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How to Gain Energy Independence with Solar Panels
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How to Gain Energy Independence with Solar Panels

TIRANA, January 7 Both residential and commercial consumers of electricity in Albania have the right to gain energy independence through the use of solar panels. According to the Albanian Power Distribution Operator (OSHEE), those consumers must install a bi-directional electricity meter. The device will measure the amount of electric energy consumed by the residence or...

Albania Reopens Vlora Airport Bidding Process
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Albania Reopens Vlora Airport Bidding Process

TIRANA, December 20 Albanian authorities informed on Thursday the opening of an international bid on the design, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer for the long-awaited Vlora airport, in Vjosa-Narta Protected Landscape. The bidding was made public by the Public Procurement Agency on Friday morning. All interested international companies can find the information on the bidding...

Germany to Grant €4 mln for Post-Earthquake Reconstruction
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Germany to Grant €4 mln for Post-Earthquake Reconstruction

TIRANA, December 20 The German government will provide Euro 4 million in support of the reconstruction of schools and public facilities affected by the earthquake of November 26th. The Embassy of Germany to Tirana confirmed that Albanian authorities have been officially informed on Friday about the grants that will be allocated through the Development Bank...

Unemployment Rate Down to 11.4% in Q3, 2019
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Unemployment Rate Down to 11.4% in Q3, 2019

TIRANA, December 17 Albania’s unemployment rate dropped to 11.4 percent during the third quarter of 2019 compared to 12.2 percent in the same period of 2018. According to the data published Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), the labor force in the third quarter of 2019 amounted to 61.5 percent of the population (males 77.7percent, females 62...

Commissioner Mijatovic Urges Albanian Parliament to Review Anti-Defamation Drafts
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Commissioner Mijatovic Urges Albanian Parliament to Review Anti-Defamation Drafts

TIRANA, December 17 The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatovic expressed concern on a statement issued on Tuesday regarding two bills that would restrict freedom of expression is passed by the Parliament of Albania. “I am deeply concerned to learn that this week the Albanian Parliament pursued the examination of two draft...

easyJet to Launch London-Tirana-London Route in 2020
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easyJet to Launch London-Tirana-London Route in 2020

TIRANA, December 17 British leading low-cost airline easyJet announced that it will operate 25 new routes in 2020 from the UK, including its first London-Tirana flight. The new service from Gatwick to Tirana will start on May 1, with three flights per week, while the route already went on sale. This will be the third...

The EU Stands in Solidarity with Albania
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The EU Stands in Solidarity with Albania

TIRANA, December 13 On Thursday, December 12th, the European Council adopted conclusions on important issues, among them, the support for Albania. “The European Union stands in solidarity with Albania in light of the recent earthquake. The European Council welcomes the Commission’s announcement to provide humanitarian assistance and to organize a donors’ conference,” it was concluded....

Albania Adopts 4G&5G Networks Security Memorandum with the US
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Albania Adopts 4G&5G Networks Security Memorandum with the US

TIRANA, December 12 A memorandum of understanding on 4G and 5G network security between Albania and the US government was adopted in principle by the Council of Ministers. The decision was unveiled following the recent government’s meeting held on Wednesday. The decision entered into force immediately. On 28 October Chargé d’Affaires Leyla Moses-Ones, in her...

At €520mln, Remittances Reach Highest Level 10 Years
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At €520mln, Remittances Reach Highest Level 10 Years

TIRANA, December 11 Remittances sent home by Albanians from January – September 2019 hit the highest level in ten years. An estimated Euro 520 million was sent by migrants to their homes in Albania, a four percent increase from the same period of 2017 according to economists at the Bank of Albania (BoA). According to...