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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...

Albanians Name Star and its Exoplanet Illyrian and Arber
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Albanians Name Star and its Exoplanet Illyrian and Arber

TIRANA, December 18 Albania’s history now has a place in the starry sky. At a distance of 407.7 light-years, the ‘Arber’ exoplanet now orbits the yellow giant ‘Illyrian’ in the constellation of Leo Minor. On the occasion of its hundredth anniversary, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has revealed at Paris Observatory the names of Star...

German October 2019 Brings People and Cultures Together
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German October 2019 Brings People and Cultures Together

TIRANA, October 2 The 13th edition of the German October also known as the weeks of the German-Albanian culture will start this Saturday. Gur, gur behet ure (von Mauren zu Brücke) is the motto of this edition of the German October that will offer numerous events in seven Albanian cities. The program includes music, cinema,...

Ismail Kadare Wins ‘Pak Kyongi’ Prize for 2019
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Ismail Kadare Wins ‘Pak Kyongi’ Prize for 2019

TIRANA, 18 September Ismail Kadare, the well-known Albanian writer has won the award Pak Kyongni for 2019. In the official announcement made by Kim Uchang, chief of the selective committee, says that the works of Ismail Kadare cause the readers to ponder and feel strongly about their relationships with certain historic events. The ceremony where...

TIFF on its 17th Edition this Year, from 23-29 September
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TIFF on its 17th Edition this Year, from 23-29 September

TIRANA, 11 September Tirana International Film Festival (TIFF) which starts this 23 September is considered one of the most important cinematic and cultural events not only in Albania but in the whole Balkan region. During its 7-day-long run, there will be presented different films and documentaries in two divisions, competition, and non-competition. In the competition...

Albanians Abandon their Traditional Favorite Food?
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Albanians Abandon their Traditional Favorite Food?

TIRANA, August 26 It seems that Albanians have lowered the consumption of bread and corn in the first half of 2019. The official data by the Ministry of Agriculture show a significant decrease in imports of grains in Albania. During the period January-June 2019, the import of grains, wheat and rye has decreased by 9.8%,...

Applications Open for Creative Economy Grants, Hurry Up!
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Applications Open for Creative Economy Grants, Hurry Up!

TIRANA, August 21 The craftwork remains value in the economy of a country, which based in tradition and history, gives a new dimension to the development of the trade of these products, within the country and abroad. In this framework, to return and develop further this sector, with so much potential that Albania has, the...

This is the Average Household Size in Tirana
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This is the Average Household Size in Tirana

TIRANA, August 19 The number of individuals that created families in the capital of Albania, Tirana has grown year after year. According to official data by the City Hall of Tirana, during 2018, the number of families was approximately 288.325, and it results that most of the families consist of 3 people. This comes as...