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COVID-19 Albanian Govt Declares State of Natural Disaster
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COVID-19 Albanian Govt Declares State of Natural Disaster

TIRANA, March 25 The Albanian government declared the state of natural disaster in the country over the novel coronavirus pandemic COVID-19, a recent decision published in the Official Gazette confirmed. The state of natural disaster will allow authorities to reestimate the state budget based on the additional unexpected expenses. The state of natural disaster includes...

EU Greenlights Accession Talks with Albania and North Macedonia
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EU Greenlights Accession Talks with Albania and North Macedonia

TIRANA, March 24 As expected, member state foreign and Europe ministers agreed during a videoconference held on Tuesday to open accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia. “Very pleased that the EU member states today reached political agreement on the opening of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia. I wholeheartedly congratulate both countries. This...

EU Can Start Accession Talks with Albania and North Macedonia
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EU Can Start Accession Talks with Albania and North Macedonia

TIRANA, March 24 The European Union (EU) could start membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia if the 27 member countries finalize a draft decision this week, Reuters reported on Monday. According to Reuters, if approved as expected, the agreement would end two years of delays and signal new momentum for all six Western Balkan...

Albania COVID-19 Cases Surge to 70
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Albania COVID-19 Cases Surge to 70

TIRANA, March 20 The latest figures provided by the Albanian Ministry of Health on Friday show that the country reaches 70 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Six additional infected persons were reported on Friday. One was a woman in her 80s from Fier, while the other five cases were confirmed in the capital city Tirana. So...

Non-Essential Travel to the EU Restricted Temporarily
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Non-Essential Travel to the EU Restricted Temporarily

TIRANA, March 19 The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs informs all the Albanian citizens that in the frame of the urgent measures to counter the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the European Union, currently the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, has taken a 30-day temporary restriction of non-essential travel into the EU area from...

More Flights to Be Cancelled from and to Tirana Airport
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More Flights to Be Cancelled from and to Tirana Airport

TIRANA, March 18 More flights are being canceled from and to Tirana International Airport (TIA) as Albania and countries across Europe set up measures to fight the novel coronavirus. Further disruption is expected at Tirana Airport on Wednesday and Thursday as more airlines are canceling their flights from and two Albania. The Embassy of Albania...

Flights between Albania and UK to be Cancelled
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Flights between Albania and UK to be Cancelled

TIRANA, March 16 Albania will add the UK to the list of travel restrictions, Tirana International Airport (TIA) announced on Monday. “To the attention of the passengers that are flying to the UK as a destination. To further prevent the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) the Albanian Government has announced that flights to and from the...

Albania to Impose Nightly Curfew
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Albania to Impose Nightly Curfew

TIRANA, March 16 Albanian authorities will impose a stringent measure to combat the coronavirus outbreak, an overnight curfew for all citizens starting Monday at 18:00 hours. The pedestrians’ night curfew, which is the most far-reaching of measures taken in Albania to prevent the spread of the virus, was announced by Prime Minister Edi Rama on...