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Consumer Index Price Hits Decade-High in February
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Consumer Index Price Hits Decade-High in February

TIRANA, March 9 The February inflation report was the hottest ever for the last decade. According to the data published by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), February consumer prices reached the highest level in over ten years as costs increased for a wide range of products. Based on INSTAT stats, the Consumer Price Index...

Albanian Rail Update on Train Transport
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Albanian Rail Update on Train Transport

TIRANA, March 8 Update: Train transport operates normally  An Albanian Railway Facebook page, linked by the official Railways website,announced that train service has stopped as of Monday, March 7th due to lack of fuel. The decision came at a time when prices are on the rise in every sector including public transport. In such a...

Call for Applications Open for Sustainable Tourism Ideas
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Call for Applications Open for Sustainable Tourism Ideas

TIRANA, March 4 Deadline: March 18th at 14:00 hours A call for ideas that promote sustainable tourism in Albania that creates jobs opportunities is now open by RisiAlbania. The goal of the project is to offer alternate options to seasonal coastal tourism and to increase employment opportunities for people aged 15-29, especially for those living...

U.S. Citizens Can Stay in Albania for One Year without Visa
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U.S. Citizens Can Stay in Albania for One Year without Visa

TIRANA, March 3 The US citizens entering Albania can stay in the country for one year without needing to apply for a residence permit. This was decided on Wednesday during the meeting of the Council of Ministers. The period of stay for U.S. citizens in Albania was proposed by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign...

Aging Albania Still among Youngest European Countries
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Aging Albania Still among Youngest European Countries

TIRANA, February 28 Albania ranks third in the lists of the European countries with the youngest population in 2021. Based on the data unveiled on Monday by Eurostat, the median age of Albania’s population in January 2021 was 37.6 years. However, the data also confirm that Albania’s population is aging at a fast pace. The...

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...