The future of outdoor tourism in Albania through the caves of Tropoja

The future of outdoor tourism in Albania through the caves of Tropoja

Exploring caves is a huge part of nature tourism, nowadays called ‘ecotourism’, a new model of tourism with the potential of attracting more and more tourists from all over the world. Caves are crucial to the industry of tourism, due to

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OSCE Ambassador issues apology for shameful public act

OSCE Ambassador issues apology for shameful public act

TIRANA, Oct. 15 – The head of the OSCE Presence in Albania, Ambassador Bernd Borschardt, issued on Monday a public apology to citizens who he might have insulted on Sunday, when he responded by giving the middle finger to protesters’

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Back taxes reach amount of 880 million euros with oil refinery company A.R.M.O dominating

Back taxes reach amount of 880 million euros with oil refinery company A.R.M.O dominating

TIRANA, Oct. 14 – The amount of back taxes that businesses in Albania, a majority of which have gone bankrupt, still haven’t paid back, reached up to 880 million euros in 2018. This data was disclosed in the Albanian State

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Big businesses outperform small ones during the first half of 2019

Big businesses outperform small ones during the first half of 2019

TIRANA, Oct. 13 – Small businesses, the leading force in Albanian economy, suffered a decline in activity during the first half of 2019, according to an observation made by the Bank of Albania. The BoA reported that sales of small

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National Association of Judges says PM’s attacks undermine judiciary’s independence

National Association of Judges says PM’s attacks undermine judiciary’s independence

TIRANA, Oct. 13 – The National Association of Judges considered the attacks of Prime Minister Edi Rama and Deputy Prime Minister Erjon Brace as interfering with the judiciary and said through a statement on Thursday they overall undermine the independence

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Independent Qualification Commission dismisses SPAK candidate Ndini Tavani

Independent Qualification Commission dismisses SPAK candidate Ndini Tavani

TIRANA, Oct. 12 – The Independent Qualification Commission dismissed on Friday special prosecution candidate Ndini Tavani.  The decision was made by the judicial body composed of Alma Faskaj, Brunilda Bekteshi and Roland Ilia. Regarding the property criterion, the IQC found

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Final Venice Commission report says ‘no’ to President’s dismissal

Final Venice Commission report says ‘no’ to President’s dismissal

TIRANA, Oct. 12 – The Venice Commission approved on Friday a final opinion on President Ilir Meta’s decision to cancel June 30 as an election date.  In a statement, the VC notes that its experts are of the opinion that

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Property and arbitration issues take up the majority of funds in 2018 factual budget report

Property and arbitration issues take up the majority of funds in 2018 factual budget report

TIRANA, Oct. 11 – The meeting agenda of the Commision for Economy and Finances and the Supreme State Audit covered the discussion of the 2018 factual budget, pending to be voted on at the next parliamentary session. Data included in

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BoA organizes conference presenting banks progress towards financial innovation

BoA organizes conference presenting banks progress towards financial innovation

TIRANA, Oct. 11 – On Friday, the Bank of Albania in cooperation with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) held the annual conference titled “A new and courageous world? The future of banking in developing European countries;

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France to deny Albania, N. Macedonia opening of negotiations

France to deny Albania, N. Macedonia opening of negotiations

TIRANA, Oct. 10 – A week before the European Council meeting to decide the fate of negotiations with Albania and Northern Macedonia, France has announced it wants the opening of negotiations for both countries to be postponed by 2020. Further

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