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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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Albania and Serbia at odds over Lute

Albania and Serbia at odds over Lute

The 13th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage took place at Port Louis from Nov. 26- Dec. 1. A list of 40 countries enlisted their nominations, seven among them named in urgent need

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Biberaj Foundation co-sponsors $2,5 million to support Albanian professionals in US

Biberaj Foundation co-sponsors $2,5 million to support Albanian professionals in US

TIRANA, July 16 –  The Biberaj Foundation announced on Saturday its first project – the co-funding of the Albanian-American Development Foundation Master's Degree Fellowship program. The Master's and Internship Program (MIP) was launched in 2016 by the Albanian-American Development Foundation

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Government to launch diaspora involvement programs for economic and social development

Government to launch diaspora involvement programs for economic and social development

TIRANA, March 3 – The government published a project aiming to involve the Albanian diaspora in the country's social and economic development this week, in particular by collecting aids for Albanian migrants and diaspora representatives to help the country's economy

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Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia discuss joint diaspora efforts

Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia discuss joint diaspora efforts

TIRANA, Jan. 25 – Albanian, Macedonian and Kosovo Ministers of Diaspora — Pandeli Majko, Edmond Ademi and Dardan Gashi — met in Ohrid this week to discuss promoting trilateral cooperation in the context of the countries' Euro-Atlantic integration. A press

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Hundreds attend diaspora summit held in Tirana

Hundreds attend diaspora summit held in Tirana

TIRANA, Nov. 20 – More than a thousand members of the Albanian diaspora, including pre- and post-communism migrants, living in 40 countries around the world, attended the first ever Diaspora Summit held in Tirana. The summit, themed as "Undivided for

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Editorial: Avoiding divisive policies in the diaspora

Editorial: Avoiding divisive policies in the diaspora

This week, a major summit on Albania's large diaspora was held with much fanfare in Tirana, discussing a series of issues on the topic. While positive in spirit, beyond the facade of the summit, there is a need for a

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Engaging the Albanian diaspora: The necessary start-up summit

Engaging the Albanian diaspora: The necessary start-up summit

By Alba à‡ela The Albanian diaspora is quite impressive in terms of numbers (relative to the population naturally), achievements, geographical distribution and strong links to the homeland. It has several strata that vary according to chronology of migration movements, reasons

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Diaspora summit to kick off in Tirana

Diaspora summit to kick off in Tirana

TIRANA, Nov 17 – The first Albanian Diaspora Summit will kick off this week at the Palace of Congresses in Tirana, to be held from 18 – 20 November 2016. The summit, organized in cooperation with the International Organization for

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Gov't presses ahead with plans to register diaspora

Gov't presses ahead with plans to register diaspora

TIRANA, January 12 – The Albanian government set its initiative for registering the Albanian diaspora in motion by approving this week a draft law which stipulates the creation of a register for all Albanian citizens living abroad. The move is

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