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Top Baby Names in Albania over the Last Century
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Top Baby Names in Albania over the Last Century

TIRANA, January 8 What’s in a name? Shakespeare would ask. Quite a lot, from meaning, identity, culture, and spiritual belonging to aesthetically pleasing sounds, the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) would answer. The most popular baby names for Albania in general and each city, in particular, are available in a collection that includes a little...

Top 10 Most Popular Cars in Albania
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Top 10 Most Popular Cars in Albania

TIRANA, January 5 If it could be judged by the cars that you see on the road, Albania wouldn’t look like one of the poorest countries in Europe. Albanians love cars and drive a lot despite their short commutes and small cities. With most of the people moving from remote parts of the country to...

The Normal School of Elbasan Celebrates 111th Anniversary
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The Normal School of Elbasan Celebrates 111th Anniversary

TIRANA, December 1 111 years ago 140 students from all the Albanian lands began classes at the Normal School of Elbasan with Luigj Gurakuqi as the first director. It was the first national high school in the Albanian language and a cradle of education for teachers of the Albanian language from every Albanian-speaking land. The...

Where and How to Celebrate the Independence and Liberation Days
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Where and How to Celebrate the Independence and Liberation Days

TIRANA, November 27 If there would be a list of the best places to celebrate the 108th Anniversary of Independence Day and the 76th anniversary of Liberation Day, the most logical answer would be at home. Yet with a long weekend ahead, many might be planning at least one day doing something different.   How...

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...