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Albanians Commemorate 578th Anniversary of the League of Lezha
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Albanians Commemorate 578th Anniversary of the League of Lezha

TIRANA, March 2 Today Albanians commemorate the League of Lezha (Lidhja e Lezhës) The League of Lezha was held 578 years ago on 2 March 1444 at Shen Kolli Kathedral in Lezha. That is the same place where is now located the memorial of Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu. The League marked one of the most important...

Don’t Miss ‘Faces of the Dictatorship’ Exhibition
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Don’t Miss ‘Faces of the Dictatorship’ Exhibition

TIRANA, February 22 The culture of remembrance is the link between the past, present, and future. If this link is broken, there will be ground for the growth of authoritarian regimes. In countries like Albania where nobody bothered to honestly condemn communism as it deserves, the monstrous crimes of the regime risk vanishing into thin...

Traditional Albanian Recipes: Gjyveç, Orzo Casserole
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Traditional Albanian Recipes: Gjyveç, Orzo Casserole

TIRANA, February 18 Gjyveç is comfort food in Albania, especially in the southern part of the country. This is a typical Mediterranean recipe cooked in different countries of the region. The main ingredients needed for an Albanian Gjyveç are beef and orzo pasta. This is a type of pasta that looks like rice. Orzo is...

Where can Albanians Travel Visa-Free in 2022
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Where can Albanians Travel Visa-Free in 2022

TIRANA, February 17 The Albanian passport made a slight improvement in the Henley and Partners annual passport index 2022. The number of countries where a holder of an Albanian passport can travel visa-free is 114. This number has not changed over the last couple of years. However, the Albanian passport jumped from 52nd place in...

What Cars Can You Import to Albania?
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What Cars Can You Import to Albania?

TIRANA, January 11 Citizens who plan to import a vehicle or those, who want to bring their car when moving to Albania, must check the vehicle’s emission standards. A car has to meet certain standards Euro emission standards before being registered in Albania, the General Directorate of Road Transport Services announced on Monday. The authority...

Kosovo’s Hive Makes Oscar International Shortlist
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Kosovo’s Hive Makes Oscar International Shortlist

TIRANA, December 22 Kosovo’s “Hive” by writer-director Blerta Basholli is among the 15 films that will advance to the next round of voting in the Oscars Best International Feature Film Race, the academy announced on Tuesday. This marks Kosovo’s first appearance in this Oscar category shortlist where films representing  93 countries raced. ‘Hive’ (Zgjoi) was...

Albania’s Top 10 Most Popular Cars in 2020
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Albania’s Top 10 Most Popular Cars in 2020

TIRANA, December 20 The number of new and second-hand cars on the roads of Albania increased in 2020, according to the latest figures unveiled by the Albanian Institute of Statistics. INSTAT released its second survey on motor vehicles in the country. The survey that refers to data from 2020 shows that the number of privately...

Albanians Can Soon Use Vanity Plates (without having to go to the UK)
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Albanians Can Soon Use Vanity Plates (without having to go to the UK)

TIRANA, December 17 Albania will soon join the list of countries that issue personalized plates also known as vanity plates, the General Directorate of Road Transport Services (DPSHTRR) announced on Friday. This means that every citizen who owns a vehicle can apply for a personalized plate with up to seven characters, letters, and numbers, just...

Albanian Beauty Industry Blooms in Age of Coronavirus
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Albanian Beauty Industry Blooms in Age of Coronavirus

TIRANA, March 24 As the pandemic put the spotlight on good health and self-care it’s no wonder that the medical aesthetic market saw a boom in many countries. COVID-19 provided perfect timing for those who needed treatments that could be easily hidden behind face masks. Many adults who felt uncomfortable wearing braces took advantage of...

Love is in the Air at Divjaka-Karavasta
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Love is in the Air at Divjaka-Karavasta

TIRANA, January 29 January starts with good news at Divjaka Karavasta National Park. John Malko, who fell from the sky in 2017, is building his love nest. Although John (Xhoni) cannot fly, he does share the charisma of his namesake, the acclaimed John Malkovich. This and the fact that he’s considered the most photographed personality...