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COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases on Monday
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COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases on Monday

TIRANA, May 11 Only four new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Albania during the last 24 hours, Eugena Tomini from the Public Health Institute stated during the daily update. According to Tomini, the epidemiological situation in the country is stable while the number of cases decreased during the last weeks. The latest four cases were...

Cultural Tourism Hit by COVID-19 in Q1
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Cultural Tourism Hit by COVID-19 in Q1

TIRANA, April 29 Recent data from the Albanian Institute of Statistics show that the novel coronavirus had a major impact on cultural life and tourism. According to INSTAT, the number of cultural events and activities declined significantly during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019. Meanwhile, the number of visitors...

Explore Tirana Culture & Heritage Tourism
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Explore Tirana Culture & Heritage Tourism

TIRANA, January 13 Tirana’s cultural heritage is centuries old. Archeological findings in the Tirana area date back to prehistory, Pellumbas cave. Meanwhile, other mosaics and ancient walls provide important insights into the development of the area during the Roman era and the Middle Ages. Visitors in Tirana County can find 183 monuments of culture situated...

Meet the Hero Rescue Dogs that Helped in Albania Earthquake
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Meet the Hero Rescue Dogs that Helped in Albania Earthquake

TIRANA, December 2 These dogs are more than just friends with four paws. They are hailed as heroes for their search and rescue efforts after the earthquake that rocked Albania on November 26th. SAR teams from many countries arrived in Albania right after the earthquake to aid in the recovery of people, survivors, and victims....

Tax Inspectors to Raid Call Centers, Construction, & Manufacturing Companies
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Tax Inspectors to Raid Call Centers, Construction, & Manufacturing Companies

TIRANA, November 25 The tax administration warned that the action against the informal economy will focus on three sectors that offer most jobs in Albania. Hence, call centers, construction, and footwear and textile manufacturing companies will be monitored by tax inspectors in December. In the meantime, the General Directorate of Taxation informs that workplace inspection...

Unknown Destinations: Explore Seman River Valley
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Unknown Destinations: Explore Seman River Valley

TIRANA, November 20 Someone that drives non-stop from Tirana to Vlora misses the chance to explore a huge number of overlooked destinations along the road, especially in the Fieri region. Besides Apollonia and Bylis Archeological Parks, Ardenica Monastery, or Divjaka-Karavasta National Park that are popular tourist attractions, Fieri is home to many other underrated destinations....

Non-performing Loans Ratio Hits Record Low
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Non-performing Loans Ratio Hits Record Low

TIRANA, October 7 The Non-Performing Loans (NPL) ratio in Albanian banks dropped to 11 percent, in August 2019, thus reaching the lowest level since December 2009. Even though at a low pace, the NPL ratio is dropping and the goal is to reach a single-digit ratio. A low level of NPLs encourages bank’s lending activity....

Albania and Kosovo to Scrap Roaming Charges
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Albania and Kosovo to Scrap Roaming Charges

TIRANA, November 9 Starting next summer, Albanians and Kosovans will enjoy free roaming when traveling between the two countries, if the two governments okay an agreement during Peja’s joint meeting set to take place on 28 November. Chairman of the steering board of the Albanian Electronic and Postal Communications Authority (AKEP) Kreshnik Gashi said in...