Shutdown of gambling centers and drought halve economic growth during the first six months

Shutdown of gambling centers and drought halve economic growth during the first six months

TIRANA, Sept. 30 – As expected, the growth rate of the economy was significantly slow in the first six months of the year considering that energy exports were responsible for almost half of last year’s growth. These exports were favored

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Albanian police sequester 137 kg of cocaine headed to Athens

Albanian police sequester 137 kg of cocaine headed to Athens

TIRANA, Sept. 28 – The Albanian Police and the Serious Crimes Prosecution announced on Friday an operation conducted in cooperation with Greek authorities and in coordination with the US Drug Enforcement Administration Office in Athens, which seized 137 kilograms of

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Bundestag approves, solution of political crisis key to opening accession negotiations

Bundestag approves, solution of political crisis key to opening accession negotiations

TIRANA, Sept. 25 – The German Bundestag approved on Thursday night the conditions placed by the centre-right Christian Democratic CDU/CSU, which agreed on Tuesday to vote in favor of a conditional opening of accession talks with Albania.  Among the conditions

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New privacy terms for internet providers in Albania

New privacy terms for internet providers in Albania

TIRANA, Sept. 24- A new directive that essentially sets out the general rules of traffic management and the protection of users’ rights is expected to be enforced and implemented by Jan. 1, 2020. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has

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New banknotes to circulate soon

New banknotes to circulate soon

TIRANA, Sept. 25- The Bank of Albania had a stock of cash, thus it decided to create new cuts for the existing banknotes. But apart from looks the BoA has also updated the security elements in banknotes, to make them

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Rare fungi growing in Albania valued at 3000 euros per kilogram

Rare fungi growing in Albania valued at 3000 euros per kilogram

TIRANA, Sept. 24 – A similar fungus to the French truffle has been discovered in Albania with a value of 3,000 euros per kilogram.  Moreover, this type of truffle is quoted within the stock market with prices ranging from 300

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China celebrates 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China

China celebrates 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China

TIRANA, Sept. 24 – The Chinese Embassy to Tirana celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Tuesday evening at the premises of the National History Museum in Tirana with an official reception. The

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Citizens to pay more for water consumption measuring equipment

Citizens to pay more for water consumption measuring equipment

TIRANA, Sept. 24- As Tirana has recently been suffering from a water supply shortage, the Tirana Water and Sewerage Company (UKT) has notified its customers in a letter that it has begun the procedure of verifying and testing the water

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24 percent increase in asylum applications amid political tension

24 percent increase in asylum applications amid political tension

TIRANA, Sept. 24 – Albanian citizens’ desire to leave the country is as present as ever in 2019. According to data provided by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), a total of 14 thousand applications for asylum in an EU

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Road freight transportation in Albania, among the lowest in Europe

Road freight transportation in Albania, among the lowest in Europe

TIRANA, Sept. 24 – Albania demonstrates low levels of road freight transportation in comparison to other European countries, according to EUROSTAT data.  Less than 250 million tonnes of goods per kilometer were loaded in Albania in 2017, while the EU28

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