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Albania and Belarus Remove Visas Between Them
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Albania and Belarus Remove Visas Between Them

TIRANA, June 20 The Council of Ministers of Albania has approved today the agreement with the government of Belarus, for the mutual removal of requests for Visa for their citizens while traveling in respective countries. Pursuant to Article 100 of the Constitution and the law: “For international agreements of Republic of Albania” with a proposition...

Fines for Premises That Allow Smoking Repeatedly
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Fines for Premises That Allow Smoking Repeatedly

TIRANA, June 14 600.000 Leke will be the fine for all of the subjects that break the law regarding the smoking on the premises if they will be caught several times doing so within a period of 3 months. The draft from the Ministry of Health and Social Protection has now passed to the parliament...

Mooring Buoys to Protect Seafloor Habitat in Karaburun-Sazan
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Mooring Buoys to Protect Seafloor Habitat in Karaburun-Sazan

TIRANA, June 13 Tour boats and private boats navigating within Karabun-Sazan Marine Park area can now use five mooring buoys instead of dropping anchor. The new infrastructure will help to protect the Posidonia Oceanica meadows as traditional types of anchors tend to dig and uproot the seagrass meadows. Karaburun-Sazan Marine National Park encompasses a rich...

Reaction of Dutch Embassy to Tirana: You Have to Do More
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Reaction of Dutch Embassy to Tirana: You Have to Do More

TIRANA, June 13 The Embassy of Netherlands in Tirana, gave an official announcement yesterday after the voting in the Dutch parliament for not starting the negotiations with Albania, adding that the Netherlands remain determined for the perspective of EU regarding the countries in the Western Balkans. The Dutch Embassy in its statement said that the...

Quality of Bathing Sites in Albania Revealed
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Quality of Bathing Sites in Albania Revealed

TIRANA, June 7 The quality of bathing sites in Albania improved during the last year, yet the country was ranked below the European average. In total, 67 out of 108 bathing sites at Albania’s coast, lakes and rivers and other water bodies monitored by the European Environment Agency (EEA) met the EU’s highest excellent quality...

Freedom House Ranks Albania in the Middle Regarding Free Press
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Freedom House Ranks Albania in the Middle Regarding Free Press

TIRANA, June 5 Albania was given the grade 2 regarding the freedom of media, according to the report released today by the ‘Freedom House’, an organization that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. The report titled ‘The freedom and the Media 2019, a downward spiral’, marks the countries in the...

Double Fines to Not Have the Driver’s License Suspended
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Double Fines to Not Have the Driver’s License Suspended

TIRANA, May 31 Starting from June 15, 2019, the new legal change is being implemented that will put double fines for those who don’t want their driver’s licenses suspended. The new amendment in the street code was approved a few weeks ago from the parliament and it has been published in the official bulletin. This...

Albania part of EXPO Dubai 2020
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Albania part of EXPO Dubai 2020

TIRANA, May 30 Albania will take part in EXPO Dubai 2020. Today, Sokol Nano, the Executive Director of Albanian Investment  Development Agency (AIDA) signed the contract for the participation of Albania in the international event. The World Expo chose the city of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates to host the EXPO 2020 where 192...

New E-gates Speed up Exit Controls at TIA
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New E-gates Speed up Exit Controls at TIA

TIRANA, May 30 Tirana International Airport (TIA) has introduced self-scanning boarding passes before security control through eGates. These gates an innovative automated technology that is becoming widespread in international hubs. The automated system verifies a passenger’s boarding pass in the departure area prior to them crossing into the security check area. The system checks the...