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Which Country Sent the Most Visitors to Albania in Jan-Oct 2019?
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Which Country Sent the Most Visitors to Albania in Jan-Oct 2019?

TIRANA, December 5 The number of international arrivals during January-October increased from 5.3 million in 2018 to 5.8 million in 2019, the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT). While it is known that Albania attracts most of its international visitors from neighboring Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Montenegro, arrivals from other countries increased compared to the same period...

EU to Allocate €15 mln to Support Albania 
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EU to Allocate €15 mln to Support Albania 

TIRANA, December 4 New European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said during the press read-out of the first College meeting on Wednesday that the EU will allocate Euro 15 million from the European Neighborhood Fund immediately to support the Albanian people after the recent disastrous earthquake. President Ursula von der Leyen highlighted that the...

Cultural Heritage Sites Damaged in Earthquake
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Cultural Heritage Sites Damaged in Earthquake

TIRANA, December 4 The tower at the historic Kruja Castle, one of the country’s most important castles and a major tourist attraction was damaged by the earthquake of Nov 26th. Other national landmarks damaged by the earthquake are the Clock Tower at Preza Castle and the ancient walls in Durres. Besides the bell tower at...

International Experts Helping in Damage Assessment
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International Experts Helping in Damage Assessment

TIRANA, December 4 Experts’ teams from the EU, Israel, Switzerland, and the US consisting of specialists and structural engineers have been dispatched to Albania following the earthquake that took 51 lives and left hundreds injured and thousands of damaged residential and commercial buildings. The damage assessment and aid distribution in the affected areas is led...

How to Make Insurance Claims after the Earthquake, AMF Explains 
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How to Make Insurance Claims after the Earthquake, AMF Explains 

TIRANA, December 3    The Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority (AMF) informs all the citizens affected by the earthquake that own a coverage contract with insurance companies to contact them. According to AMF, an expert from the insurance company must inspect the damaged property. Moreover, AMF advises to not neglect the terms defined in the insurance...

Kosovo to Join Albania’s Power Grid in 2020
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Kosovo to Join Albania’s Power Grid in 2020

TIRANA, December 3 Starting April 2020 Kosovo will end dependence on Serbia’s power grid and join Albania’s power grid instead following an agreement signed on Monday by the Transmission System Operator of Albania and the Transmission System and Market Operator Company of Kosovo (KOSTT). “This is a historic agreement for Kosovo and KOSTT,” Chief Executive...

EU Ambassador Pledges Support to Albania
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EU Ambassador Pledges Support to Albania

TIRANA, December 2 The European Union Delegation in Albania announced that technical engineers from the EU Member States and other countries, under the coordination of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, are on the ground to assist the Albanian authorities in assessing the damages on the buildings and infrastructures affected by earthquakes earlier this week. EU...

Albania Earthquake: How to Help the Victims 
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Albania Earthquake: How to Help the Victims 

TIRANA, November 27   In the light of the emergency state in the region of Durres and Tirana, Albanian and international citizens, the business community, the Albanian Diaspora, and foreign governments are showing their support and helping out the victims with assistance, disaster relief funds, and supplies. Citizens affected by the earthquake are currently sheltered in...

Durres and Tirana under State of Emergency
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Durres and Tirana under State of Emergency

TIRANA, November 27 Rescue crews from Albania, Kosovo, Italy, Greece, Romania, France, and Israel are continuing to search for survivors in Durres and Thumana, one day after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks devastated buildings and killed 26 people (Wednesday morning). About 24 hours from the strongest earthquake of Tuesday morning, the Albanian...

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Albania Rocks Buildings
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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Albania Rocks Buildings

TIRANA, November 26 A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Albania in the dead of the night on Tuesday. The earthquake that jolted the country at 3:54 AM had the epicenter 10 km north of Durres city and it was felt all over the Balkans and in Italy. The quake caused power cuts in Tirana and Durres...