Coronavirus, Kosovo PM calls on Albanian diaspora to make donations

April 13 – Kosovo's current Prime Minister Albin Kurti called on the Albanian diaspora to help the government in the fight against the coronavirus. In a video posted on his Facebook account, the Prime Minister said the government has opened

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Gov't extends lockdown to full weekend as curfew is lifted

TIRANA, April 13 – As of Monday, citizens are able to go out of their houses between 5 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and pharmacies, banks and marketplaces will remain open between the same time period. However, the government also announced

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COVID-19, IMF Executive Board approves $190.5 million in emergency support to Albania

COVID-19, IMF Executive Board approves $190.5 million in emergency support to Albania

WASHINGTON, DC – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved SDR 139.3 million (around US$190.5 million or Euro 174 million, 100 percent of quota) emergency support for Albania under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) to meet urgent balance of

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UPDATE: 446 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 23 victims

UPDATE: 446 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 23 victims

TIRANA, April 12 – Thirteen new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected patients to 446 in Albania. According to the Public Institute of Health, a majority of the new cases came

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Civil society organizations urge parliament to reject gov't proposal on Criminal Code changes

Civil society organizations urge parliament to reject gov't proposal on Criminal Code changes

TIRANA, April 10 – A group of thirty Civil society organizations expressed concern over the Albanian government’s reecent proposal for harsh sentences of up to 15 years for violators of the measures under the state of emergency, calling on the

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Switzerland, Norway, and UNDP finance the purchase of 30 ventilators to help Albania counter COVID-19

Switzerland, Norway, and UNDP finance the purchase of 30 ventilators to help Albania counter COVID-19

TIRANA, April 10 – A joint partnership agreement was signed today, virtually, between the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the Swiss Embassy in Albania, the Royal Norwegian Embassy for Albania, and the United Nations Development Programme in Albania, outlining

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Kosovo’s Prime Minister to EU Representative: No negotiations over border changes

Kosovo’s Prime Minister to EU Representative: No negotiations over border changes

Kosovo's acting Prime Minister Albin Kurti said that no negotiations over border changes should be made during the dialogue with Serbia, which is to be mediated by the European Union and the United States. A letter sent by Prime Minister

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Gov't to begin easing restrictive measures from next week

Gov't to begin easing restrictive measures from next week

TIRANA, April 10 – Starting from Monday next week, all pharmacies, banks and marketplaces will remain open until 5:30 p.m. Prime Minister Edi Rama announced on Friday that the decision comes at a time when coronavirus cases seem to be

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416 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 23 victims

416 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 23 victims

TIRANA, April 10 -Seven new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected patients to 416 in Albania. Although a sudden surge in coronavirus cases was observed last week, the number has significantly

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COVID-19 claims 23rd victim in Albania

COVID-19 claims 23rd victim in Albania

TIRANA, April 9 – A 72-year-old from Tirana passed away on Thursday evening at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, bringing the number of victims in Albania to 23. The elderly woman had been under intensive care for several days when her

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