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Direct Low-Cost Route Tirana-London Launched on Thursday

Direct Low-Cost Route Tirana-London Launched on Thursday

TIRANA, April 19 Hungarian low-cost airline, Wizz Air launched on Thursday a new direct route between Tirana International Airport and Luton Airport in London. The official announcement was made by TIA, which confirmed that the new route is scheduled for three times a week. Moreover,...

Road Projects Expected to Be Completed in 2018

Road Projects Expected to Be Completed in 2018

TIRANA, April 19 Main road segments such as Tirana-Elbasan, Kukes-Morina, Kardhiq-Delvina, Fieri Bypass, and Tirana big ring road are expected to be completed within this governing term. This was declared by Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Damian Gjiknuri said on Wednesday. According to him, the...

Key Findings of the 2018 Report on Albania’s Economy

Key Findings of the 2018 Report on Albania’s Economy

TIRANA, April 18 “Albania has made some progress and is moderately prepared in developing a functioning market economy,” the EC country report says for the Albanian economy. The European Commission published the country reports for the six Western Balkan countries and Turkey where among others...

How to Work in the Aviation Industry, Training to Start in September 2018

How to Work in the Aviation Industry, Training to Start in September 2018

TIRANA, April 17 Young people interested in the civil aviation industry will have the opportunity to attend professional training starting September 2018. Representatives from the Albanian Civil Aviation Authority, Mother Teresa International Airport, Albawings Albanian Airline, and Harry Fultz institute signed a cooperation memorandum on...

EC Expected to Recommend Opening of Accession Talks with Albania

EC Expected to Recommend Opening of Accession Talks with Albania

TIRANA, April 16 The European Commission is expected to recommend the start of accessions recommendations for Albania and Macedonia. In light of progress achieved, the European Commission recommends that accession negotiations be opened with Albania”, the commission is to say in its yearly enlargement report,...

Two Companies Eyeing Karaburun for Wind Farm Investments

Two Companies Eyeing Karaburun for Wind Farm Investments

TIRANA, April 13 The first proposals for investments in wind farms have been submitted to the Albanian Ministry of energy and Infrastructure. The institution announced that the first applications for the construction of the wind farm were submitted by EURUS ltd and WF ENERGY ltd...

Freedom House Report: Albanian Democracy Stagnated in 2017

Freedom House Report: Albanian Democracy Stagnated in 2017

TIRANA, April 12 Corruption remains a serious problem in Albania, Freedom House’s latest Nations in Transit 2018 report that was released on Wednesday highlighted. The main findings of the report that assesses democratic governance in 29 post-communist states say that democracy in Albania stagnated in...

Four Proposals for Investing in Shipyards in Albania

Four Proposals for Investing in Shipyards in Albania

TIRANA, April 11 The annual cost of maintenance and repairing Albanian fishing vessels is estimated Euro 7 million. The vessels sail to Greece and Italy for this services due to the lack of ship repairing and naval engineering docks. Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture...

Small Businesses Protest against New VAT Threshold

Small Businesses Protest against New VAT Threshold

TIRANA, April 10 Small businesses in the Albanian capital city and all over the country closed their shops for one hour on Tuesday in protest against the government decision for lowering the Value Added Tax (VAT) threshold. Sellers at the Medrese, Cam and Electric Appliances...

Kuksi Airport to Start Operation in Autumn 2018

Kuksi Airport to Start Operation in Autumn 2018

TIRANA, April 6 Cheap flights are finally coming to Albania as Kuksi Airport is expected to start operation in autumn. Thus, it will become the second functional airport in Albania. This decision follows the latest events in Kukes and the protest of local people against...