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Kruja’s Youth ‘Wears’ the European Flag
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Kruja’s Youth ‘Wears’ the European Flag

TIRANA, May 14 In honor of the European Week, the Integration Unit in the city hall of Kruja, organized a series of activities titled “The youth, culture, and history- the passport of Albania to EU”. These activities were scheduled to be an awareness campaign, where the Skanderbeg Square ‘worn’ the symbols of the EU flag,...

EU Okays €71 mln Grant for Agriculture and Rural Development
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EU Okays €71 mln Grant for Agriculture and Rural Development

TIRANA, January 24 The European Union (EU) adopted on Tuesday a grant of Euro 71 million under the Rural Development component of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance – IPA for agriculture and rural development in Albania. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Niko Peleshi declared on Tuesday that applications for allocation of funds from IPARD...

EU Optimistic on Albania’s Economic Growth Forecast
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EU Optimistic on Albania’s Economic Growth Forecast

TIRANA, November 10 The European Union (EU) says that the Albanian economy is enjoying a positive momentum even when compared to the economies of the other EU candidate countries according to the European Economic Forecast Autumn report published on Thursday. According to the latest economic forecast, Albania’s economy will grow 4percent in 2017. The report...

EU to Support Western Balkans Economic Area
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EU to Support Western Balkans Economic Area

TIRANA, October 10 Director General of Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission, Christian Danielsson, who held an official visit to Albania, attended a meeting with business representatives and discussed the free economic regional area. This area is part of an initiative agreed at Trieste Summit, and Danielsson assured that the European Union will...

Assets Seized from Organized Crime to Help Create Social Enterprises
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Assets Seized from Organized Crime to Help Create Social Enterprises

TIRANA, September 15 Assets confiscated from organized crime will help to create social enterprises. Those assets that are now administered by the Agency for the Administration of Seized and Confiscated Assets will serve to the people and social groups that have been affected by criminal activities such as human trafficking, substance abuse, etc. This new...

Albania to Receive €3.4mln EU Grant to Boost Fisheries Sector
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Albania to Receive €3.4mln EU Grant to Boost Fisheries Sector

TIRANA, July 28 The European Union (EU) launched a call for proposals in support to the fishery sector. “To increase the contribution of fishery sector to the economic development of Albania by improving management and protection of fishery resources in line with the EU Common Fishery Policy”. The overall indicative amount made available under this...

Albania’s Fish Processing Industry at Risk of Drowning
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Albania’s Fish Processing Industry at Risk of Drowning

TIRANA, February 13 The fast growing fish processing industry in Albania is hampered by the duty-free limit for exports. Over 4,000 people risk losing their jobs, while entrepreneurs are taking into consideration the idea of moving their companies in other countries of the region. The problem with duty-free export limits is related to the fact...

Albanian Workers among Healthiest but not Happiest in Europe
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Albanian Workers among Healthiest but not Happiest in Europe

TIRANA, January 24 The Albanian male labour force ranks fourth in Europe in terms of health conditions. According to the latest report issued by the European Commission concerning labour conditions in the European member countries and candidate countries during 2015. Only Switzerland, Greece, and Cyprus rank ahead of Albania. Nine out of ten Albanian men...

40% of Albanian Bosses are Females
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40% of Albanian Bosses are Females

TIRANA, January 4 Having a female boss in Albania isn’t uncommon. Comparable data from European countries show that almost 40% of bosses are females and 60% are males. Comparable percentages were reported for Italy other Balkan countries such as Macedonia and Serbia. The stats were confirmed by a poll on labour conditions during 2015 conducted...