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How Albanians Use the Internet Today?
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How Albanians Use the Internet Today?

TIRANA, November 15 Besides being a driver for competitiveness, digital infrastructure both advanced and underdeveloped  has an enduring appeal to foreign investors The latest report on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) usage in households and by individuals drafted by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) reveals the number of people using the internet has surged over...

Fewer Births in Aging Albania during Q3
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Fewer Births in Aging Albania during Q3

TIRANA, November 14 The quarterly report on Demographic Indicators by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) shows a y-o-y falling birth rate for the July-September period, but without mentioning reasons why the rate has been falling. Yet, immigration, economic anxiety, or positive social phenomena such as women’s empowerment, lifestyle choices, fertility awareness, and birth control,...

Albania 10th in Europe for Remittance Inflows in 2018
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Albania 10th in Europe for Remittance Inflows in 2018

TIRANA, November 12 Albania was the 10th largest remittance-receiving country in Europe in with migrant workers from the country sending home Euro 926 million in 2018, according to Eurostat. In 2018, flows of money sent by residents and non-residents of the European Union (EU non-EU countries, referred to as personal transfers, amounted to €35.6 billion....

Albanian Firms Name Top Business Environment Obstacles
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Albanian Firms Name Top Business Environment Obstacles

TIRANA, November 11 Tax rates were considered the main obstacle to films in Albania according to the 2019 Enterprise Survey by the World Bank (WB). The data for the survey were collected from Januarys to May 2019. A total of 377 business owners and senior managers from the sectors of manufacturing, retail, and other services...

Albanian Govt Lowers 2019 GDP Growth Forecast
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Albanian Govt Lowers 2019 GDP Growth Forecast

TIRANA, November 5 The Albanian government has lowered its 2019 forecast for economic growth to 3.4 percent from 4.3 percent before, Minister of Finance and Economy Anila Denaj reported to the Parliament on Monday. The minister said that the lower GDP growth forecast will come with less income in the state budget. Yet, she added...

Bulgaria Recognizes Albanian Driving Licenses
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Bulgaria Recognizes Albanian Driving Licenses

TIRANA, November 1 Bulgaria recognizes the right of Albanian citizens to use their current driving licenses in Bulgaria under the condition that the license is valid and the holder has the right to drive vehicles of the respective category. Moreover, Albanians residing in Bulgaria will be able to use their license for up to a...

Albanians’ Favorite Travel Destinations for 2018
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Albanians’ Favorite Travel Destinations for 2018

TIRANA, October 31 The most popular vacation destination for Albanians in 2018 was their homeland. The Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) unveiled on Thursday the findings from the Family Tourism Poll on Travel and Tourism. The analysis comes from a survey of 10,240 private households. The values considered are for personal and business travel and...

Albanian National Robotics Team among FGC 2019 Winners
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Albanian National Robotics Team among FGC 2019 Winners

TIRANA, October 30 After the FIRST Global Challenge 2019, the Albanian National Robotics Team was awarded the second prize in the “Clara Barton” category, named after the famous American nurse, who with her knowledge and lessons saved hundreds of people during the civil war. This award goes only to the three teams that have demonstrated...

Italy’s Black Friday Strike Causes Flight Disruption
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Italy’s Black Friday Strike Causes Flight Disruption

TIRANA, October 25 Citizens traveling from Albania to Italy and vice-versa faced disruption on their flight schedules due to a “Black Friday” industrial action called by Italian union traders protesting over pay and work conditions. The strike that started on late Thursday affected all means of public transportation in Italy, including, rail, ferries, and airport...