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Airlines working in Albania compensate 700 travelers

A total of 700 passengers were compensated by airline companies operating in Albania due to delays or cancellations in 2018 and 1,200 are underway,...
Albanian President Ilir Meta

Albanian president sack seven ministers

Albanian President Ilir Meta has decreed the dismissal of seven out of the eight ministers proposed by Prime Minister Edi Rama, the press office...
AFP © Getty Images/AFP/File / by Jennifer O'Mahony | Energy firms say Senegal and Mauritania's current oil and gas ventures will transform them into net exporters by 2020

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...
Albania

Albanian cabinet reshuffle, 4 ministers dismissed

Four ministers of the Albanian cabinet have been dismissed from their posts, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Sunday confirmed the news in his...
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. ...
Euro

Albanian police seize US$106 million of suspicious money in three years

Albania's state police have seized 100 million euros (106 million U.S. dollars) in money or assets from criminal activities in the past three years,...
economy

Albanian economy expected to grow by 3.5 pct in 2017

Based on the positive performance of Albanian economy, Finance Minister Arben Ahmetaj told a press conference Tuesday that Albania's economic growth in 2017 would...

Albania plans to increase renewable energy share to 38 percent by 2020

The new law on promoting renewable energy in Albania was published Tuesday, thus paving the way to the entry into force of this law. ...

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. ...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Feb. 6 world news summary at 0030 GMT

BUCHAREST -- Some 2,500 people gathered on Sunday for a demonstration near the Cotroceni Presidential Palace to support the ruling coalition, the first pro-government...
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...
Business

Albanian businesses see justice reform as key to business climate

The implementation of the recently-adopted justice reform is expected to improve the business climate in Albania, Marinela Jazoj, head of Foreign Investors Association in...

Lending activity of Albanian banks expected to improve in 2017

Albanian Association of Banks expects a better performance of the banks lending activity during 2017, media reports showed Sunday. The banking system...

Albanian prosecution probes lawmaker’s wealth

A probe was launched on Friday into the wealth and assets of Alfred Peza, a lawmaker with the Albanian ruling Socialist Party, the Prosecution...
Court

Dismissed Albanian mayor challenges elections body’s decision to court

The former mayor of Kavaja in central Albania, Elvis Roshi, addressed Monday Albania's Constitutional Court asking the nullification the Central Elections Commission decision stripping...
inflation

Albania’s inflation rises to 2.2 percent by end of 2016

Albania's consumer price inflation hit the level of 2.2 percent year-on-year in December, from 1.9 percent in November, the statistical office, INSTAT, said Monday. ...
insurance over

Albania’s insurance market expands by 7.85 percent

Albania's insurance market grew by 7.85 percent year on year to around 13.3 million leks (103,000 U.S. dollars) during the first 11 months of...

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...
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama

Albania holds first ever Albanian Diaspora summit

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama held a welcome ceremony on Friday night to greet all the participants from all fields of life who answered...
THAAD

THAAD in S. Korea not helpful for promontory peace

The deployment of the THAAD missile system on the South Korean soil by the United States is not conducive to peace on the Korean...
football

Albania’s football team gets diplomatic passports and 1 million euros as rewards

The decision was made by the Council of Ministers on Monday, one day after Albania's 1-0 victory over Romania. The goal by...

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,...

April 7 world news summary at 0030 GMT

TIRANA -- A helicopter of the Albanian Armed Forces crashed in the village of Grizhja, Shkodra region, north Albania, killing two crew members and...

March 27 world news summary at 0030 GMT

DAR ES SALAAM -- At least seven people were killed and 10 others seriously injured on Saturday after their truck hit a roadside billboard...
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...

Police takes into custody former Albanian minister

According to the press release of the Albanian State Police, former Albanian Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Equal Chances Spiro Ksera and the...