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Kosovo Issues First 5-Year Residence Permits for Albanians
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Kosovo Issues First 5-Year Residence Permits for Albanians

TIRANA, February 15 Kosovo started to issues the first five-year residence permits for citizens from Albania. The first permits were handed over on Monday by the Kosovan Minister of Interior Xhelal Svecla. The process for obtaining a residence permit in Kosovo has been simplified following the agreement signed by the Albanian and Kosovan governments back...

Kosovo’s Hive Makes Oscar International Shortlist
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Kosovo’s Hive Makes Oscar International Shortlist

TIRANA, December 22 Kosovo’s “Hive” by writer-director Blerta Basholli is among the 15 films that will advance to the next round of voting in the Oscars Best International Feature Film Race, the academy announced on Tuesday. This marks Kosovo’s first appearance in this Oscar category shortlist where films representing  93 countries raced. ‘Hive’ (Zgjoi) was...

Albania-Kosovo to Recognize Social Security Contributions
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Albania-Kosovo to Recognize Social Security Contributions

TIRANA, November 24 The Council of Ministers adopted two agreements between Albanian and Kosovo that will further facilitate labor mobility between the two countries. The agreements that will get signed during the joint meeting of the two governments set for Friday are going to recognize social security contributions and ease relocation for Albanian and Kosovan...

Kosovo to Ease Relocation for Albanian Workers
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Kosovo to Ease Relocation for Albanian Workers

TIRANA, April 28 Albanian workers that plan to move to Kosovo will move easily as the Kosovan government is taking action for the implementation of a cooperation agreement signed in Tirana in October 2020. The Agreement on Labor Mobility will allow Albanian citizens to work freely and without bureaucratic impediments in Kosovo. Moreover, even the...

31,000 Arrivals from Kosovo to Albania over the Weekend
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31,000 Arrivals from Kosovo to Albania over the Weekend

TIRANA, August 24 The COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t seem to prevent Kosovans from spending their vacations in Albania. Over 31,000 people and 11,000 vehicles entered Albania from Kosovo via Morina Cross-border point during the weekend, Kukesi Prefect Zenel Kucana confirmed for ATA. So far, Saturday and Sunday marked the highest number of arrivals from Kosovo for...

EU to Spur Youth Employment in Albania, BiH, and Kosovo with €10 mln for SMEs
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EU to Spur Youth Employment in Albania, BiH, and Kosovo with €10 mln for SMEs

TIRANA, August 10 Over 1,200 businesses offering employment and training for youth in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo will benefit from Euro 85 million in loans the European Commission (EC) confirmed last week This will be possible thanks to a €10 million guarantee package financed from the European Union (EU) through the European Investment...

COVID-19 Update on Albania Cross Border Movements
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COVID-19 Update on Albania Cross Border Movements

TIRANA, June 1 Starting Monday Albanians can travel freely to Kosovo and Montenegro, the Department of Border and Migration at the State Police confirmed. Based on the announcement, there is no change to the border regime with Italy, Greece, and North Macedonia. Citizens from these countries are allowed to enter Albania. Yet Albanians cannot enter...

Albania & Kosovo Have Highest Marriage Rates in Europe
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Albania & Kosovo Have Highest Marriage Rates in Europe

TIRANA, February 14 How many weddings do you want per year? Albanians: Yes Albanians love to tie the knot more than people from any other European country, official data confirm. Eurostat released some soft stats on the occasion of Valentine’s Day that show which country had the highest number of marriages relative to the population...

Albanian Music Legend Nexhmije Pagarusha Dies Aged 86
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Albanian Music Legend Nexhmije Pagarusha Dies Aged 86

TIRANA, February 7 One of the biggest and most beloved singers Nexhmije Pagarusha, has died at the age of 86 on Friday following a short disease. Pagarusha, known as the nightingale of Albanian music, leaves a legacy in music that will endure for generations to come. She remained true to the values of Albanian music...