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Can Albania Compete with Countries Luring Digital Nomads?
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Can Albania Compete with Countries Luring Digital Nomads?

TIRANA, November 26 Do you remember that meme of birds sitting on a power line looking at another bird suspended in the air and chirping: “He has Wi-Fi”? Yet, a hilarious pun would be “He’s a digital nomad”. Digital nomads are like migratory birds traveling long distances all over the world looking for a temporary...

How to Find an Authorized Translator in Albania
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How to Find an Authorized Translator in Albania

TIRANA, November 24 With many Albanians and foreign citizens coming and living in Albania, translation services become essential. Professional translators and interprets are always needed no matter if you are an Albanian or an international citizen submitting and specific application or doing business talks. Certified translation is required when converting text from the Albanian language...

Albania’s English Proficiency Improves
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Albania’s English Proficiency Improves

TIRANA, November 23 Albania, known for its foreign language skills performance, is continuing to improve when it comes to English-speaking proficiency, a recent ranking confirms. The recently released annual English Proficiency Index shows Albania is continuing its progress among English-speaking countries. Albania ranks 43rd among 100 countries where English is not a national language and...

At the Movies Forget the Popcorn and Keep the Mask On
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At the Movies Forget the Popcorn and Keep the Mask On

TIRANA, October 16 Following the verdict on the opening of cinemas in Albania, health authorities released the guidelines and safety protocols both for movie theaters staff and movie-goers. Based on the guideline, no one with a temperature over 37.5 Celsius, staff members of clients will be allowed to enter the premises. Moreover, everyone must keep...

Albania to Reopen Cinemas after 7 Months
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Albania to Reopen Cinemas after 7 Months

TIRANA, October 14 Cinema-goers can finally return to cinema halls amid COVID-19 safety measures. Albanian authorities have given permission to cinema owners to reopen their facilities, according to a new decision published on Wednesday in the Official Gazette, Issue No. 181. Based on the decision that came into effect upon publication, cinema hall operators can...

New School Year Starts in Albania Unlike Any Before
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New School Year Starts in Albania Unlike Any Before

TIRANA, September 14 The new school year 2020-2021 started across Albania for over 480,000 students enrolled in primary and secondary schools. Starting Monday, children will return to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic with tough prevention and control measures in place. Therefore, a new safety protocol will be implemented in all education facilities. Some schools with...

Balkan Film and Food Festival Kicks off in Pogradec
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Balkan Film and Food Festival Kicks off in Pogradec

TIRANA, September 14 The tenth edition of the Balkan Film and Food Festival, an event that celebrates the Balkan culture and history through cinema, has started in Pogradec, eastern Albania. Around 50 movies, shorts, documentaries, animations, and long features, from ten Balkan Countries, will be screened for the public at the Open Air Cinema of...

Intangible Cultural Heritage Expands with Xhubleta, Tropoja Dance and more
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Intangible Cultural Heritage Expands with Xhubleta, Tropoja Dance and more

  TIRANA, August 7 The Albanian National Committee for Intangible Heritage decided to expand the national list of intangible cultural heritage with the following living heritage elements: Typical mountain dance to the rhythms of the ‘tupan’ from Tropoja(“Kcimi i bjeshkës me tupan i Tropojës” The ancient ritual of transhumance (seasonal migration of livestock) Xhubleta, as...

E. Celebi Describes Gjirokastra Hygiene against the Plague
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E. Celebi Describes Gjirokastra Hygiene against the Plague

TIRANA, April 15 In the times of coronavirus, good hygiene and social distancing save lives. Albanians tend to have an obsession with sanitation and cleanliness. Even Ottoman Turkish writer Evliya Celebi, who travelled through southern Albania in 1670, marveled at the urban and household hygiene in the city of Gjirokastra in cases of plague. This...