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Kosovo Customs Office Inaugurated at Durresi Port

Kosovo Customs Office Inaugurated at Durresi Port

TIRANA, January 15 “Starting today, Kosovo has its own seaport,” deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo Fatmir Limaj said on Tuesday during the inauguration of the customs office in Durresi Port. The ceremony follows the decision signed during the joint governmental meeting held in November in...

Albanian becomes Official Language in Macedonia

Albanian becomes Official Language in Macedonia

TIRANA, January 15 Speaker of the Macedonian Parliament Talat Xhaferi announced on Monday evening that the Law on Languages was published in the Official Gazette almost one year after it was first adopted. This means that the Albanian Language is the second Offical language in...

Road Authorities Warn Drivers to Stay Safe on Icy Roads

Road Authorities Warn Drivers to Stay Safe on Icy Roads

TIRANA, January 14 The Albanian Road Authority (ARRSH) informs over the road conditions across the country as snow began falling on Monday. According to ARRSH, icy roads in the northern region were treated with salt. Anti-slip chains are required in the following road sections: Domaj-...

WB: Albania’s Economy to Slow to 3.6% in 2019

WB: Albania’s Economy to Slow to 3.6% in 2019

TIRANA, January 11 While the outlook for the global economy has darkened, Albania’s economic growth is projected to slow down from four percent in 2018 to 3.6 percent in 2019. The World Bank (WB) said this on its January 2019 edition of the Global Economic...

Photos: Snow Coats Albania

Photos: Snow Coats Albania

TIRANA, January 10 With the exception of capital city Tirana, heavy snowfalls hit the entire country from north to the south. Social media has been gushing with photos of Albanian cities and villages in their winter glory. Gjirokastra Photo credit: Evis Imeraj Photo Credit: Te falem...

Icy Roads Warning as Temperatures to Drop to -13

Icy Roads Warning as Temperatures to Drop to -13

TIRANA, January 4 The weekend will see temperatures drop to -13 in upland areas. According to the Albanian Institute of GeoSciences Energy Water and Environment (IGJEUM), freezing temperatures will hold Albania in an icy grip until Tuesday. The plunge of cold Arctic air will hit...

Rama Sacks Majority of Cabinet

Rama Sacks Majority of Cabinet

TIRANA, December 27 Eight ministers, members of the governmental cabinet, were dismissed from office on Friday during the National Assembly of the Socialist Party. Prime Minister Edi Rama announced major changes across the cabinet, by dismissing ministers and replacing them with deputy ministers or directors...

Minimum Wage, Albania among Lowest-Paying Countries in Europe

Minimum Wage, Albania among Lowest-Paying Countries in Europe

TIRANA, December 28 Despite the decision of Albanian authorities for increasing the minimum wage from Lek 24,000 to Lek 26,000 per month starting January 1st, Albania still ranks among the European countries with the lowest minimum wages. According to the decision, the hourly minimum wage...

Albania to Raise Minimum Wage to Lek 26,000

Albania to Raise Minimum Wage to Lek 26,000

TIRANA, December 27 Starting January 1st, the minimum wage in Albania will be adjusted to Lek 26,000 per month and to Lek 149 per hour, the Council of Ministers decided on its latest meeting. “Every person, civil or juridical, Albanian or alien is subject to...

Here’s How much it Costs to Mine One Bitcoin in Albania

Here’s How much it Costs to Mine One Bitcoin in Albania

TIRANA, December 26 In early November, the Guardian reported that the amount of energy required to “mine” one dollar’s worth of bitcoin was more than twice that required to mine the same value of copper, gold or platinum. Yet, what’s the cost for mining one...