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Medical Tourists Arrivals in Albania Double in 2019
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Medical Tourists Arrivals in Albania Double in 2019

TIRANA, January 24 Medical tourist arrivals in Albania doubled during 2019. Even though the official figure confirmed by the Institute of Statistics, (INSTAT) is modest, the growth seems promising. The number of international citizens who came to Albania for medical treatments during January-December 2019 was 658 or 138 percent more compared to 2018. Private-run hospitals...

International Tourist Arrivals up 8% in 2019
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International Tourist Arrivals up 8% in 2019

TIRANA, January 24 International citizen arrivals to Albania in 2019 rose 8.1 percent. According to the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), the number of international citizen arrivals to Albania in January-December 2019 was over 2.4 million. Moreover, the official stats confirm that arrivals from Switzerland saw the highest growth by 18.2 percent. In the meantime, INSTAT...

Albania 7th in Europe for Share of Renewable Energy
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Albania 7th in Europe for Share of Renewable Energy

TIRANA, January 23 The share of energy from renewable sources in gross and final consumption in Albania reached 34.9 percent in 2018, thus ranking the country seventh in Europe, Eurostat confirmed on Thursday. Meanwhile, Kosovo ranked 12 with a share of 24.9 percent from renewable energy sources. Yet, the diversification of non-hydro renewable energy sources...

Maritime Museum and Diving Parks to Protect Underwater Heritage
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Maritime Museum and Diving Parks to Protect Underwater Heritage

TIRANA, January 22 An initiative launched by the Durres Port Authority aims at creating a national maritime museum and two underwater marine parks for scuba diving enthusiasts. According to the Port Authority, 11 ships sunk in Durres maritime area during WWI and WWII and a total of 60 shipwrecks are located along the Albanian coastline....

Albania Invites Bids for 140MW Solar PV Plant
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Albania Invites Bids for 140MW Solar PV Plant

TIRANA, January 21 The Albanian authorities are seeking bids, domestic and international, for the construction and maintenance of a 140MW photovoltaic plant in Karavasta area, Fier region. Interested investors can submit their bids by March 16th, for which financial bids will be opened on the same day at 12:00 hours, according to an Invitation for...

Best Winter Activities in Dibra
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Best Winter Activities in Dibra

TIRANA, January 21 With incredible winter scenery, a winter holiday in the Dibra region is always a good idea. Korab-Koritnik Nature Park creates a gorgeous and pleasant atmosphere that makes for a memorable experience. Inspiring reasons to visit Dibra this winter Great hotel deals Korab-Koritnik Nature Park is absolutely breathtaking The glacial lakes in Lura...

Albania’s 2019 Driving Fatalities Higher than in 2018
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Albania’s 2019 Driving Fatalities Higher than in 2018

TIRANA, January 20 The Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) unveiled on Monday the report on December road accidents. INSTAT reported a 0.7 percent decrease in road accidents during December as compared to the same period in 2018. Based on the stats, in 2018 there were 136 road accidents as compared to 135 in December 2019....

Albanian Alps, Instagram vs Reality
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Albanian Alps, Instagram vs Reality

TIRANA, January 20 The Albanian Alps will soon become the main competitor to the Adriatic and Ionian beaches, as a visit to the north is considered the top thing to do in Albania. The Albania Alps are so naturally gorgeous in every season of the year, the view is stunning, and every place is just...

Albania Goods Exports Down in 2019
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Albania Goods Exports Down in 2019

TIRANA, January 17 Albania exported goods worth Lek 299 billion in January-December, down by 3.8 percent compared to 2018, the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirmed on Thursday. Meanwhile, imports from the rest of the world were Lek 649 billion, up by 1.2 percent compared to the previous year. Therefore, Albania recorded a Lek 350...

Wage and Insurance Subsidies for Businesses that Promote Employment
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Wage and Insurance Subsidies for Businesses that Promote Employment

TIRANA, January 17 Albanian authorities will start the implementation of training, wage and employment subsidy program to raise employment levels among youth, inexperienced workers, and people from specific categories. The decision on this new policy measure was adopted during the latest meeting of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, January 15th. Therefore, the program will...