Category: News

Vlora-Shkodra Railway to Undergo Rehabilitation

Vlora-Shkodra Railway to Undergo Rehabilitation

TIRANA, January 21 A project on the rehabilitation of Vlora-Shkodra has begun. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) Artan Shkreli during the weekend. Shkreli made the announcement on Facebook. “The project execution phase on the rehabilitation of Vlora-Shkodra railway began...

Telekom Albania Sold for €50mln

Telekom Albania Sold for €50mln

TIRANA, January 16 OTE agreed to sell Telekom Albania Sh.a for the amount of Euro 50 million to Albania Telecom Invest AD. The latter is a Bulgarian company controlled by Spas Roussev and Elvin Guri. Roussev is a shareholder of Vivacom, the Bulgarian telecom operator....

New Tirana-Memmingen Direct Route to Start in September 

New Tirana-Memmingen Direct Route to Start in September 

TIRANA, January 16 Bavaria, one of the German federal states where a large number of Albanians live will be a nonstop destination starting 1 September 2019. Tirana International Airport announced on Wednesday that Wizz Air will start a new low-cost service directly from Tirana to...

Kosovo Customs Office Inaugurated at Durresi Port

Kosovo Customs Office Inaugurated at Durresi Port

TIRANA, January 15 “Starting today, Kosovo has its own seaport,” deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo Fatmir Limaj said on Tuesday during the inauguration of the customs office in Durresi Port. The ceremony follows the decision signed during the joint governmental meeting held in November in...

Albanian becomes Official Language in Macedonia

Albanian becomes Official Language in Macedonia

TIRANA, January 15 Speaker of the Macedonian Parliament Talat Xhaferi announced on Monday evening that the Law on Languages was published in the Official Gazette almost one year after it was first adopted. This means that the Albanian Language is the second Offical language in...

Road Authorities Warn Drivers to Stay Safe on Icy Roads

Road Authorities Warn Drivers to Stay Safe on Icy Roads

TIRANA, January 14 The Albanian Road Authority (ARRSH) informs over the road conditions across the country as snow began falling on Monday. According to ARRSH, icy roads in the northern region were treated with salt. Anti-slip chains are required in the following road sections: Domaj-...

WB: Albania’s Economy to Slow to 3.6% in 2019

WB: Albania’s Economy to Slow to 3.6% in 2019

TIRANA, January 11 While the outlook for the global economy has darkened, Albania’s economic growth is projected to slow down from four percent in 2018 to 3.6 percent in 2019. The World Bank (WB) said this on its January 2019 edition of the Global Economic...

Photos: Snow Coats Albania

Photos: Snow Coats Albania

TIRANA, January 10 With the exception of capital city Tirana, heavy snowfalls hit the entire country from north to the south. Social media has been gushing with photos of Albanian cities and villages in their winter glory. Gjirokastra Photo credit: Evis Imeraj Photo Credit: Te falem...

Icy Roads Warning as Temperatures to Drop to -13

Icy Roads Warning as Temperatures to Drop to -13

TIRANA, January 4 The weekend will see temperatures drop to -13 in upland areas. According to the Albanian Institute of GeoSciences Energy Water and Environment (IGJEUM), freezing temperatures will hold Albania in an icy grip until Tuesday. The plunge of cold Arctic air will hit...

Rama Sacks Majority of Cabinet

Rama Sacks Majority of Cabinet

TIRANA, December 27 Eight ministers, members of the governmental cabinet, were dismissed from office on Friday during the National Assembly of the Socialist Party. Prime Minister Edi Rama announced major changes across the cabinet, by dismissing ministers and replacing them with deputy ministers or directors...