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Gulf Oil Organization in Albania probed over fraudulent activity

"Gulf" oil company, one of the biggest oil firms in Albania, is under investigation for fraud scheme of selling coupons worth 1.5 million euros...
Global climate

Albania to draft climate protection law by 2018

Albania will prepare a legal package with main acts for climate protection within 2018, sources from the Ministry of Environment told local media on...

MHRMI announces date for new elections

As per Macedonia’s constitution, Macedonian Human Rights Movement International calls on Macedonia’s caretaker government to deny a mandate to the SDSM/DUI coalition, reject their...
Albania

Albania increases public administration employees’ salaries by 10 percent

The salaries of employees working in Albania's public administration sector will increase by around 10 percent starting from March 8, the Albanian minister of...
IMF

Albania to receive tranche of US$77.6 million from IMF

Albania looks to receive a tranche of 77.6 million U.S. dollars from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), local media reported on Sunday. ...

Albania’s population grows to 2.88 million

Albania's population was estimated to be 2.88 million as of Jan. 1, 2017, the National Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), said on Monday. ...

US Congressman Calls For Macedonia To Be Partitioned

As if the first partition of Macedonia wasn’t enough, US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher decided to call for the further partition of Macedonia, saying “I...
pension

Albania, Austria agree to recognize pension contributions

Albania and Austria Wednesday signed an agreement on recognition of pension contributions, the Albanian government said in a statement. The agreement was...
Roads

Albania, World Bank negotiate on US$150 million road project

Albania and the World Bank are concluding an agreement on a 150-million-U.S.-dollar project aimed at improving maintenance of roads in Albania, local media reported...

Albania reports decreased trade with Western Balkan economies

Trade was losing steam in the first 11 months of this year between Albania and various economies of the Western Balkans, official data revealed...
work permit

Ukraine, Albania adopt visa-free policy

Ukraine and Albania on Friday adopted a mutual visa-free policy to boost their economic cooperation and tourism, Ukrainian authorities said. The agreement on lifting the...

Rhodes Hosts Conference for Security & Stability

On the initiative of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias the 1st Conference for Security and Stability will be held in Rhodes on the 8th and...
Convenient Banking with IC Bank and WIZZIT

IC Bank Make Giant Strides in Innovative Disruption

The launch of Zing marks a critical turning point for the traditionally cash-rich nation and is surprisingly being adopted and implemented by one of...

Facebook Allows Anti-Macedonian Hate Speech On Pages

What kind of community with no standards does Facebook think we live in? This sounds a lot like the “freedom of speech” excuse for...

Sadiku goal pushes Albania ahead in Euro 2016

Albania pulled off one of the biggest upsets of Euro 2016 thus far as they defeated Romania 1-0 in Group A on Sunday. Gianni De...
exports

Albania sees more in export enterprises

Mini companies, staffed with one to nine personnel, and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) accounted for 95.9 percent of the total, the report said,...
motor traffic accidents

Statistics relates poor driving culture to most accidents in Albania

Statistics showed that 74 percent of the fatal accidents in the country were caused by drivers' misconduct, 22 percent by motorcycle or bicycle riders...
NATO

NATO establishes a center in Albania to check extremism

Albanian Defense Minister Mimi Kodheli said that Tirana's proposal was approved by the alliance's 28 member countries at a time "when the phenomenon of...
debt

In 2015 Albania registered a rise in debt of 13.9 percent

Total external debt of the Southeastern European country stood at 7.6 billion euros (8.5 billion dollars), with 41 percent in government debt, 23 percent...
trade

Albania’s exports grew by 8.9 percent over the last 5-years

Albania's exports have increased at an annual average rate of 8.9 percent in the last five years, the Albanian Institute of Statistics said in...

Albania’s industrial sector turnover falls 4.4%

The mining and quarrying activities fell sharply by 37.2 percent year-on-year, Albanian Daily News reported Monday, citing the latest report of the National Institute...
Inflation

Albania’ low inflation rate shows how weak the its economy stands

The inflation rate of Albania fell to 1.9 percent by the end of 2015, said the newspaper, which cited experts as saying that the...

Albania and UNICEF sign pact on child internet safety

The agreement was signed between the Albania Ministry of Innovation and Public Administration, Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Youth and Social Welfare...
Oscars

Foreign language film Oscar receives 81 entries

The 2015 submissions are: Afghanistan, "Utopia," Hassan Nazer, director; Albania, "Bota," Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, directors; Algeria, "Twilight of Shadows," Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina, director; Argentina, "The Clan," Pablo...
corruption

Crown agents debunk corruption allegations levelled against it in Albania

British company Crown Agents responded on Saturday to the allegations on corruption in Albania when it implement its contract with Albanian customs. Crown Agents...
Spain

England face Scotland while Spain and Italy are paired in World Cup draw

Spain and Italy?will battle it out with Albania, Israel, Liechtenstein and Macedonia in qualification for World Cup 2018 Spain and Italy have been drawn together...
tourism

Albania chase more money with new tourism laws

A draft law on tourism was scrutinized by the Albanian Parliamentary Committee on Monday. The Draft law "On Tourism" and a package of measures...

Albania’s RTSH signed an MOU with OSCE and EBU on reforms

Albania's public broadcaster RTSH on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the...
arrested

25 year old Albanian arrested with 20kg of dynamite

A 25-year-old man has been caught by the police with 20 kg of C4 in Durres city, west of Albania, Albanian Daily News...
gas explosion

Albania gas explosion renders 70 houses uninhabitable

Nearly 70 houses were damaged by gas explosions occurred in southwestern Albania, the head of Kuman commune, Rajmond Plaka, said on Thursday. ...

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