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Kosovo to Join Albania’s Power Grid in 2020
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Kosovo to Join Albania’s Power Grid in 2020

TIRANA, December 3 Starting April 2020 Kosovo will end dependence on Serbia’s power grid and join Albania’s power grid instead following an agreement signed on Monday by the Transmission System Operator of Albania and the Transmission System and Market Operator Company of Kosovo (KOSTT). “This is a historic agreement for Kosovo and KOSTT,” Chief Executive...

EU Ambassador Pledges Support to Albania
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EU Ambassador Pledges Support to Albania

TIRANA, December 2 The European Union Delegation in Albania announced that technical engineers from the EU Member States and other countries, under the coordination of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, are on the ground to assist the Albanian authorities in assessing the damages on the buildings and infrastructures affected by earthquakes earlier this week. EU...

Albania Earthquake: How to Help the Victims 
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Albania Earthquake: How to Help the Victims 

TIRANA, November 27   In the light of the emergency state in the region of Durres and Tirana, Albanian and international citizens, the business community, the Albanian Diaspora, and foreign governments are showing their support and helping out the victims with assistance, disaster relief funds, and supplies. Citizens affected by the earthquake are currently sheltered in...

Durres and Tirana under State of Emergency
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Durres and Tirana under State of Emergency

TIRANA, November 27 Rescue crews from Albania, Kosovo, Italy, Greece, Romania, France, and Israel are continuing to search for survivors in Durres and Thumana, one day after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks devastated buildings and killed 26 people (Wednesday morning). About 24 hours from the strongest earthquake of Tuesday morning, the Albanian...

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Albania Rocks Buildings
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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Albania Rocks Buildings

TIRANA, November 26 A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Albania in the dead of the night on Tuesday. The earthquake that jolted the country at 3:54 AM had the epicenter 10 km north of Durres city and it was felt all over the Balkans and in Italy. The quake caused power cuts in Tirana and Durres...

Foreign Investors Can Bid for Six Mining Permits
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Foreign Investors Can Bid for Six Mining Permits

TIRANA, November 25, 2019 Albanian authorities are planning to expand exploration in the mining sector by inviting bids from foreign investors. The latest bulletin from the Public Procurement Agency released on Monday includes an announcement on a bid procedure for six mining permits in the following areas: No. 314/1, No. 231, No. 181, No. 659/1,...

October Sees Drop in Road Accidents but Not in Fatalities
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October Sees Drop in Road Accidents but Not in Fatalities

TIRANA, November 21 While there’s much to be done for improving road safety in Albania, recent data show a significant drop in road accidents in October. Nerveless, the number of fatalities increased compared to October 2018. The Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) unveiled on Thursday the report on October road accidents. INSTAT reported a nearly...

New Cheap, Fast Ferry to Start Vlora-Brindisi Route
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New Cheap, Fast Ferry to Start Vlora-Brindisi Route

TIRANA, November 21 A new ferry will start operating the Vlora-Brindisi-Vlora route this Saturday, November 23rd. Chairman of Vlora Port Admir Malaj said that the new vessel named Prince will cut travel time and ticket prices. The average speed of the ferry is 17 knots. Thus, the trip is expected to last about four hours....

How Albanians Use the Internet Today?
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How Albanians Use the Internet Today?

TIRANA, November 15 Besides being a driver for competitiveness, digital infrastructure both advanced and underdeveloped  has an enduring appeal to foreign investors The latest report on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) usage in households and by individuals drafted by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) reveals the number of people using the internet has surged over...

Fewer Births in Aging Albania during Q3
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Fewer Births in Aging Albania during Q3

TIRANA, November 14 The quarterly report on Demographic Indicators by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) shows a y-o-y falling birth rate for the July-September period, but without mentioning reasons why the rate has been falling. Yet, immigration, economic anxiety, or positive social phenomena such as women’s empowerment, lifestyle choices, fertility awareness, and birth control,...