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New Restrictions Would Put Recovery under Threat, BoA Says
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New Restrictions Would Put Recovery under Threat, BoA Says

TIRANA, November 5 The recovery of Albania’s economy during the summer months will start to slow down if new restriction measures are going to start to bite on the economy, first deputy Governor of the Bank of Albania (BoA) Luljeta Minxhozi said on Wednesday. She said that despite the positive trends over the past months...

Offices for Albanian Biometric Documents to Open in 6 Countries
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Offices for Albanian Biometric Documents to Open in 6 Countries

TIRANA, November 4 Albanian citizens residing in Europe will soon have the opportunity to apply for the biometric documents service in six new offices, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs informed on Wednesday. Based on the announcement shared on the Ministry’s social media account, the new offices will open in: Vienna, Austria Paris, France...

COVID-19 Cases See another Record on Tuesday
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COVID-19 Cases See another Record on Tuesday

TIRANA, November 3 Albania is reporting its worst week ever for new COVID-19 cases since March. Health Authorities reported 381 coronavirus cases and five deaths on Tuesday. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Albania, as reported by authorities, is 21,904. Of those, 9,899 cases are still active. Meanwhile, 532 cases of COVID-19 have...

Apply for the Balkans 2021 International Cybersecurity Fellowship
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Apply for the Balkans 2021 International Cybersecurity Fellowship

TIRANA, October 29 Applications for the Balkans 2021 International Cybersecurity Fellowship are open for early-to mid-career cybersecurity professionals working in government, state-owned enterprises, commercial enterprises, critical infrastructure, or academia. The applicants must be citizens and live in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. The Balkans 2021 International Cybersecurity Fellowship is a...

Italian Company Wins Bid for Tirana-Durres Railway
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Italian Company Wins Bid for Tirana-Durres Railway

TIRANA, October 28 Tirana-Durres railway, an important infrastructure project that has been going round in circles for years, seems that’s finally going on the right track. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) awarded the contract for the rehabilitation of the Durres-Tirana railway line and the construction of a new railway line to Tirana...

How to Get a Refund for Earthquake and COVID-19 Fines?
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How to Get a Refund for Earthquake and COVID-19 Fines?

TIRANA, October 23 Albanian authorities have decided to refund all the fines that were collected from businesses and individuals breaking COVID-19 rules and from families affected by natural disasters. A recent directive published in the Official Gazette, Issue No. 186, explains how to get the fine payment refunded. More specifically, the directive follows the act...

Albania’s GDP to Contract 8.4% as COVID-19 Threatens Recovery
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Albania’s GDP to Contract 8.4% as COVID-19 Threatens Recovery

TIRANA, October 22 The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the Western Balkan countries (WB6) into an economic recession. Montenegro, Albania, and Kosovo are expected to be the worst-hit as they are highly dependent on tourism and the pandemic has been disruptive across all branches of the tourism sector. The latest Regular Economic Report from the World...

Discover Local Products and Suppliers at ‘Tirana Agro 100’ Fair
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Discover Local Products and Suppliers at ‘Tirana Agro 100’ Fair

TIRANA, October 21 Tirana Agro 100 Fair is an opportunity to get to know the culture of the Albanian capital better. The three-day event that will take place at Skanderbeg Square on 23-25 October offers an opportunity to consumers and businesses that are looking for local products and suppliers. The fair will consist of several...

COVID-19 Cases  Increase Significantly in Albania
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COVID-19 Cases Increase Significantly in Albania

TIRANA, October 15 On Thursday, Albanian Health Authorities reported 257 new cases of coronavirus and five deaths. According to the data provided by the Health Ministry, 1,398 tests were conducted during the last 24-hours confirmed positive cases in the following cities: Tirana – 83 Fier – 29 Durres – 27 Shkodra – 20 Korca –...

24 Pharma Companies Fined for Raising Prices of Face Masks and Sanitizers
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24 Pharma Companies Fined for Raising Prices of Face Masks and Sanitizers

TIRANA, October 15 The Albanian Competition Authority fined 24 wholesalers and retailers of face masks, hand sanitizers, and other paramedical items on Thursday. The companies and sellers failed to comply with the temporary measures set by the Authority in March. Back then the Competition Authority decided that all companies operating in the market of paramedical...