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Tirana – Athens Flights to Resume Next Week
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Tirana – Athens Flights to Resume Next Week

TIRANA, June 10 Greek airline Aegean confirmed that it will resume its flight service Athens – Tirana – Athens on Monday, June 15. Although the frequency of flights will be limited to three times a week, respectively on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Based on the official website of the Greek airline, flights from Tirana to...

Albania Reports Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases in a Day
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Albania Reports Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases in a Day

TIRANA, June 10 Albanian health authorities reported 42 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24-hours, the highest number of coronavirus cases for a day. Based on the information provided during the daily, update, 311 additional tests were conducted during the last 24-hours. The new confirmed cases bring the total number of infections to 1,341. Twenty-one...

Bathing Water Quality Declined in 2019
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Bathing Water Quality Declined in 2019

TIRANA, June 9 While tourism in Albania is affected more than other sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic and Albanian authorities are doing the utmost to convince Albanians to show solidarity towards domestic tourism instead of feeing to the nearest island, the European Environment Agency confirms that when it comes to bathing waters with excellent quality...

New Lek 10,000 and Lek 1,000 Notes to Enter Circulation in 2020
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New Lek 10,000 and Lek 1,000 Notes to Enter Circulation in 2020

TIRANA, June 9 The new Lek 10,000 banknote will enter circulation for the first in the last quarter of 2020, Monitor magazine reports. The Bank of Albania (BoA) started the introduction of the new series of banknotes in 2019. The first banknotes issued in the new series were the denominations of Lek 200 and Lek...

Public Transport to Restart on June 15
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Public Transport to Restart on June 15

TIRANA, June 8 Albanian authorities announced on Sunday that public transport services can resume their operations starting June 15th. The service has been suspended almost three months ago to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Bus services will start based on certain guidelines. More specifically, buses will operate with reduced capacity at 70 percent....

No Water Supply in Urban Tirana during the Weekend
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No Water Supply in Urban Tirana during the Weekend

TIRANA, June 5 Capital city Tirana will face a shortage of water supply over the weekend, the Water Supply and Sewerage Company (UKT) announced. Based on the official information provided by UKT, the final stage of infrastructure investment at the water treatment plant of Bovilla will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Therefore, UKT called...

Validity of Passports Expired in 2020 Extended to New Date
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Validity of Passports Expired in 2020 Extended to New Date

TIRANA, June 4 All holders of Albanian passports that expired or will expire during 2020 are eligible to use their official document until 31 December 2020, the Interior Ministry confirmed on Wednesday in a brief announcement on Facebook. The decision was based on the normative act on an addition to Law No. 8668 on the...

Albania Adopts Agreement on Driving Permit Recognition with Turkey
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Albania Adopts Agreement on Driving Permit Recognition with Turkey

TIRANA, May 28 The Albanian Council of Ministers adopted during the latest meeting held on Wednesday the agreement with the Turkish government on the mutual recognition and exchange of driving permits. The decision will come into effect upon publication on the Official Gazette. The agreement between Albania and Turkey was one of the three agreements...

France’s Voltalia Wins Bid for Karavasta Solar Park
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France’s Voltalia Wins Bid for Karavasta Solar Park

TIRANA, May 27 Albania’s Infrastructure Ministry announced on Wednesday French renewable energy producer Company Voltalia as the winning bidder for the construction and maintenance of a 140MW photovoltaic plant in the Karavasta area, Fier region. Voltalia was selected over four other bidders. Based on the data provided by the ministry, a total of 30 subjects...

10 Most Popular University Degrees in Albania in 2019
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10 Most Popular University Degrees in Albania in 2019

TIRANA, May 18 Tertiary education statistics show that ‘Business, Administration and Law’ and ‘Social sciences, Journalism and Information’ accounted for the highest number of graduates in 2019. The data released on Monday by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) provide insights on the education trends as well as on gender equality in tertiary education. Based on...