Lushnja mayor injured in explosion allegedly carried out by former driver

Lushnja mayor injured in explosion allegedly carried out by former driver

TIRANA, Dec. 31 – Lushnja Mayor Fatos Tushe and his secretary Erisa Qalliu were injured on Tuesday as a result of a grenade explosion in the premises of the local city administration office. The explosive device is learned to have

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'Ernest' airline company suspends operating flights

'Ernest' airline company suspends operating flights

TIRANA, Dec. 29 – The Civil Aviation Authority (ACA) recently announced that the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) has issued the suspension act for the licence of airline company ‘Ernest’. The suspension act will take effect on January 13, 2020,

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Imports from Kosovo to Albania drop as those to EU rise by 48.8%

Imports from Kosovo to Albania drop as those to EU rise by 48.8%

TIRANA, Dec. 27 – During November, Kosovo’s imported goods from Albania were worth 17.1 million euros, equivalent to 5.8 percent of the total imports, according to recent data published by the Kosovo Agency of Statistics (ASK). Compared to a year

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Kosovo elects new parliament chairman, while gov’t establishment remains unclear

Kosovo elects new parliament chairman, while gov’t establishment remains unclear

TIRANA, Dec. 26 – The Kosovo parliament gathered on Thursday afternoon and elected its new chairman; with 75 votes in favor, 27 against and 6 abstentions, Glauk Konjufca was elected for the position.   The proposal was made suddenly by the

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November marked by increase in Albanian and foreign citizen outflows

November marked by increase in Albanian and foreign citizen outflows

TIRANA, Dec. 26 – According to the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), the outflow of Albanian citizens increased by 11.4 percent during November compared to the same period in 2018, surpassing the 9 percent average annual rate. While the high rate

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Kosovo Academy of Sciences: “Mini-Schengen undermines Kosovo-Albania relations”

Kosovo Academy of Sciences: “Mini-Schengen undermines Kosovo-Albania relations”

TIRANA, Dec. 25 – The Kosovo Academy of Sciences and Arts has reacted to the attitudes of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama towards the Balkan mini-Schengen, as well as his statements towards Kosovo's political leaders. The reaction comes after Prime

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Gov’t to guarantee 138 mil euros in revenue for Vlora Airport concessionaire

Gov’t to guarantee 138 mil euros in revenue for Vlora Airport concessionaire

TIRANA, Dec. 22 – On Friday, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy announced the opening of an international tender process for the construction of the Vlora Airport with a 35-year term. Recently, the Ministry revealed that the cost of the

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Newly established SPAK receives its first report on sterilization concession

Newly established SPAK receives its first report on sterilization concession

TIRANA, Dec. 24 – The "Thurje" initiative made its first report on Tuesday to the newly-established Special Prosecutor's Office (SPAK) concerning the sterilization concession, on suspicions that it is a corrupt affair. Representatives of this organization submitted the report to

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Third mini Schengen meeting puts Albania and Kosovo at odds

Third mini Schengen meeting puts Albania and Kosovo at odds

TIRANA, Dec. 21 – Rows of cars depicted heavy traffic on Friday, as government vehicles blocked the airport road on which Serbian President Aleksander Vucic was to pass to arrive in Tirana for the unofficial part of the third ‘mini

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International tender process opens for Vlora Airport with 35-year term

International tender process opens for Vlora Airport with 35-year term

TIRANA, Dec. 19 – The construction of the Vlora Airport will begin on May 31 next year. At the ceremony, the cabinet ministers announced the opening of an international tender for the project that appears to be a BOT (Build-Operate,

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