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Albania Should Care More about the Environment, EC Report Hints
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Albania Should Care More about the Environment, EC Report Hints

TIRANA, October 20 While climate change is the biggest threat to human health, “Albania decided to further reduce its already limited 2021 budget for environment and climate change by more than seven percent to Euro 8.9 million,” EC report says The annual report issued on Tuesday by the European Commission following the adoption of the...

Albania Exports up 31.1% in September
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Albania Exports up 31.1% in September

TIRANA, October 18 September exports +31.1% year/year September imports + 31.6% year/year September trade balance + 32.0% year/year In September 2021, the total volume of goods exported was Lek 33 billion 31.1 percent year-on-year, as reported by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT). The increase was mainly seen in exports of construction materials and metals,...

How to Get the Approved Exporter Status in Albania?
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How to Get the Approved Exporter Status in Albania?

TIRANA, October 14, 2021 The General Directorate of Customs in Albania issued a guideline on how to obtain the Approved Exporter status. Based on the announcement, all interested subjects can start an application through the e-Albania platform. This status offers two types of advantages to its holders. First, it eliminates queue times when dealing when...

Llogara Tunnel Bid Winner Announced
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Llogara Tunnel Bid Winner Announced

TIRANA, October 11 Turkish consortium İNTEKAR YAPI LTD. ŞTİ has emerged as the winner of the construction of the Llogara Tunnel, the Public Procurement Agency (APP) announced during the weekend. According to the award notification form (see at the end of the article) issued by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, INTEKAR YAPI TURIZM ELEKTRIK...

Shkaba Trail, the Route Where Hiking Meets Birdwatching
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Shkaba Trail, the Route Where Hiking Meets Birdwatching

TIRANA, October 8 A new hiking trail that meanders around the Egyptian Vulture habitat in Southern Albania aims to raise awareness on the endangered bird as well as combine cultural features with the ecotourism potential of walking routes. The route has been signed by the Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) in...

Saranda Airport Bid Deadline Extended
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Saranda Airport Bid Deadline Extended

TIRANA, October 5 The bid deadline on the Design, construction, operation, maintenance, rehabilitation, and transfer of the International Airport of Saranda (SIA) was postponed once again, this time ten days. Potential investors and bidders now have time until October 14 to submit their applications through the website of the Public Procurement Agency (APP). The decision...

Albanian Mishavine among the ‘Slow Cheese’ Award Winners
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Albanian Mishavine among the ‘Slow Cheese’ Award Winners

TIRANA, September 21 The Mishavine Cheese of Kelmendi and local couple Valter Dragu and Melinda Pepushaj are among the six winners of the 2021 Slow Cheese award. The 13th edition of the award, a Slow Food’s signature event, celebrates the passion and hard work of small-scale herders and producers who decide to stay in their...

Albanian Products: Calendula Medicinal Plant
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Albanian Products: Calendula Medicinal Plant

TIRANA, September 17 Calendula, a widely cultivated flower in Albania for decoration or commercial purposes, ranks among the top exported Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) over the last years. Although not talked about enough, the yellow-orange flower tops the export’s list of Albanian MAPS along with sage, oregano, and wild mountain thyme. The versatile plant...

Foreign Residents In Albania to Be Equipped with Biometric Cards
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Foreign Residents In Albania to Be Equipped with Biometric Cards

TIRANA, September 10 Over 20,000 foreign citizens holding a valid residence permit in Albania can now apply for a biometric card, the Interior Ministry announced on Thursday. The card will have the same features as the ID cards issued to Albanian citizens. The new document will allow foreign residents to register to e-Albania, and thus...

Albania Imposes Entry Travel Restrictions
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Albania Imposes Entry Travel Restrictions

TIRANA, August 30 Travelers visiting Albania will be subject to COVID-19 entry rules starting from 6 September. The decision has been announced by the Committee of Technical Experts on Monday following a decision to update the existing restrictions as well as to adopt the new entry restrictions. According to the committee, all travelers (transit included)...