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Albania Starts COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
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Albania Starts COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

TIRANA, January 11 Albania’s coronavirus vaccination campaign started on Monday as frontline doctor Najada Como took a break from her rounds at the COVID hospital to get vaccinated. Around 975 vaccine doses have arrived in Albania from an undisclosed EU country and 10,750 jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech are expected to arrive by the...

What First-Time Cryptocurrency Traders Should Know
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What First-Time Cryptocurrency Traders Should Know

  Last summer, the Albanian government effectively opened its doors to more regular cryptocurrency activity than we’ve seen in the past. The passing of the Albania “Crypto Law” by the Parliament “defined a legal framework for cryptocurrencies” and turned the country into one of a growing number that more or less support the spread of...

Albania Invites Bids for Marina Vlora Concession
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Albania Invites Bids for Marina Vlora Concession

TIRANA, January 7 The Albanian Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy is inviting bids for a public-private partnership (PPP) 35-year concession contract for the design, construction, maintenance, and transfer of a tourist port in the city of Vlora. The bid was made public on Wednesday by the Public Procurement Agency. Based on the bid documents, the...

Albania-Turkey Agree to Upgrade Ties to Strategic Partnership
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Albania-Turkey Agree to Upgrade Ties to Strategic Partnership

TIRANA, January 7 Albania and Turkey on Wednesday agreed to upgrade their bilateral ties to a strategic partnership level as the two countries signed agreements on healthcare, education, infrastructure, culture as well as a declaration on the establishment of a High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council. The agreements were signed during a joint press conference between Albanian...

Albania Raises Monthly Minimum Wage to Lek 30,000
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Albania Raises Monthly Minimum Wage to Lek 30,000

TIRANA, January 6 Starting January 1st and onwards, the national minimum wage in Albania increased from Lek 26,000 to Lek 30,000. The decision to adjust the minimum wage to Lek 30,000 per month or Lek 172.4 per hour was adopted by the Albanian Council of Minister in mid-December. The decision defines that every employed individual,...

Apply for Smart Tourism Development Project
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Apply for Smart Tourism Development Project

TIRANA, January 5 Entrepreneurs, local entities, tour guides, nonprofits, citizens, and people working in the tourism sector who have an idea for new experimental itineraries for smart tourism destinations can apply for the NEST project (Networking for Smart Tourism Development). The first call of the project funded by the Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro Programme will...

Govt Invites Bids for Construction of Llogara Tunnel
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Govt Invites Bids for Construction of Llogara Tunnel

TIRANA, December 14 The Albanian Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) has invited bids for the construction of the Llogara tunnel, in the road section Orikum-Himara, part of Sh8 motorway Vlora – Saranda. The bid was made public during the weekend through Facebook, while the official application procedure was published on Monday by the Public...

World Bank Approves $80 Mln for Albania
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World Bank Approves $80 Mln for Albania

TIRANA, December 14 The World Bank (WB) has approved a loan of $80 million to help Albania strengthen the transparency and sustainability of its public finances and to support key sectoral opportunities for growth, a statement issued on Monday confirms. “With the twin shocks of the earthquake and COVID-19 shifting attention toward short-term, emergency measures,...

Albania to Start COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing on Monday
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Albania to Start COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing on Monday

TIRANA, December 4 Starting Monday, December 7th Albania will implement the COVID-19 antigen rapid test in an attempt to contain another wave of infections, Health Minister Ogerta Manastirliu said on Friday. She added that 100,000 antigen tests recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) were secured. The rapid antigen test will first be implemented in...

COVID-19 Rules to Remain Unchanged
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COVID-19 Rules to Remain Unchanged

TIRANA, December 2 Restrictions in force in Albania as part of the authorities’ efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 infections will remain unchanged till yet undefined date, depending on the situation. The decision was confirmed by the Technical Committee of Experts on Wednesday. Hence, the size limits for group gatherings in closed and...