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Freedom House Ranks Albania in the Middle Regarding Free Press
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Freedom House Ranks Albania in the Middle Regarding Free Press

TIRANA, June 5 Albania was given the grade 2 regarding the freedom of media, according to the report released today by the ‘Freedom House’, an organization that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. The report titled ‘The freedom and the Media 2019, a downward spiral’, marks the countries in the...

Double Fines to Not Have the Driver’s License Suspended
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Double Fines to Not Have the Driver’s License Suspended

TIRANA, May 31 Starting from June 15, 2019, the new legal change is being implemented that will put double fines for those who don’t want their driver’s licenses suspended. The new amendment in the street code was approved a few weeks ago from the parliament and it has been published in the official bulletin. This...

Albania part of EXPO Dubai 2020
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Albania part of EXPO Dubai 2020

TIRANA, May 30 Albania will take part in EXPO Dubai 2020. Today, Sokol Nano, the Executive Director of Albanian Investment  Development Agency (AIDA) signed the contract for the participation of Albania in the international event. The World Expo chose the city of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates to host the EXPO 2020 where 192...

New E-gates Speed up Exit Controls at TIA
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New E-gates Speed up Exit Controls at TIA

TIRANA, May 30 Tirana International Airport (TIA) has introduced self-scanning boarding passes before security control through eGates. These gates an innovative automated technology that is becoming widespread in international hubs. The automated system verifies a passenger’s boarding pass in the departure area prior to them crossing into the security check area. The system checks the...

Penalties Expected for Those Who Kill and Mistreat Animals
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Penalties Expected for Those Who Kill and Mistreat Animals

TIRANA, May 29 Killing and mistreating pets might cost greatly for pet-owners in the future. The Parliamentary Commission of Manufacturing Activities has voted in favor of the legal initiative, signed by 37.500 voters for the change of the Penal Code. In the voting were present also two representatives of Animal Rescue of Albania and initiators...

Key Findings of the EC Report on Albania’s Economy
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Key Findings of the EC Report on Albania’s Economy

TIRANA, May 29 The country reports for the six Western Balkan countries and Turkey were published on Wednesday by the European Commission. Here are the findings on the economic and business situation in Albania. Full report below. According to the report, the business environment has improved only in some aspects. Progress in the implementation of...

KKT Okays Development Permit for Kukes Airport
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KKT Okays Development Permit for Kukes Airport

TIRANA, May 22 The airport of Kukes was granted the development permit from the National Council of Territory (KKT), on its last meeting held in this institution a few days ago. KKT discussed 22 points, from which some of them are local plans for important city halls in the country like: the City Hall of...

Albania’s Southern Borders Controlled from E.U. Agency
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Albania’s Southern Borders Controlled from E.U. Agency

Starting from tomorrow, Albania’s southern borders will be controlled from European and Coast Guard Agency also known as Frontex. This makes Albania the first country in Europe outside the European Schengen Area, to collaborate with E.U. regarding its borders. During the official ceremony, the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, said...

Albania, Bulgaria to Draft Social Security Agreement
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Albania, Bulgaria to Draft Social Security Agreement

TIRANA, May 17 Albania and Bulgaria are willing to increase social protection and portability of benefits for Albanian and Bulgarian citizens living and working in the two countries. Ambassador of Albania to Sofia, Donika Hoxha held a meeting with Bulgarian Minister of Labor Policy Biser Petkov. Both countries have an agreement on social protection, which...