IMF: fiscal performance to worsen

IMF: fiscal performance to worsen

TIRANA, July 10- In an analysis from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the fiscal performance outlook in Albania appears weak. The analysis predicted that budget revenues in relation to GDP will decrease during the 2019-2024 medium term. As the economy

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Kosovo threatens Albania again

Kosovo threatens Albania again

TIRANA, July 10- Albania and Kosovo are continuing to have fierce trade relations. The 10 euro toll tax that Albania imposed on the "Nation's Road" is being described as a loot for the citizens of Kosovo. Muharrem Nitaj who is

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Albanian families face economic hardships

Albanian families face economic hardships

TIRANA, July 10- Almost one-third of Albanian households were unable to meet basic food and clothing needs during 2018, according to a poll conducted by the Balkan Barometer 2019 which is a project of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). Albania

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Unemployment among university graduates increases

Unemployment among university graduates increases

TIRANA, July 10- Having completed higher education in Albania does not mean you are necessarily privileged to find a job. On the contrary, the number of unemployed professional graduates increased in 2018, though officially the unemployment rate fell sharply that

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Economy in Brief

Economy in Brief

Euro enters a downward trend again After a slight increase in the end of June, the euro depreciated again yesterday (10.07), when it was exchanged for 121.85 lek, about 0.03 points less than the day before, marking the eighth day

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Court of Appeals rules former DP MP's arrest was

Court of Appeals rules former DP MP's arrest was "illegal"

TIRANA, July 12 – Shkodra's Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that the arrest of former opposition Democratic Party MP Bardh Spahia on June, was illegal.     Spahia was arrested last month after the protest of a group of

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Editorial: Albania–Kosovo Relations: the show goes on

Editorial: Albania–Kosovo Relations: the show goes on

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL   Even though the subject of having joint embassies and consular services has been promoted before, this week the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Albania and Kosovo presented with a lot of enthusiasm a mutually signed agreement

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Polish President:

Polish President: "Without Western Balkans integration, Europe won't breathe easy"

Without the Western Balkans' integration, Europe won't breathe easy, Polish President Andrzej Duda said during a Western Balkans summit in Poznan (western Poland) on Friday. Duda stressed that Poland supported the EU enlargement policy since it supported a Europe of

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Words vs Actions, or what makes a government great

Words vs Actions, or what makes a government great

By Sidonja Manushi   They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and the Socialist government seems to have taken this quite at heart, as it relies much more on photo propaganda than it does on putting its money

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Socialist gov't criticized by EC for all-time-high level of PPP contracts

Socialist gov't criticized by EC for all-time-high level of PPP contracts

TIRANA, July 11 – The European Commission criticized the government for uncontrolled Public-Private Partnership contracts, which have already reached a historic high for Albania – as much as 31 percent of the country's GDP.   What is more important, the

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