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Summit promises EU funding for road, power connections

Summit promises EU funding for road, power connections

TIRANA, Aug 31 – Albania is to receive EU funding to finish up key sections of the north-south highway corridor and to create a better high voltage link with neighboring Macedonia, according to a document released at the end of

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Op-Ed: Without the Western Balkans, the European Union would be incomplete

Op-Ed: Without the Western Balkans, the European Union would be incomplete

A joint article by the Foreign Ministers of Austria and Germany, Sebastian Kurz and Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the occasion of the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna 20 years after the wars in the Western Balkans the region is peaceful and

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Gov't warns of tough nationwide campaign against informality

Gov't warns of tough nationwide campaign against informality

TIRANA, Aug. 19 – The Albanian government has reconfirmed it is committed to undertaking a nationwide campaign against informality and tax evasion in the next couple of weeks similar to that on electricity launched in late 2014 to curb massive

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Underground Gjirokastra tunnel becomes tourist attraction

Underground Gjirokastra tunnel becomes tourist attraction

TIRANA, Aug. 20 – An underground tunnel built by the former politically imprisoned in Gjirokastra, has become a tourist attraction in Gjirokastra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The visitors come mainly from former communist countries and are amazed at the

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Worried about security in stadiums, FSHF to issue personalized tickets

Worried about security in stadiums, FSHF to issue personalized tickets

TIRANA, Aug. 20 – The official governing body of Albanian football, the FSHF, has announced that it would take new security measures to avoid incidents during matches of the national team, starting with the return qualifying match between Albania and

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Czech volunteers revitalize isolated northern Albanian mountain village

Czech volunteers revitalize isolated northern Albanian mountain village

TIRANA, Aug. 11 – A group of Czech volunteers fond of exploring northern Albania have teamed up to establish the Albanian Challenge not for profit association aimed at revitalizing the isolated Curraj i Eperm village in the northeastern region of

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Skenderbeu to face Croatia's Dinamo Zagreb in Champions League play-off

Skenderbeu to face Croatia's Dinamo Zagreb in Champions League play-off

TIRANA, Aug. 13 – Albania's Skenderbeu will face Croatia's Dinamo Zagreb in its historic Champions League play-off as the first Albanian team to have made it to this stage of Europe's most prestigious football competition for clubs. The two sides

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Albania climbs to historic 22nd in August FIFA rankings

Albania climbs to historic 22nd in August FIFA rankings

TIRANA, Aug. 6 – For the very first time Albania's national football team has made it to the world's top 30 following a surprise positive performance in its Euro 2016 qualifiers. Albania climbed 14 places to a historic high of

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New mayor promises to clean up littered capital

New mayor promises to clean up littered capital

TIRANA, Aug. 6 – Tirana's new mayor, Erion Veliaj, is a man with a mission: To make Tirana the cleanest capital in the Balkans. He has started his new job with the promise to clean up the city's public areas,

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Skenderbeu becomes first Albanian club to reach Champions League play-off

Skenderbeu becomes first Albanian club to reach Champions League play-off

TIRANA, Aug. 6 – Skenderbeu has become the first Albanian club to qualify for the Champions League play-offs after beating Moldova's Milsami 4-0 on aggregate in the competition's third qualifying round. The Albanian five-time consecutive champions won 2-0 in the

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