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Bundestag Votes in Support to Albania and North Macedonia
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Bundestag Votes in Support to Albania and North Macedonia

TIRANA, September 27 While Albania and North Macedonia are waiting for a date to start EU membership talks by 2019, the German Parliament gave the green light to both Balkan countries during a voting session held on Thursday evening. The Bundestag support is import because it was one of the reasons why the start date...

New Customs Terminal Inaugurated in Qafe Thane-Kasafan
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New Customs Terminal Inaugurated in Qafe Thane-Kasafan

TIRANA, 17 September On Monday, 16 September the new customs terminal was inaugurated in Qafe Thane-Kasafan, in the Albanian border with North Macedonia. This project was funded by the EU and had a value of €1.7 million. This new customs terminal will contribute to the increase of the capacities for trade exchange and the reduction...

Deregistering Your Vehicle? Book Online for Appointment
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Deregistering Your Vehicle? Book Online for Appointment

TIRANA, 17 September Whoever that chooses to make a temporary or permanent deregistration of the vehicle, from now on could book online for the appointment at the ticket offices of General Directorate of Services of Road Transportation. According to this directorate, the citizens could choose the date and time that is available, and the name...

EU Okays Draft Law on Corporation of Investments
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EU Okays Draft Law on Corporation of Investments

TIRANA, 16 September European Commission has given its O.K. on the reviewed draft law on Corporation of Investments, calling it thoroughly in accordance with the rules of the European Union. A legal note sent to the Ministry of Foreigners in Albania, by the Head of Unit for Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Directorate-General...

Gambling to be Banned! Changes in Penal Code Predict Harsh Penalties
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Gambling to be Banned! Changes in Penal Code Predict Harsh Penalties

TIRANA, 16 September Further changes are expected to be undertaken in the parliamentary session of this week, regarding the Penal Code, besides that regarding the problematic pets. According to the changes that will be open for voting in the parliament, the gambling will not only be banned, but there will be consequences for those who...

BA Presents New Series of Banknotes
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BA Presents New Series of Banknotes

TIRANA, 13 September  Bank of Albania has presented the new and improved series of Albanian banknotes with the legal course. The new series of Lek cash includes 6 banknotes: Lek200, 500, 1000, 5000 and 10000. This new series will be released in circulation gradually during the next 2 to 3 years. However, the Lek200 and...

How Much did Foreigners Spend in Albania in Jan-Jun 2019?
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How Much did Foreigners Spend in Albania in Jan-Jun 2019?

TIRANA, 12 September The foreign tourists visiting Albania are spending more money each year. According to data by the Bank of Albania, during the first 6 months of 2019, the costs of foreigners in Albania, reached a record value of €854 million, with an increase of 8.8% compared to the same period of last year....

Government Changes Initial Draft Law on Corporation of Investments
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Government Changes Initial Draft Law on Corporation of Investments

TIRANA, 11 September After the issues raised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Commission, the government has changed the draft law on the state corporation of investments withdrawing the initial draft law. The new draft, which was formulated in collaboration between the Parliamentary Commission of Economy and the Ministry of Finance and...

Culinary Tourism in Tropoja Engages Youth and Local Communities
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Culinary Tourism in Tropoja Engages Youth and Local Communities

TIRANA, 10 September The World Tourism Organization has called the culinary tourism one of the trends of the new millennium. This trend started in 2001 and it has to do with the exploration of food, as the main purpose for some tourists. Many countries and cities worldwide are known for their food tourism, where the...

Delay and Cancellation for Tirana-Italy Flights due to Strike
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Delay and Cancellation for Tirana-Italy Flights due to Strike

TIRANA, September 3 The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced today on its official FB page, that this upcoming Friday, 6 September, it will be a cancellation and delay of flights, from Tirana International Airport for flights heading to Italy and vice versa. The CAA explains that this comes as a result of a general...