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Micro Enterprises Account for 89% of Total Businesses

Micro Enterprises Account for 89% of Total Businesses

TIRANA, February 20 Small enterprises in Albania remain the main factor for employment. According to the data provided by the Institute of Statistics (INSAT) on its Structural Survey of Enterprises 2016, there are 108,000 active enterprises in Albania. The data confirm that there are over...

Agreement on IAP Pipeline and Albania’s Gasification Achieved

Agreement on IAP Pipeline and Albania’s Gasification Achieved

TIRANA, February 16 The 4th Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) Advisory Council that was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, concluded with two important agreements concerning the establishment of a company on the projection of the Ionian Adriatic Pipeline (IAP) and the gasification of...

Govt Launches Bid on Three Onshore Oil Blocks

Govt Launches Bid on Three Onshore Oil Blocks

TIRANA, February 12 The Albanian Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy opened bidding round for three onshore oil blocs of Albletrol, respectively Cakran-Mollaj in Fier, Gorisht-Kocul, and Amonica in Vlora. The offer for the onshore bids is due March 31 for companies interested in exploring for...

Albania-Israel Sign Agreement on Direct Flight Tirana-Tel Aviv

Albania-Israel Sign Agreement on Direct Flight Tirana-Tel Aviv

TIRANA, January 7 The new nonstop air route Tirana-Tel Aviv, that will start operating on April 13, is going to strengthen the relations between Albania and Israel and especially economic cooperation. Israeli tourists and visitors will have the opportunity to travel to Albania twice a...

New Low-cost Direct Routes Coming in 2018

New Low-cost Direct Routes Coming in 2018

TIRANA, February 5 Civil aviation in Albania seems to have an excellent start to 2018. New low-cost and charter flights will start in the upcoming months. Two non-stop flights from Tirana to London low-cost) and Tel Aviv will begin in April 2018, the Civil Aviation...

Ohrid Lake on Way to UNESCO Listing as World Heritage

Ohrid Lake on Way to UNESCO Listing as World Heritage

TIRANA, February 2 Albania submitted on Thursday the nomination dossier for the inclusion of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of Ohrid Lake region in UNESCO World Heritage List. Minister of Tourism and Environment Blendi Klosi confirmed through a Facebook post that the file is waiting...

Turkey’s Investment Stock in Albania Is $2.7 Billion

Turkey’s Investment Stock in Albania Is $2.7 Billion

TIRANA, January 31 The stock of Turkish direct investments in Albania is $2.7 billion. This was confirmed by the Ambassador of Turkey to Tirana, Murat Ahmet Yoruk during an official statement on the new airport project in Vlora area. The ambassador said that Turkey is...

Vlora Airport to offer Lower Prices than Rinas

Vlora Airport to offer Lower Prices than Rinas

TIRANA, January 29 The new Airport in Vlora is expected to have lower fares compared to Tirana International Airport (TIA) or also known as Rinas. The Albanian government submitted the draft-law on the negotiation procedure with the Turkish companies to the parliament. According to report...

Berat, 2nd Prettiest European Town, JATA Confirms

Berat, 2nd Prettiest European Town, JATA Confirms

TIRANA, January 25 Now, Japanese holidaymakers know that the second most beautiful town to visit in Europe is Berati, the white city situated along the two sides of Osumi River. JATA, the Japanese Association of Travel Agents says that Berat, UNESCO World Heritage Site in...

Design for New Vlora Airport Project Unveiled

Design for New Vlora Airport Project Unveiled

TIRANA, January 22 The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) unveiled the images of the new airport project in Vlora in Akerni Area. During the last week, Albanian authorities announced that the consortium of the companies, Cengiz Construction, Kalyon Construction, and Kolin Construction submitted an...