Coronavirus, US donates PPE  to Albania

Coronavirus, US donates PPE to Albania

TIRANA, April 9 – The United States has provided Albania with the first aid in personal protective equipment for the medical staff on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus. The US Ambassador to Tirana, Yuri Kim was

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OAK requests facility in mobility between Kosovo and Albanian businesses

OAK requests facility in mobility between Kosovo and Albanian businesses

TIRANA, April 9 – The Chamber of Doing Business in Kosovo (OAK) asked the Albanian and Kosovo governments to facilitate mobility between businesses of the two countries, through a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, and

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Albania expected to lose 1.4 percent of GDP in 2020 due to COVID-19 measures

Albania expected to lose 1.4 percent of GDP in 2020 due to COVID-19 measures

TIRANA, April 9 – Albania is expected to lose 1.4 percent of GDP in 2020, due to the travel restrictions and temporary measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to the World Bank’s latest Spring report. Manufacturing, trade, tourism

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Editorial: Crisis management 2.0 – collaboration instead of intimidation

Editorial: Crisis management 2.0 – collaboration instead of intimidation

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL Intimidation has been the primary tool of the current administration and especially of Prime Minister Rama in trying to reinforce the measures necessary for the management of the Covid-19 crisis. Intimidation has been achieved through two types

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409 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 22 victims

409 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 22 victims

TIRANA, April 9 – Only nine new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected patients to 409 in Albania. Although a sudden surge in coronavirus cases was observed last week, the number

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Gov't proposes harsh prison sentences for violators of COVID-19 measures

Gov't proposes harsh prison sentences for violators of COVID-19 measures

TIRANA, April 9 – The Albanian government has proposed to the parliament to make several change to the Criminal Code, by introducing harsh prison sentences of up to 15 years for those who violate the government-imposed measures under the state

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COVID-19, AmCham urges gov’t to support affected businesses and employees further

COVID-19, AmCham urges gov’t to support affected businesses and employees further

TIRANA, April 8 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Albania has asked the government to take further steps in protecting businesses and employees affected by the COVID-19 restrictive measures. In an official letter addressed to Prime Minister Edi Rama,

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EU-Western Balkans Summit in Zagreb postponed due to COVID-19

EU-Western Balkans Summit in Zagreb postponed due to COVID-19

TIRANA, April 8 – The EU-Western Balkans Summit in Zagreb has been postponed indefinitely in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it was scheduled to take place on May 7, a new date in June will

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COVID-19, Albania requests NATO aid in medical supplies

COVID-19, Albania requests NATO aid in medical supplies

TIRANA, April 7 – The Albanian government has asked NATO for assistance through donations in medical equipment and personal protective equipment to protect medical staff and citizens from the coronavirus pandemic. Through an official request written on March 27, four

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Albanians ranked second largest group to acquire EU citizenship in 2018

Albanians ranked second largest group to acquire EU citizenship in 2018

TIRANA, April 7 – Albanians were the second largest citizenship of origin to be granted citizenship of one of the member states of the European Union in 2018. According to data published by Eurostat in 2018, more than 47,400 Albanians

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