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How to Find an Authorized Translator in Albania
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How to Find an Authorized Translator in Albania

TIRANA, November 24 With many Albanians and foreign citizens coming and living in Albania, translation services become essential. Professional translators and interprets are always needed no matter if you are an Albanian or an international citizen submitting and specific application or doing business talks. Certified translation is required when converting text from the Albanian language...

Albania’s English Proficiency Improves
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Albania’s English Proficiency Improves

TIRANA, November 23 Albania, known for its foreign language skills performance, is continuing to improve when it comes to English-speaking proficiency, a recent ranking confirms. The recently released annual English Proficiency Index shows Albania is continuing its progress among English-speaking countries. Albania ranks 43rd among 100 countries where English is not a national language and...

Kir River Valley, a Must-See Destination in Shkodra
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Kir River Valley, a Must-See Destination in Shkodra

TIRANA, November 20 When summer is over, little-known towns and villages become the perfect destination for those who want to escape from big cities. Usually, the types of visitors that go to those places are people somehow related to the destination or adventure seekers exploring the unknown. Given the geographic size of Albania, such places...

Northern Albania Hardest Hit by COVID-19’s Impact on Tourism
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Northern Albania Hardest Hit by COVID-19’s Impact on Tourism

TIRANA, November 19 As tour operators and accommodation facilities already counted their losses for 2020, the Institute of Statistics confirms their gloomy assessment for the third quarter (Q3). July-September coincides with the peak tourist season in Albania and also with the easing of lockdown measures. Despite that, and even though holders of Albanian passports couldn’t...

Albania Puts New Virus Restrictions in Place
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Albania Puts New Virus Restrictions in Place

TIRANA, November 18 Albanian health authorities confirmed through Facebook that the three new measures announced by the Technical Committee of Experts on Tuesday came into effect today. Therefore, the size limits for group gatherings in closed and public settings is ten. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. Moreover, the new measures ban political...

TAP Starts Commercial Operations
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TAP Starts Commercial Operations

TIRANA, November 16 In typical Swiss style, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline met its precise time estimations and began operations, as expected, by mid-November. TAP an 878-km gas transportation system crossing Greece, Albania, the Adriatic Sea, and Italy, began commercial operations over the weekend, TAP-AG announced on Sunday. The construction of the pipeline that began four...

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...

Gender Pay Gap, Women Struggle for Equal Pay
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Gender Pay Gap, Women Struggle for Equal Pay

TIRANA, November 11 Women and men in Albania doing work of equal value don’t receive equal pay. The latest statistics from the Albanian Institute of Statistics show that wage disparity remains a harsh reality for women regardless of education or work experience. ‘The Structure of Earnings Survey, 2018’ unveils data on pay inequity by sectors...

Albanian Enterprises Lag Behind in Innovation
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Albanian Enterprises Lag Behind in Innovation

TIRANA, November 10 The pace of innovation is slow in Albania, official data from the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) show, suggesting businesses have a long way to go in modernizing their activities, models, products, and markets. INSTAT conducted a survey from 2017 to 2019 regarding the innovative activity in enterprises with more than 10 employees....