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Foreign Residents In Albania to Be Equipped with Biometric Cards
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Foreign Residents In Albania to Be Equipped with Biometric Cards

TIRANA, September 10 Over 20,000 foreign citizens holding a valid residence permit in Albania can now apply for a biometric card, the Interior Ministry announced on Thursday. The card will have the same features as the ID cards issued to Albanian citizens. The new document will allow foreign residents to register to e-Albania, and thus...

Albania Imposes Entry Travel Restrictions
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Albania Imposes Entry Travel Restrictions

TIRANA, August 30 Travelers visiting Albania will be subject to COVID-19 entry rules starting from 6 September. The decision has been announced by the Committee of Technical Experts on Monday following a decision to update the existing restrictions as well as to adopt the new entry restrictions. According to the committee, all travelers (transit included)...

Saranda Airport Bid Draft-Contract Unveiled
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Saranda Airport Bid Draft-Contract Unveiled

TIRANA, August 24 The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy unveiled the draft contract for the Saranda Airport bid, which has been announced on August 3rd. Based on the official documents the planned project (a greenfield investment type) will be implemented in the Vurgu Plain area, six km away from Saranda and at an elevation of...

First Sustainable Export Managers Certified in Albania
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First Sustainable Export Managers Certified in Albania

TIRANA, July 8 Albanian businesses and exporters who need to expand into regional and global markets can now rely on domestic expertise. A group of export managers has been trained and certified for the first time in Albania under the support of RisiAlbania and Kostinger Consulting. ExportStars Sustainable Export Manager course that consisted of a...

Albania Greenlights Residency for Digital Nomads and Retirees
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Albania Greenlights Residency for Digital Nomads and Retirees

TIRANA, June 25   Good news for digital nomads looking for a new place to sojourn and for pensioners planning to retire to an affordable country in the Mediterranean. The Albanian Parliament approved on Thursday the bill ‘On Aliens’ which among many amendments includes two concerning the above-mentioned categories. The bill that was proposed for...

Albania Launches First Onshore Wind Tender
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Albania Launches First Onshore Wind Tender

TIRANA, June 22 Albanian authorities launched the first wind power plant tender in an attempt to reduce high dependence on hydropower and to diversify the clean energy portfolio. Developers will be able to submit projects for a bidding window between 10MW and 75MW capacity, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced on Monday....

BoA Unveils New Lek 10,000 Banknote
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BoA Unveils New Lek 10,000 Banknote

TIRANA, June 15, 2021 The portrait of renowned poet and at the same time author of the national anthem of Albania, Aleksander Stavre Drenova, known by his pen name Asdreni, will be featured on the new Lek 10,000 banknotes, which will enter into circulation, on June 30th, the Bank of Albania (BoA) announced Tuesday. The...

Youth Unemployment Rate Increased to 23.3 in Q1
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Youth Unemployment Rate Increased to 23.3 in Q1

TIRANA, June 11 The Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) released on Friday the report on employment data in Albania for the first quarter of 2021 (Q1). According to the data, the employment rate for people aged 15-64 in Q1 was 59.0 percent or 2.6 percent lower compared to Q1 2020. Moreover, the unemployment rate for people...

Hungary and France Open Doors to Vaccinated Albanians
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Hungary and France Open Doors to Vaccinated Albanians

TIRANA, June 10 The list of the European Union (EU) member countries that lifted travel restrictions for vaccinated Albanian citizens expanded with Hungary and France. The Embassy of Albania in Hungary announced on Thursday morning that the agreement on the mutual recognition of the COVID -19 vaccination certificate between Albania and Hungary entered into force...

First Floating Solar Plant Starts Commercial Operations in Albania
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First Floating Solar Plant Starts Commercial Operations in Albania

TIRANA, June 3 The first unit of Banja floating solar plant started commercial operations and is now supplying Albania’s grid with renewable electricity, Statkraft confirmed on Thursday morning. Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy in cooperation with Norwegian supplier Ocean Sun completed the first unit of the floating solar power plant at Banja Reservoir near...