Category: News

World Happiness Day: Albanians are Not Happy

World Happiness Day: Albanians are Not Happy

TIRANA, March 20 While March 20th is observed as the International Day of Happiness, it’s not all smiles for Albania. The World Happiness Index confirms that Albania ranks among the least happy countries in Europe. The report released by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions...

Edelweiss Launches New Direct Flight between Zurich and Tirana

Edelweiss Launches New Direct Flight between Zurich and Tirana

TIRANA, March 18 Starting 1 April 2019 Albanians living in Switzerland, Swiss tourists and investors will have the opportunity to reach Tirana from Zurich in less than two hours. Swiss leisure airline Edelweiss Air announced that it will launch a direct route Zurich – Tirana....

Albania Bans Boeing 737 Max from Airspace

Albania Bans Boeing 737 Max from Airspace

TIRANA, March 13 The Albanian Civil Aviation Authority (AAC) informed on Wednesday that all operations of Boeing 737-8 and 737-9 Max aircrafts are suspended in the Albanian airspace. Hence AAC joins the decision of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The agency pushed an Airworthiness...

Risi Albania and Manoolia Organize SEO Training Day

Risi Albania and Manoolia Organize SEO Training Day

TIRANA, February 28 Clever marketers and not only know that learning never stops. Therefore, Manoolia Digital Agency with the support of Risi Albania organized a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Online Marketing training day for business people, representatives from the public and private sectors, students,...

Albania Ranks Last in European Health Ranking

Albania Ranks Last in European Health Ranking

TIRANA, February 26 Albania ranks last among 35 European countries in the Euro Health Consumer Index 2018. The index is produced by the Health Consumer Powerhouse. It is the leading comparison for assessing the performance of national healthcare systems in 35 countries. The EHCI analyses...

Albania’s First Union of Call Center to Voice over 30,000 Workers

Albania’s First Union of Call Center to Voice over 30,000 Workers

TIRANA, February 18 ‘Solidariteti’ is the name of the first national Union of Contact Centers in Albania. The union was established on Monday by a group of representatives from the sector that employs over 30,000 people in the country. The news was shared by various...

Coastal Chaos Due to Lack of Beach Management Law, HSA Finds

Coastal Chaos Due to Lack of Beach Management Law, HSA Finds

TIRANA, February 13 Albania lacks a coastal management law. A performance audit conducted by the High State Audit (HSA) assessed that the National Plan of the Integrated Management of Coastal areas provides a theoretical explanation of the situation, but no solution on management. Further on,...

EU Launches €5mln Program to Scale Up Albania’s Food Safety

EU Launches €5mln Program to Scale Up Albania’s Food Safety

TIRANA, February 7 The European Union (EU) launched a Euro five million program on food safety support to Albania on Wednesday. For four years, Ireland and Finland will help Albania as an EU candidate country to strengthen its food safety and veterinary system, involving consumers...

Albania Sees Rise in Solar Power Investment Projects

Albania Sees Rise in Solar Power Investment Projects

TIRANA, February 5 Fieri region has seen a high interest for the construction of solar power plants with an installed capacity up to 2MV, including a recent plant on a potential investment estimated millions of Euros. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) confirmed that...

Standard & Poor’s Affirms B+/B Rating for Albania

Standard & Poor’s Affirms B+/B Rating for Albania

TIRANA, February 4 Standard & Poor’s affirmed its ‘B+/B’ long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings on Albania as well as a stable outlook. (see below rating scale) “The stable outlook reflects our view that Albania’s economy will expand by just under 4% over the next...