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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...

Konfindustria Supports Kosovo’s Decision on 100% Taxes for Serbian Goods
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Konfindustria Supports Kosovo’s Decision on 100% Taxes for Serbian Goods

TIRANA, November 26 The Confederation of Albanian Industries (Konfindustria) supports the recent decision of the Kosovan government on an immediate rise of taxes on imports of Serbian goods from 10 to 100 percent. According to Konfindustria and based on the principle of reciprocity, the change is conforming to the free trade agreements signed by the...

Albania and Kosovo to Scrap Roaming Charges
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Albania and Kosovo to Scrap Roaming Charges

TIRANA, November 9 Starting next summer, Albanians and Kosovans will enjoy free roaming when traveling between the two countries, if the two governments okay an agreement during Peja’s joint meeting set to take place on 28 November. Chairman of the steering board of the Albanian Electronic and Postal Communications Authority (AKEP) Kreshnik Gashi said in...

Albania and Kosovo Last in Europe in Terms of GDP per Capita
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Albania and Kosovo Last in Europe in Terms of GDP per Capita

TIRANA, October 25 With a current GDP per capita of $5,260 Albania ranks last among the European countries, excluding the former Soviet republics, the World Economic Outlook, October 2018 report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says. Albania jumped four places compared to the previous year as it ranks 102nd in a list of 191...

New Road Connects Albania and Kosovo in Borje
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New Road Connects Albania and Kosovo in Borje

TIRANA, September 18 A newly constructed road that connects the villages of Borje in Kuksi and Gllabocica in Kosovo will help to improve connectivity for the people living in the remote area, the Albanian Development Fund (ADF) confirmed. The road also will help to improve the quality of life and revitalize the rural economy in...

Where do Albania’s Most Visitors Come From?
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Where do Albania’s Most Visitors Come From?

TIRANA, May 24 Tourists from all over the world are visiting Albania, but the official data from the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) for January – April 2018 confirm a higher number of visitor from Poland compared to other countries. “Poland ranked first among the countries with the highest number of citizens traveling to Albania in...

What Factors Hinder FDI Inflows to Albania?
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What Factors Hinder FDI Inflows to Albania?

TIRANA, May 3 The legal system and property issues continue to affect the stock of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Albania. This was confirmed by the recent index on Competitiveness in South Eastern Europe (SEE) by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). According to the index, the level of Foreign Direct Investment inflow...

Albania and Kosovo Work on Cross-Border Tourism Hiking Project
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Albania and Kosovo Work on Cross-Border Tourism Hiking Project

TIRANA, April 20 Albania and Kosovo started cooperation on the revival of mountain hiking trails and in the extension of Via Dinarica trail. The Albanian Development Fund and the Community Development Fund in Kosovo started the implementation of the project that is financed by IPA Cross-Border cooperation program Albania-Kosovo. Via Dinarica Trail is one of...