Fundraising calls raise over eight million euros

Fundraising calls raise over eight million euros

TIRANA, Nov. 29 – As the alarming amount of damages and victims continued to grow, citizens, companies and diaspora alike organized donations funds where people could contribute with monetary assistance.  In less than 48 hours various fundraising calls have raised

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Region and international community come together to help during the aftermath

Region and international community come together to help during the aftermath

TIRANA, Nov. 28 – To cope with the large numbers of injured people, a number of private hospitals including Hygeia, Spitali Amerikan and Polyklinika Doctors Hospital have opened their doors to those hurt in the quake. They are treating people

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Albanians inside the country and beyond in solidarity with earthquake victims

Albanians inside the country and beyond in solidarity with earthquake victims

TIRANA, Nov. 28 – All Albanians inside the country and beyond came in immediate to those affected by Tuesday’s devastating earthquake.  A number of volunteers set up collection points in Tirana, mostly close to the centre and the country’s National

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Strong aftershocks keep citizens scared and outside their houses

Strong aftershocks keep citizens scared and outside their houses

TIRANA, Nov. 28 – A big number of aftershocks were registered after Tuesday, some as strong as 5 and 5.2, keeping people in a constant state of anxiety and briefly halting the search operations in Thumane and Durres on Wednesday.

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Albanian earthquake: 29 victims counted, as gov’t announces state of emergency

Albanian earthquake: 29 victims counted, as gov’t announces state of emergency

TIRANA, Nov. 27 – The balance of victims of the powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Albania Tuesday morning continues to worsen as the search missions continue looking. According to the latest official data, at least 29 people are thought

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Kosovo tax on Serbia proves unfavorable for Albania as exports drop

Kosovo tax on Serbia proves unfavorable for Albania as exports drop

TIRANA, Nov. 24 – Exports from Albania to Kosovo amounted to 204 million euros during the first 10 months of 2019. In comparison to the same period a year earlier, exports grew by almost 13 percent, but despite the positive

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Asylum applications increased by 21 percent since 2018 according to EASO report

Asylum applications increased by 21 percent since 2018 according to EASO report

TIRANA, Nov. 22 – Applications lodged by Albanian citizens for asylum in one of the European Union member states increased by 21 percent since last year, according to the latest report by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). During the

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Deadly earthquake hits Albania, leaving at least 47 people dead and hundreds injured

Deadly earthquake hits Albania, leaving at least 47 people dead and hundreds injured

TIRANA, Nov. 26 – A deadly, 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Albania, and particularly Tirana and Durres, on Tuesday morning, bringing down buildings, trapping people under rubble and so-far causing at least forty victims.    At least 9 bodies were recovered overnight

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PM introduces new package against organized crime

PM introduces new package against organized crime

TIRANA, Nov. 26 – Prime Minister Edi Rama introduced on Monday the highlights of a new legal package that aims to hit organized crime harder.  The package appears to be similar to that of anti-mafia, in force for many years,

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US Embassy advises parties to consult Venice Commission on Constitutional Court establishment

US Embassy advises parties to consult Venice Commission on Constitutional Court establishment

TIRANA, Nov. 23 – The US Embassy to Tirana issued a statement on Thursday advising political parties in Albania to consult the Venice Commission’s legal opinion for the differing interpretations regarding the nomination process of Constitutional Court members.  “In the

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