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Albania & Kosovo Have Highest Marriage Rates in Europe
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Albania & Kosovo Have Highest Marriage Rates in Europe

TIRANA, February 14 How many weddings do you want per year? Albanians: Yes Albanians love to tie the knot more than people from any other European country, official data confirm. Eurostat released some soft stats on the occasion of Valentine’s Day that show which country had the highest number of marriages relative to the population...

The 140th Anniversary of Albania’s First Museum
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The 140th Anniversary of Albania’s First Museum

TIRANA, February 14 The first museum in Albanian was established in Shkodra on February 14, 1880, by the Jesuit Fathers. The main items in the museum were archeological objects, a numismatic collection, old rare weapons, Albanian traditional clothes, and other objects from world cultures. The Jesuit fathers also created a botanical and an ethnographic museum....

Albanian Music Legend Nexhmije Pagarusha Dies Aged 86
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Albanian Music Legend Nexhmije Pagarusha Dies Aged 86

TIRANA, February 7 One of the biggest and most beloved singers Nexhmije Pagarusha, has died at the age of 86 on Friday following a short disease. Pagarusha, known as the nightingale of Albanian music, leaves a legacy in music that will endure for generations to come. She remained true to the values of Albanian music...

Who Isn’t Eligible for the Foreign Pensioners Tax Break?
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Who Isn’t Eligible for the Foreign Pensioners Tax Break?

TIRANA, January 28 The expected approval of a few amendments on the tax regime this Thursday by the Albanian Parliament would be a significant incentive for foreigners looking for a retirement destination where they can pay zero tax on their income. Secondly, it would give a boost to senior tourism also known as silver tourism....

Hija e Korbit Treasure, One of the Biggest Found in Albania
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Hija e Korbit Treasure, One of the Biggest Found in Albania

TIRANA, January 27 Perhaps the legends of hidden treasures in Albanian lands are not just myths. Exactly 38 years ago, archeologists were informed about an amazing treasure trove of coins at Hija e Korbit (The Crow Shadow) one the left bank of Devolli River, close to Maliq town. An estimated 618 silver coins from different...

Books to Read Before Visiting Albania
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Books to Read Before Visiting Albania

TIRANA, January 15 Books are a great way to prepare for a visit to a foreign country. While online travel guides and maps, and language on the go apps assist the traveler to get to know the next destination before heading out to a different place. Books make the first introduction to new cultures and...

Majestic Photos of Albanian Mountains as Seen from Italy
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Majestic Photos of Albanian Mountains as Seen from Italy

TIRANA, January 10 Albania and Italy are close and the shortest air distance between Vlora and Otranto is about 91 km. Yet, it’s not easy to observe the Italian coast from the Albanian Riviera. On the other hand, people on the other side of Otranto Strait are luckier. Every winter, the inhabitants of Salento and...

How Many Italians Lived in Albania in 2019?
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How Many Italians Lived in Albania in 2019?

TIRANA, January 7 The number of Italian citizens living and working in Albania in 2019 was estimated at 1,680, Monitor magazine reported on Tuesdayreferring to the Registry of Italian Residents Abroad (AIRE). The data collected by AIRE on Italian citizens living abroad provides important insights into the reasons why they are residing in another country...