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Construction of Vlora Airport to begin this Year

Construction of Vlora Airport to begin this Year

TIRANA, July 11 Ambassador of Turkey to Tirana Murat Ahmet Yoruk said that the work for the first phase of Vlora Airport construction will begin within 2018. Ambassador Yoruk held a two-day tour in southern Albania and on Wednesday he met with the Mayor of...

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Shakes Albania

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Shakes Albania

TIRANA, July 4 A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck Lalzit Bay at 11:02 am on Wednesday causing people to flee buildings and offices in Durres and Tirana areas. A 4 magnitude aftershock with the epicenter in the Adriatic Sea followed. So far, only material damages have...

Single-Use Plastic Bags Ban Enters into Force in Albania

Single-Use Plastic Bags Ban Enters into Force in Albania

TIRANA, July 2 Officially, July marks the end of single-use plastic bags era in Albania. The ban on single-use plastic bags that entered into force on July 1st foresees fines and penalties for that continue to produce and use single-use plastic bags. The decision, that...

EU Postpones Albania and Macedonia Talks to June 2019

EU Postpones Albania and Macedonia Talks to June 2019

TIRANA, June 27 Accession talks with Albania and Macedonia were postponed for July 2019 if the two countries carry out more reforms against corruption and organized crime. The European Union (EU) governments agreed on Tuesday to “set out the path towards accession negotiations in June...

Albania among Top 10 Destinations for French Tourists

Albania among Top 10 Destinations for French Tourists

TIRANA, June 25 The French weekly newspaper Journal de Dimanche ranks Albania among the top ten tourist destinations for 2018. Albania is considered as the most secret destination in the newspaper’s list. “Albania, along with Columbia and Haiti, is one of the most attracting destinations,”...

Q1 Unemployment Rate Hits Lowest Level in 30 Years

Q1 Unemployment Rate Hits Lowest Level in 30 Years

TIRANA, June 11 The Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirmed on Monday that the unemployment rate during the first quarter of 2018 dropped to 12.5 percent, the lowest in 30 years. Based on INSTAT’s data, the unemployment rate in March marked a 1.7 percentage point decline...