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Grants for Tourism, Agro, and Fishing Businesses in Prespa Area
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Grants for Tourism, Agro, and Fishing Businesses in Prespa Area

TIRANA, February 25 New and existing businesses, startups, farmers, fishermen registered as businesses, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating in the sectors of tourism, agriculture, and fishing in the Prespa area can apply for financial grants. The Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Prespa and the Regional Administration for Protected Areas in Korca inform that the first call for...

Albania’s 10 Biggest Taxpayers Revealed
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Albania’s 10 Biggest Taxpayers Revealed

TIRANA, February 24 Who pays the most tax in Albania? Based on an analysis of the public data for the latest fiscal year, 2020, Scan Intelligence Unit revealed the list of the ten biggest taxpayers in Albania. It estimated only the income tax and no other types of tax that large companies pay annually. Moreover,...

Committee of Experts Revises Rules on COVID-19 Isolation and Booster Shots
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Committee of Experts Revises Rules on COVID-19 Isolation and Booster Shots

TIRANA, February 23 The Technical Committee of Experts (TCE) updated on Wednesday its guidelines on the isolation period for people infected with COVID-19 and recommendations regarding booster shots. Therefore, based on the recommendations by the Public Health Institute, the TCE decided to change the isolation period for those with COVID-19 to five days. In addition...

Kosovo Issues First 5-Year Residence Permits for Albanians
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Kosovo Issues First 5-Year Residence Permits for Albanians

TIRANA, February 15 Kosovo started to issues the first five-year residence permits for citizens from Albania. The first permits were handed over on Monday by the Kosovan Minister of Interior Xhelal Svecla. The process for obtaining a residence permit in Kosovo has been simplified following the agreement signed by the Albanian and Kosovan governments back...

Germany Recognizes Albanian and Kosovan Driving Permits
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Germany Recognizes Albanian and Kosovan Driving Permits

TIRANA, February 11 Albanians residing in Germany, who have a driving permit issued in Albania or Kosovo, will be able to convert it to a German driving license without taking additional tests, Deutsche Welle reports. The decision was adopted on Friday during the meeting of the German Bundesrat (Federal Council) in Berlin. Minister of Transport...

Update on 90-Day Stay in Albania for U.S. Citizens
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Update on 90-Day Stay in Albania for U.S. Citizens

TIRANA, February 8 The United States Embassy in Albania issued on Tuesday a message of interest for the U.S. citizen currently in Albania or traveling to the country soon. “It is currently our understanding that Americans who entered Albania before January 7, 2022, will be subject to the previous law and that the 90-day limit...

Manufacturers and Recyclers against Plastic Bag Bill
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Manufacturers and Recyclers against Plastic Bag Bill

TIRANA, February 7 Once again Albanian authorities are planning to roll out a draft law that’s supposed to address the plastic pollution issue by banning the import, manufacturing, and export of certain types of lightweight plastic. This is not the first time that the authorities adopt or discuss bills concerning the burning issue of plastic...

Project on Albania-Kosovo Railway Moves Forward
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Project on Albania-Kosovo Railway Moves Forward

TIRANA, January 31 The railway project that will strengthen connection and economic cooperation between Albania and Kosovo is making steps forward, Kosovan Minister of Infrastructure Liburn Aliu confirmed on Monday. A feasibility survey and the preliminary design for the Durres-Pristina railway will soon be ready. Aliu said this during a meeting with representatives of the...

Albania’s Inflation Hit 11-Years High in December
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Albania’s Inflation Hit 11-Years High in December

TIRANA, January 12 The consumer price index was 103.7 points in December 2021, its highest reading since June 2011, based on data from the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT). Consumer prices surged at the fastest pace since summer 2011 as food prices, transport, rent, water, fuel, and power prices moved a lot higher. Overall prices rose...