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First Hiking Trail Inaugurated in Mirdita Region

First Hiking Trail Inaugurated in Mirdita Region

TIRANA, October 9 Mirdita region is switching from copper to tourism and not has its first marked hiking route. The seven km long trail was inaugurated on Tuesday in Rubiku area. This is a joint initiative of Mirdita Municipality and Albania – Austria Partnership Marianne...

Albania Tightens Gambling and Betting Regulations

Albania Tightens Gambling and Betting Regulations

TIRANA, October 9 The Albanian Council of Ministers has given its approval to a series of changes to the law on gambling that affects electronic gaming and sports betting. The new regulation that is expected to enter into force on January 1st, 2019 says that...

How Much Did Tourists Spend in Albania in 2017?

How Much Did Tourists Spend in Albania in 2017?

TIRANA, October 8 Albania is a fast-growing tourist destination, but one of the most important questions is how much do international tourists spend and how does it compare to the other countries of the region? The map by howmuch.net provides more insights into one of...

200,000 Albanians Are Undernourished, FAO Confirms

200,000 Albanians Are Undernourished, FAO Confirms

TIRANA, September 20 The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), provides vital insights on the situation of malnutrition in Albania and on the progress done towards the 20130 Agenda...

New Road Connects Albania and Kosovo in Borje

New Road Connects Albania and Kosovo in Borje

TIRANA, September 18 A newly constructed road that connects the villages of Borje in Kuksi and Gllabocica in Kosovo will help to improve connectivity for the people living in the remote area, the Albanian Development Fund (ADF) confirmed. The road also will help to improve...

Albania to Join World Cleanup Action on September 15

Albania to Join World Cleanup Action on September 15

TIRANA, September 10 Albanian volunteers will join millions of people from over 150 countries in a global clean up event this Saturday, September 15. ‘Garbage is everywhere, don’t act like you can’t see it’ is the motto of the Albanian movement that aims to bring...

BoA: Housing Price Index Remains Stable in Q2

BoA: Housing Price Index Remains Stable in Q2

TIRANA, September 10 The housing price index didn’t reflect an important change in nominal terms during the second quarter of 2018, the Bank of Albania (BoA) confirmed in the recent report on economic indicators. According to BoA, in real terms, the housing price index marked...

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...