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Albania, Bulgaria to Draft Social Security Agreement
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Albania, Bulgaria to Draft Social Security Agreement

TIRANA, May 17 Albania and Bulgaria are willing to increase social protection and portability of benefits for Albanian and Bulgarian citizens living and working in the two countries. Ambassador of Albania to Sofia, Donika Hoxha held a meeting with Bulgarian Minister of Labor Policy Biser Petkov. Both countries have an agreement on social protection, which...

Top Airlines by Passenger Numbers in March
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Top Airlines by Passenger Numbers in March

TIRANA, May 7 Over 212,000 passengers traveled from and to Tirana International Airport during March 2019, the Civil Aviation Authority (AAC) confirmed on Tuesday. Overall, passenger traffic increased by 10.34 percent compared to March 2018. Based on AAC’s data, Italy remains the top destination of Albanian and international citizens traveling from and to TIA. Flight...

French Media Calls Albania “a Tourist Treasure”.
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French Media Calls Albania “a Tourist Treasure”.

TIRANA, May 6 “Albania is a paradise for the passionate of archaeology, as a historic mosaic”, writes the French newspaper ‘20 minutes’.“The visit to Butrint, located near the city of Shkodra, takes you back in time. This small harbor, that connects with the island of Corfu, offers the view of a temple, an odd amphitheater...

Albania and Canada Sign Social Security Agreement
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Albania and Canada Sign Social Security Agreement

TIRANA, May 2 Starting from yesterday, May 1st, every Albanian-Canadian who lives and works in Canada (or Albania) will have a pension, regardless of where he/she has worked. Thanks to the agreement signed two days ago (April 30) in Canada for the “Social Protection between Albania and Canada and Administrative Rule” between the Albanian Ministry...

“South Outdoor Festival” in Borsh Expecting 10,000 Spectators this Weekend
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“South Outdoor Festival” in Borsh Expecting 10,000 Spectators this Weekend

TIRANE, 25 April Considered one of southern Albania’s most picturesque villages, known for its clear blue water, the amazing beach and breathtaking nature, Borsh will welcome this upcoming weekend from April 26-29 the “South Outdoor Festival”. This festival will offer everything from nature, sports, culture, tradition, music and culinary activities, and it will take place...

Project on Transformation of Tirana’s Pyramid Unveiled
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Project on Transformation of Tirana’s Pyramid Unveiled

TIRANA, April 25 The Pyramid of Tirana, an 11,800 square meters monolith will be revitalized and transformed into a multi-functional center for education, tech, art, and culture. The project on the revitalization of the existing structure and its surrounding was unveiled on Thursday morning. The transformation of the structure was designed by Dutch architect and...

State to Restart Bidding for Vlora Airport
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State to Restart Bidding for Vlora Airport

TIRANA, April 23 The search of Albanian authorities for a company or group of companies to design and build Vlora Airport is starting over. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) confirmed that the deadline for starting the negotiations between the Albanian government and the Turkish consortium passed without reaching an agreement. Therefore, MIE announced...

MIE to Terminate 17 Small HPP Concession Contracts
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MIE to Terminate 17 Small HPP Concession Contracts

TIRANA, April 15 A thorough review of the concession agreements on hydro projects launched by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) found nine new cases of contract violations. Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Energy Hantin Bonati declared on Monday that so far, authorities have started the unilateral suspension of 17 concession contracts. Bonati highlighted...