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Albania part of EXPO Dubai 2020
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Albania part of EXPO Dubai 2020

TIRANA, May 30 Albania will take part in EXPO Dubai 2020. Today, Sokol Nano, the Executive Director of Albanian Investment  Development Agency (AIDA) signed the contract for the participation of Albania in the international event. The World Expo chose the city of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates to host the EXPO 2020 where 192...

New E-gates Speed up Exit Controls at TIA
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New E-gates Speed up Exit Controls at TIA

TIRANA, May 30 Tirana International Airport (TIA) has introduced self-scanning boarding passes before security control through eGates. These gates an innovative automated technology that is becoming widespread in international hubs. The automated system verifies a passenger’s boarding pass in the departure area prior to them crossing into the security check area. The system checks the...

Penalties Expected for Those Who Kill and Mistreat Animals
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Penalties Expected for Those Who Kill and Mistreat Animals

TIRANA, May 29 Killing and mistreating pets might cost greatly for pet-owners in the future. The Parliamentary Commission of Manufacturing Activities has voted in favor of the legal initiative, signed by 37.500 voters for the change of the Penal Code. In the voting were present also two representatives of Animal Rescue of Albania and initiators...

Key Findings of the EC Report on Albania’s Economy
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Key Findings of the EC Report on Albania’s Economy

TIRANA, May 29 The country reports for the six Western Balkan countries and Turkey were published on Wednesday by the European Commission. Here are the findings on the economic and business situation in Albania. Full report below. According to the report, the business environment has improved only in some aspects. Progress in the implementation of...

KKT Okays Development Permit for Kukes Airport
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KKT Okays Development Permit for Kukes Airport

TIRANA, May 22 The airport of Kukes was granted the development permit from the National Council of Territory (KKT), on its last meeting held in this institution a few days ago. KKT discussed 22 points, from which some of them are local plans for important city halls in the country like: the City Hall of...

Albania’s Southern Borders Controlled from E.U. Agency
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Albania’s Southern Borders Controlled from E.U. Agency

Starting from tomorrow, Albania’s southern borders will be controlled from European and Coast Guard Agency also known as Frontex. This makes Albania the first country in Europe outside the European Schengen Area, to collaborate with E.U. regarding its borders. During the official ceremony, the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, said...

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...