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Coronavirus: Albania to Introduce Stronger Measures
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Coronavirus: Albania to Introduce Stronger Measures

TIRANA, March 27 Starting Monday, March 30th, a new measure to slow the spread of the new coronavirus will come into effect. Prime Minister Edi Rama announced on Friday on his Facebook page that only one person per family will be allowed to leave the house for grocery shopping. The person has to apply for...

Albania Covid-19 Cases Jump to 186 on Friday
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Albania Covid-19 Cases Jump to 186 on Friday

TIRANA, March 27 As of Friday, 186 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Albania, according to Public Health authorities. Some 12 additional cases were reported during the last 24 hours including two from the city of Puka. Tirana continues to see most cases, jumping from 102 to 107. Moreover, the number of deaths related...

BoA Cuts Key Rate to Record Low to Curb COVID-19 Hit
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BoA Cuts Key Rate to Record Low to Curb COVID-19 Hit

TIRANA, March 25 The bank of Albania (BoA) has cut its key rate to a record-low of 0.5 percent from 1.0 percent in a bid to alleviate the economic impact from the new coronavirus pandemic, BoA’s Governor Gent Sejko said on Wednesday. Sejko said that precautionary measures taken by public and private authorities to halt...

Data protection and COVID-19
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Data protection and COVID-19

TIRANA, March 25 By Aida Kaloci Deloitte Albania Kosovo The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has urged the government, as well as public and private organizations to adopt necessary measures to prevent the spreading of the virus and mitigate its effects. Many of the measures adopted include the processing of information on the movement of employees...

Coronavirus Update: Albania Reports 23 New Cases
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Coronavirus Update: Albania Reports 23 New Cases

TIRANA, March 25 Albania reported 23 more cases of the new coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the country’s total to 146. The 23 additional cases were up from 19 reported on Tuesday. Deputy Minister of Health Mira Rakacolli said in a statement that Albania has conducted a total of 1,041 tests so far,...

COVID-19 Albanian Govt Declares State of Natural Disaster
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COVID-19 Albanian Govt Declares State of Natural Disaster

TIRANA, March 25 The Albanian government declared the state of natural disaster in the country over the novel coronavirus pandemic COVID-19, a recent decision published in the Official Gazette confirmed. The state of natural disaster will allow authorities to reestimate the state budget based on the additional unexpected expenses. The state of natural disaster includes...

EU Greenlights Accession Talks with Albania and North Macedonia
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EU Greenlights Accession Talks with Albania and North Macedonia

TIRANA, March 24 As expected, member state foreign and Europe ministers agreed during a videoconference held on Tuesday to open accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia. “Very pleased that the EU member states today reached political agreement on the opening of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia. I wholeheartedly congratulate both countries. This...

COVID-19: Albania Confirms 5th Death and 19 New Cases
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COVID-19: Albania Confirms 5th Death and 19 New Cases

TIRANA, March 24 Public health officials announced on Tuesday that Albania has a new confirmed death due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. A Tirana patient was the latest casualty of the virus. That brings the number of deaths in Albania to five including one in Durres, one in Lushnja, one in Kavaja, and one in...

EU Can Start Accession Talks with Albania and North Macedonia
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EU Can Start Accession Talks with Albania and North Macedonia

TIRANA, March 24 The European Union (EU) could start membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia if the 27 member countries finalize a draft decision this week, Reuters reported on Monday. According to Reuters, if approved as expected, the agreement would end two years of delays and signal new momentum for all six Western Balkan...