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Plan for Shkodra-Montenegro Maritime Transport Underway

Plan for Shkodra-Montenegro Maritime Transport Underway

TIRANA, November 1 Albania and Montenegro will have another connecting link between them through Shkodra Lake. Both countries will connect via the new Zogaj – Viropazar route. This was confirmed by Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati while delivering a speech during Thursday’s Parliamentary session. He also...

How Is Albania Doing in Business?

How Is Albania Doing in Business?

TIRANA, October Albania made minimal progress in Doing Business report 2019 by jumping only two ranks compared to the previous year. Albania ranks 63rd among 190 economies on the World Bank Ease of Doing Business. Compared to other countries of the region, the country’s overall...

Kuksi Airport to Undergo Major Reconstruction

Kuksi Airport to Undergo Major Reconstruction

TIRANA, October 31 Kuksi Airport, northeastern Albania, with go through a major reconstruction before starting operations. Flights to and from Kuksi Airport are expected to start in fall 2019, Prime Minister Edi Rama said during a visit to the remote village of Shishtavec. He highlighted...

Tirana-Dortmund Low-cost Route Launched

Tirana-Dortmund Low-cost Route Launched

TIRANA, October 31 The newest direct flight route that connects Tirana with Dortumd operated by Wizz Air started on Tuesday, October 30. The first aircraft was welcomed at TIA’s runway with the traditional water salute. This service is an inexpensive alternative for all the Albanians...

Govt Bans Importation of 10-Year Old Cars

Govt Bans Importation of 10-Year Old Cars

TIRANA, October 29 The Albanian government has adopted a ban on importation of vehicles that are 10 years-old from the manufacturing date. The ban will come into effect 30 days after being published in the Official Gazette. The restriction will apply also for heavy goods...

Construction Fair Kicked off on Friday

Construction Fair Kicked off on Friday

TIRANA, October 26 The first edition of Construction, Architecture, and Urban Planning started on Friday morning in the premised of ExpoCity in the Albanian capital. The construction sector has a significant contribution to the country’s economy. Official data confirm that over 221 construction permits have...

Who will Be Excluded from Public Tenders and Concessions?

Who will Be Excluded from Public Tenders and Concessions?

TIRANA, October 26 The Council of Ministers adopted on Friday a package of legal changes that exclude individuals or economic operators convicted for a series of serious criminal offenses linked to organized crime, trafficking, terrorism, and corruption from benefiting public procurements. “Thanks to this package...

European Parliament Approves Single-Use Plastic Ban

European Parliament Approves Single-Use Plastic Ban

TIRANA, October 25 The European lawmakers approved on Wednesday a ban on a range of single-use plastic products across the union. This action aims at stopping the pollution of oceans and reduce the plastic impact on marine species and habitats. The ban targets the top...

Albania and Kosovo Last in Europe in Terms of GDP per Capita

Albania and Kosovo Last in Europe in Terms of GDP per Capita

TIRANA, October 25 With a current GDP per capita of $5,260 Albania ranks last among the European countries, excluding the former Soviet republics, the World Economic Outlook, October 2018 report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says. Albania jumped four places compared to the previous...