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Albania Adopts in Principle a Bill on Climate Change 
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Albania Adopts in Principle a Bill on Climate Change 

TIRANA, December 9 A new draft-law on Climate Change’ that has been pending for over a year, was finally scrutinized and adopted in principle by the Parliamentary Committee for Producing Activities, Trade, and the Environment. Action against climate change has been an issue of major concern for Albania and its path towards European Union membership....

Western Balkans Sign Sofia Agreement on Green Agenda
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Western Balkans Sign Sofia Agreement on Green Agenda

TIRANA, November 13 The Western Balkan countries committed to several actions on climate, energy, and mobility, circular economy, de-pollution, sustainable agriculture, and food production, and biodiversity as they signed the Sofia Declaration during the Sofia Summit held on November 10. They also reached an important milestone by endorsing the Leaders’ Declaration on the Green Agenda...

Coral Reefs in Vlora Bay Threatened by Climate Change
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Coral Reefs in Vlora Bay Threatened by Climate Change

TIRANA, November 6 Coral reefs on the Albanian Adriatic coast like elsewhere around the globe are showing signs of climate change damage. The increased sea surface temperature is causing coral bleaching events in Vlora Bay, the local Organization for Social Education and Environment Protection (SEEP) confirmed. SEEP conducted marine expeditions in the bay during summer...

FAO Supports Sustainable Development in Vjosa-Zagori Areas
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FAO Supports Sustainable Development in Vjosa-Zagori Areas

TIRANA, August 20 Differently from the domestic outdated vision for hydropower projects on the Vjosa River, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) highlights the need for sustainable management and development in and around the river of international importance. Given the status of Vjosa as one of the rare remaining natural flow regimes in...

EU to Spur Youth Employment in Albania, BiH, and Kosovo with €10 mln for SMEs
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EU to Spur Youth Employment in Albania, BiH, and Kosovo with €10 mln for SMEs

TIRANA, August 10 Over 1,200 businesses offering employment and training for youth in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo will benefit from Euro 85 million in loans the European Commission (EC) confirmed last week This will be possible thanks to a €10 million guarantee package financed from the European Union (EU) through the European Investment...

Call for Promotion of Agrotourism Enterprises
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Call for Promotion of Agrotourism Enterprises

TIRANA, May 28 If you run or own an agricultural-based operation that also provides leisure and educational activities for visitors, this can be an opportunity to get your agrotourism promoted. Albanian authorities in cooperation with GIZ have launched a call for the promotion of agrotourism under the support of the ‘Sustainable Rural Development project. The...

How to Join the Rural Youth Hub
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How to Join the Rural Youth Hub

TIRANA, December 4 Are you a young person living in rural areas or involved with the development of rural communities? The Albanian Network for Rural Development (ANRD) launched a call for motivated and enthusiast young people who want to be a strong factor in the empowerment of rural youth and increase participation in decision making....

Global Knowledge Index 2019: Albania Retains 2018 Ranking
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Global Knowledge Index 2019: Albania Retains 2018 Ranking

TIRANA, November 21 The Global Knowledge Index 2019 ranked Albania 67th out of 136 countries. Compared to the 2018 ranking Albania neither gained nor lost places. This is the third edition of the GKI, which is a roadmap on the sustainable development of societies worldwide. The GKI was unveiled by the United Nations Development Programme...

EIB-ADF Sing € 200K Agreement on North Albania Investment Program
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EIB-ADF Sing € 200K Agreement on North Albania Investment Program

TIRANA, November 20 The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Albanian Development Fund (ADF) have signed a Euro 200,000 cooperation agreement concerning technical assistance with the preparation of a regional investment program in the North of Albania. This is the first step in a wider approved technical assistance program worth up to EUR 3m to...