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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...

Where Can Albanians Travel Visa-Free in 2020?
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Where Can Albanians Travel Visa-Free in 2020?

TIRANA, January 8 As Henley and Partners point out a passport to some means freedom and other restriction. What about Albanian passport holders? Every citizen that holds an Albanian passport can travel to 114 world countries without a visa, a visa on arrival or an electronic travel authorization eTA according to the 2020 Henley and...

Kosovo to Join Albania’s Power Grid in 2020
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Kosovo to Join Albania’s Power Grid in 2020

TIRANA, December 3 Starting April 2020 Kosovo will end dependence on Serbia’s power grid and join Albania’s power grid instead following an agreement signed on Monday by the Transmission System Operator of Albania and the Transmission System and Market Operator Company of Kosovo (KOSTT). “This is a historic agreement for Kosovo and KOSTT,” Chief Executive...

What makes Albania a Good Investment Bet among WB6?
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What makes Albania a Good Investment Bet among WB6?

TIRANA, November 6 Where to invest now? While the Netherlands saw a fivefold increase in British investment as the UK was expecting the Brexit date on Halloween day (postponed to January 31), other less expensive countries offer a bigger bang for the buck, and not only for British investors. Six for one Six of them...

How to Travel from Malta to Albania
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How to Travel from Malta to Albania

TIRANA, September 4 Have you ever wondered where do the people living in overcrowded destinations such as Ibiza or Malta spend their holidays? When crowds of millions start flocking to cities or islands with a few hundreds of thousands of inhabitants, the struggle begins. This is the reason why local authorities in Amsterdam or Majorca...