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Telecommunication Companies to Cancel Prepaid Mobile Plan Hikes
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Telecommunication Companies to Cancel Prepaid Mobile Plan Hikes

TIRANA, February 14 Mobile users all over Albania, who recharged their plans during the last days, were surprised to find out that the three telecommunication companies operating throughout the country increased all their prepaid mobile plans by Lek 200 almost at the same time. On the other hand, the new tariff was little or not...

Fewer Babies Born in Albania in 2019
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Fewer Babies Born in Albania in 2019

TIRANA, February 13 While births are falling, life expectancy is rising and youth are leaving Albania, the demographic news released on Thursday by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) doesn’t seem good. The data showed that for the fifth year in a row the number of births has declined. There were 28,561 babies born in Albania...

Albania’s Minimum Wage Is Lowest in Europe
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Albania’s Minimum Wage Is Lowest in Europe

TIRANA, February 11 Recent data from Eurostat show that the difference in national gross monthly minimum wages in European countries is very large ranging from Euro 213 in Albania to as much as Euro 2,142 in Luxembourg. Eurostat’s biannual publication on Albania minimum wages shows a slight increase of €3 from July 2019 resulting from...

Apply for the 6th UNESCO Youth Leadership Workshop 2020 in Seoul
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Apply for the 6th UNESCO Youth Leadership Workshop 2020 in Seoul

TIRANA, February 7 The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) will organize the 6th UNESCO Youth Leadership Workshop 2020 in Seoul, Korea on GCED (Global Citizenship Education) from 25 to 31 May 2020. The UNESCO/APCEIU is a Fully Funded Youth Leadership conference for one week in Korea. This is a Leadership workshop so...

Albania Mulling a €600 mln Eurobond Issue in May
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Albania Mulling a €600 mln Eurobond Issue in May

TIRANA, February 5 Albania is planning a new Eurobond issue of up to Euro 600 million in May, Minister of Finance and Economy Anila Denaj said for Reuters on Tuesday. Before the earthquake of November 2019 hit Albania, authorities were considering the possibility to borrow about Euro 500 million by November 2020. According to Denaj,...

Albania Earthquake Economic Damage Nears €1 billion
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Albania Earthquake Economic Damage Nears €1 billion

TIRANA, February 5 Two months after Albania was jolted by a 6.4 earthquake, details are emerging about the damage done to over 11 municipalities. The 26th November earthquake claimed the lives of 51 people, some 17,000 were left homeless, and a total of 202,000 persons suffered damage. The official results of the Post Disaster Needs...

How to Apply for an Albanian Residence Permit?
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How to Apply for an Albanian Residence Permit?

TIRANA, February 3 If you’re a foreign citizen planning to live or work in Albania, you should know that the easiest way to start an application for an Albanian residence permit is online through e-Albania. The application goes directly to the State Police. The online service ‘Application for requiring a residence permit’ provides all international...

GTCI 2020: Is Albania Attractive for Skilled Workers?
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GTCI 2020: Is Albania Attractive for Skilled Workers?

TIRANA, January 30 The Global Talent Competitiveness 2020 Index (GTCI) released at the World Economic Forum in Davos, reveals a talent gap in Albania in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The index is based on the findings of research from the Adecco Group, the world’s leading HR solutions company, in partnership with INSEAD and...

Greek Parliament Green-lights Agreement on Driving Licenses
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Greek Parliament Green-lights Agreement on Driving Licenses

TIRANA, January 29 The Greek Parliament ratified on Wednesday the agreement on the mutual recognition of driving licenses in Albania and Greece. The agreement was signed by both countries since May 2018. This means that Albanian citizens visiting or residing in Greece as well as Greek citizens traveling or staying in Albania will be able...

Albania Publishes First Gender-Equality Index
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Albania Publishes First Gender-Equality Index

TIRANA, January 28 The first Gender Equality Index in Albania gives the country a 60.7 point, or seven points below the European Union (EU) average, 67.4 in 2017. The index, which is an instrument of the European Institute for Gender and Equality, captures gender gaps in six different domains, plus two additional domains and a...