Citizens to pay more for water consumption measuring equipment

Citizens to pay more for water consumption measuring equipment

TIRANA, Sept. 24- As Tirana has recently been suffering from a water supply shortage, the Tirana Water and Sewerage Company (UKT) has notified its customers in a letter that it has begun the procedure of verifying and testing the water

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24 percent increase in asylum applications amid political tension

24 percent increase in asylum applications amid political tension

TIRANA, Sept. 24 – Albanian citizens’ desire to leave the country is as present as ever in 2019. According to data provided by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), a total of 14 thousand applications for asylum in an EU

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Road freight transportation in Albania, among the lowest in Europe

Road freight transportation in Albania, among the lowest in Europe

TIRANA, Sept. 24 – Albania demonstrates low levels of road freight transportation in comparison to other European countries, according to EUROSTAT data.  Less than 250 million tonnes of goods per kilometer were loaded in Albania in 2017, while the EU28

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Rama, Mitsotakis meeting reconfirms change in Greek stand regarding EU accession

Rama, Mitsotakis meeting reconfirms change in Greek stand regarding EU accession

TIRANA, Sept. 24 – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama met with Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday where they briefly discussed Albania’s accession to the European Union, ahead of the European Council’s meeting in October, which is to decide whether

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OSCE meeting fails to initiate electoral reform dialogue among political sides

OSCE meeting fails to initiate electoral reform dialogue among political sides

TIRANA, Sept. 25 – The OSCE and the Parliamentary Special Commission for Electoral Reform organized on Wednesday in Tirana a conference with representatives of political parties in the country on a comprehensive electoral reform, but opposition parties only stayed briefly

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Police escort journalists over fake earthquake news

Police escort journalists over fake earthquake news

TIRANA, Sept. 23 – Albanian police escorted on Monday journalists Aurel Rakipllari of SYRI.net and Daniela Grica of “Shekulli” for questioning, after the latter published stories warning a powerful earthquake at 11:30pm on Sunday. The stories that broke out on

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National Historic Museum hosts “The Belt and Road” Chinese traditional art exhibition

National Historic Museum hosts “The Belt and Road” Chinese traditional art exhibition

TIRANA, Sept. 23 – The National HIstoric Museum inaugurated on Monday, Sept. 23, the “Belt and Road” Chinese traditional art exhibition, brought for the public by the Chines Embassy to Tirana.  The exhibition, which stayed open for two days only,

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AIIS presents publication on NATO-Poland relations in the 70 years of Alliance

AIIS presents publication on NATO-Poland relations in the 70 years of Alliance

TIRANA, Sept. 24 – The Institute for Eastern Studies and the Albanian Institute for International Studies organized the presentation of the publication ‘NATO: 1949 – 1999 – 2019 The 20 Years of Poland in the 70 Years of the Alliance,’

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Strong earthquake rocks Albania, damaging over 500 homes and injuring 105 people

Strong earthquake rocks Albania, damaging over 500 homes and injuring 105 people

TIRANA, Sept. 22 – A strong 5,6 Richter magnitude earthquake hit Albania on Saturday evening, with a smaller 5,4 Richter earthquake following and numerous aftershocks throughout the night, damaging over 500 homes and 30 buildings and hurting around 105 people

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Albania, Kosovo and N. Macedonia seek permanent removal of barriers

Albania, Kosovo and N. Macedonia seek permanent removal of barriers

TIRANA, Sept. 21 – Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia are seeking the permanent removal of the barriers between them said the representatives of the states’ Chambers, who met in Skopje under a regional initiative whose main goal is the increase

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