Construction booming again amid higher tourism investment, money laundering allegations

Construction booming again amid higher tourism investment, money laundering allegations

TIRANA, Feb. 28 – Albania's construction industry received a major boost in 2018 and the emerging tourism industry where major investment is being carried out played a key part although credit to the sector as a whole registered sluggish growth,

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Japan helps increase safety at UNESCO town of Berat

Japan helps increase safety at UNESCO town of Berat

TIRANA, Feb. 28 – Japan has donated €75,000 to increase local resident and tourist safety in Berat, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Albania. The donation made this week by Japan's embassy in Tirana will be used for the

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More Albanian agricultural products tapping European markets

More Albanian agricultural products tapping European markets

TIRANA, Feb. 28 – Albanian fresh vegetables and fruit producers are successfully tapping European markets, including destinations such as Denmark and the Netherlands, as agriculture moves toward employing modern techniques and meeting EU standards. Danish Green Garden, a greenhouse enterprise

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Albania's inter religious council calls for gov't – opposition dialogue

Albania's inter religious council calls for gov't – opposition dialogue

TIRANA, Feb. 27 – The Albanian interreligious council called on both sides of the Albanian political spectrum to solve the crisis the country has found itself in through dialogue and restraint. In one voice the Albanian Muslim Community of Albania,

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Police crackdown on Shkodra trafficking ring, municipal council member among them

Police crackdown on Shkodra trafficking ring, municipal council member among them

TIRANA, Feb. 28 – Four people, part of a criminal group related to the organization, financing and trafficking of narcotics, were arrested on Wednesday during a police operation conducted in the Lezha-Shkodra road segment with the support of special police

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Albania launches new 'Be Taken' tourism campaign with appeal to overcome prejudice

Albania launches new 'Be Taken' tourism campaign with appeal to overcome prejudice

TIRANA, Feb. 27 – In an appeal to Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson to come and discover Albania on his own following his notorious comments about the Balkan country a decade ago in the award-winning 'Taken' movie, Albania has launched

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Economists appeal for permanent solution to common pre-electoral tensions

Economists appeal for permanent solution to common pre-electoral tensions

TIRANA, Feb. 27 – At a time when Albanian politics has entered a deadlock with a lot of uncertainties ahead, economists say a permanent solution has to be found over common tense situations in the run-up to elections so that

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Civil society in Serbia puts forward progressive foreign policy initiative

Civil society in Serbia puts forward progressive foreign policy initiative

The most influential civil society organizations and think tanks in Serbia have put forward an ambitious and forward thinking initiative regarding the main pillars of Serbian foreign policy. The initiative was signed by 18 organizations including well-known names such as

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Follow-up: opposition protest turns tense, as majority holds unexpected parliament session

Follow-up: opposition protest turns tense, as majority holds unexpected parliament session

TIRANA, Feb. 26 – A tense situation was created in front of Albania's parliament on Tuesday evening, where the opposition gathered to protest while the majority MPs were in the hall during unexpected session. A group of demonstrators attempted to

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Evolving the efforts to Leave No one Behind

Evolving the efforts to Leave No one Behind

TIRANA, Feb. 25- The UN General Assembly decided on Sept. 2015 to establish a collection of 17 global goals, titled the Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are projected in an "Agenda 2030," a plan which seeks to have the goals

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