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Albania to Chair the OSCE in 2020

Albania to Chair the OSCE in 2020

TIRANA, December 6 Albania is to chair the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2020. From January 1st, 2019, Albania will become part of the OSCE Chairmanship Troika together with Slovakia as the incoming chair and Italy, the outgoing chair country. “The...

Legalization of Albanian Documents for Use in Italy Becomes Easier

Legalization of Albanian Documents for Use in Italy Becomes Easier

Tirana, December 5 Starting January 1st, all the Albanian citizens living in Italy that will need to authenticate legal documents will do it at a reduced time and cost. The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEFA) announced on Wednesday that in cooperation with the...

Hundreds of Students Boycott Classes and Join Protest

Hundreds of Students Boycott Classes and Join Protest

TIRANA, December 5 Students of the University of Tirana, the Polytechnic University, and from the University of Elbasan joined the protest started by the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Urbanism against the decision on ceiling tuition fees adopted by the Albanian Council of Ministers...

Albania – Croatia Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Albania – Croatia Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Tirana, December 5 Albania and Croatia signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to give new impetus to the friendly relationship between the two countries and to further strengthen corporation and promote trade. The agreement was signed on Tuesday in Zagreb between Albanian PM Edi Rama and...

KESH Submits Request for Vau i Dejes Floating Solar Power Plant

KESH Submits Request for Vau i Dejes Floating Solar Power Plant

TIRANA, December 4 In spring 2018 the Albanian Power Corporation (KESH) unveiled an innovative project on renewable energy production. The novelty of the project consisted of the exploitation of one single power plant facility for generating power from two renewable sources, hydropower and solar power....

Roaming Charges between Albania and Kosovo to End on June 1

Roaming Charges between Albania and Kosovo to End on June 1

TIRANA, November 27 Starting June 1, 2019, Albania and Kosovo will abolish roaming charges. The agreement was signed during the fifth joint governmental meeting held in Peja on Monday. Hence, everyone that has an Albanian or Kosovan number won’t be charged extra for calls, SMS,...

Albania-Germany Sign Record Commitment for Economic Cooperation

Albania-Germany Sign Record Commitment for Economic Cooperation

TIRANA, November 23 The negotiations between Albania and Germany on policies for development were concluded on Thursday with a record grant of Euro 168.4 million for 2019-2020. Thus, turning Germany into the major bilateral donor. The financial support consists of joint projects in the sectors...

Albania Must Reduce Deficit, IMF Urges

Albania Must Reduce Deficit, IMF Urges

TIRANA, November 21 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast a GDP growth at 4 percent. Despite this, the head of IMF’s mission to Tirana, Jan Kees Martijn said that there’s much to be done in order to produce a steady and inclusive economy that...

Albania and Greece to Get Rail Connection

Albania and Greece to Get Rail Connection

TIRANA, November 20 Albania and Greece will improve cross-border transport through rail connection (passenger and freight) of total length 130 km between the city of Pogradec in southeastern Albania and Krystallopigi, located eight kilometers away from Kapshtica cross-border point. Details about the project that is...