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EBRD Launches Program for Innovative Startups in WB6
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EBRD Launches Program for Innovative Startups in WB6

TIRANA, September 25 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) launched the Star Venture program in the Western Balkan countries (WB6). The program’s goal is to identify innovative startups with the potential to scale up. The program will provide applicants with business advice and access to finance to accelerate their life-cycle. Based on the...

How to Apply for Fine Refund for Those Who Overstayed Abroad
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How to Apply for Fine Refund for Those Who Overstayed Abroad

TIRANA, September 24 The General Directorate of Taxation (DPT) announced on Thursday the fine refund procedure for all the Albanian citizens that were stuck abroad due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Hence, all those who overstayed their visas or the 90 day limit in the Schengen area or other countries from 10 March to 1 June,...

Heavy Hailstorm Hit Konispoli Citrus Orchards
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Heavy Hailstorm Hit Konispoli Citrus Orchards

TIRANA, September 23 The first rainfall of the season accompanied by a hailstorm caused considerable damage to citrus and olive orchards in Konispol and Xarra area, southern Albania. Those are the most important areas for the production of high-quality tangerine and clementine fruits in the country. Farmers reported local damage up to 50 percent of...

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Albania Reports Slight Decline in New COVID-19 Cases

TIRANA, 23 September Albanian health authorities reported 121 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and three more deaths bringing the total number of infections to 12,787 with 370 deaths. A total of 887 tests were conducted during the last 24-hours in Albania, of which 13.6 percent tested positive, official data confirmed. Despite that, almost all 12...

Albania Reports 150 New COVID-19 Cases
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Albania Reports 150 New COVID-19 Cases

TIRANA, September 21 Albanian health authorities reported 150 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and two more deaths bringing the total number of infections to 12,535 with 364 deaths. A total of 809 tests were conducted during the last 24-hours in Albania, of which 18.5 percent tested positive, official data confirmed. The new infections were reported...

Textile and Footwear Exports Recover in August
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Textile and Footwear Exports Recover in August

TIRANA, September 17 Trading figures issued by the Institute of Statistics show that exports expanded in August amid signs of recovery. Based on the data, August exports were Lek 19 million, or 3.4 percent down to the same month in 2019. Meanwhile, August imports were Lek 48 million, or seven percent down to 2019. Year-to-date,...

COVID-19 Plunged Albania’s Service Sector but not ICT
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COVID-19 Plunged Albania’s Service Sector but not ICT

TIRANA, September 16 No sector in the Albanian service industry has escaped disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. However some sectors saw a devastating effect in business and employment, a recent report from the Institute of Statistics confirmed. Based on the data provided by INSTAT, travel agencies, hotels, and bars and restaurants were the worst-hit by...

Low-Cost Airline Touches 33% Market Share amid COVID-19
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Low-Cost Airline Touches 33% Market Share amid COVID-19

TIRANA, September 15 The summer of 2020 was expected to see the highest figures ever on passenger air traffic from and to Albania. But the numbers dropped significantly, due to Coronavirus safety measures, subdued traffic, and travel restriction. Hence, the number of passengers that traveled to and from Tirana International Airport in July was 151,677,...

New School Year Starts in Albania Unlike Any Before
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New School Year Starts in Albania Unlike Any Before

TIRANA, September 14 The new school year 2020-2021 started across Albania for over 480,000 students enrolled in primary and secondary schools. Starting Monday, children will return to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic with tough prevention and control measures in place. Therefore, a new safety protocol will be implemented in all education facilities. Some schools with...