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Foreign Visitors to Albania Hit Record High in 2017
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Foreign Visitors to Albania Hit Record High in 2017

TIRANA, January 24 The number of international arrivals in Albania increased 8.1 percent year-over-year to 5.1 million in December 2017, the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) reported on Tuesday. Almost half of the visitors traveled to Albania for tourism and leisure purposes. Tourists came mostly from Kosovo. Even though over 1.7 million Kosovan citizens visited...

Adventure Tourism, Explore Albania by Bike
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Adventure Tourism, Explore Albania by Bike

Mountain biking is the ultimate way for exploring the unknown Albania, the small Country in Europe, to get to new places and live life at a different pace and adventure tourism plays a key role on supporting local communities to further develop their sustainable community tourism models. Tobi Gessler from Ride Albania Mountain Biking tells...

Cargo Volumes Handled by Durres Port on the Rise
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Cargo Volumes Handled by Durres Port on the Rise

TIRANA, October 24 Maritime trade exchange through Durres Port, the largest in Albania, increased during the first nine months of 2017.Maritime trade volume increased especially with Italy, Russia, and Turkey. More than 2.1 million tons of good were traded from Durres port to more than 63 different seaports in the Mediterranean region, in the United...

Albania Improves on WEF’s Global Competitiveness Rankings
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Albania Improves on WEF’s Global Competitiveness Rankings

TIRANA, September Albania is the most competitive country in the region based on the fact that it ranks at number 75 in the Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 of 137 countries issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF). This year, Albania improved by five places and according to WEF, it has the highest score compared to...

Albania, Germany Sign Pension Agreement
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Albania, Germany Sign Pension Agreement

TIRANA, September 20 Over 20,000 Albanians living in Germany and German citizens that live and work between both countries will benefit the right of pension, health and social care. Albania and Germany have exchanged the instruments on the ratification of the reciprocal social security agreement. The agreement will enter into force with effect from December...

Germany to Boost Trade Relations with Albania
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Germany to Boost Trade Relations with Albania

TIRANA, June 2 Germany aims at boosting the economic relations with Albania. President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said this to Albanian President Bujar Nishani during the 22nd edition of the International Berlin Meeting. Both interlocutors discussed strengthening of bilateral cooperation, European Union integration and the newest developments in the Western Balkans. Nishani highlighted that based...

Scientists Call on Protection of Vjosa River
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Scientists Call on Protection of Vjosa River

TIRANA, April 28 Vjosa River is called the last wild river in Europe as it flows free and no dams were built on its way. According to experts, this fact makes it unique. Currently, there are 30 experts from Germany, Austria, and Albania making observations along Vjosa River and collecting data on its biodiversity and...

German Govt to Support Albanian Agriculture and Viniculture
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German Govt to Support Albanian Agriculture and Viniculture

TIRANA, February 20 The German government will soon send agricultural machinery and farm technology to Albanian farmers, and it will also provide financial support for projects in the viniculture sector. This was confirmed by Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Water Administration Edmond Panariti, during a visit he held in Germany. He met with the...

German Govt to Support Creation of Wine Routes in Albania
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German Govt to Support Creation of Wine Routes in Albania

TIRANA, January 20 The German government expressed willingness for supporting and promoting Albanian authentic wine varietals through the creation of the wine roads. The wine routes will be a great option for tourists that want to discover Albanian vineyards and attractions. This project consists on the establishment of specific wine roads that will be used...