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Albania-Kosovo to Establish Joint Customs in Durres
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Albania-Kosovo to Establish Joint Customs in Durres

TIRANA, January 19 The joint customs point between Albania and Kosovo that will open at the port of Durres, will provide Kosovan importers with a single point interface for customs clearance. Finance ministers of Albania and Kosovo Arben Ahmetaj and Avdullah Hoti declared on Wednesday that this initiative would strengthen cooperation and facilitate trade between...

Albania Urged to Implement New Innovation Strategy in 2017
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Albania Urged to Implement New Innovation Strategy in 2017

TIRANA, January 9 European authorities say that Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo are the only countries in the region still in early stages regarding scientific and research developments. Meanwhile, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro made significant progress. The European Commission drafted several clear requests that should be taken into consideration during 2017. More concretely. Albania...

International Tourist Arrivals Up 33% during Q3
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International Tourist Arrivals Up 33% during Q3

TIRANA, December 29 The number of international citizens who visited Albanian for tourism purposes increased by 33 percent during the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period of 2015. According to the data provided by the Institute of Statistics, 1.5 million tourists visited Albania. The increase of visitors was also confirmed by hotels...

Albania Increases Exports to China and Kosovo, Reduces Imports from Italy
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Albania Increases Exports to China and Kosovo, Reduces Imports from Italy

TIRANA, December 28 Albania is achieving considerable percent increase in balance sheets regarding international trade with the region’s countries and non-European countries as well. Based on the data on external trade provided by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), Albania increased exports, especially with China. “In November 2016, the countries with which Albania has had the...

Albania Ranks among the Most Affordable Ski Destinations in Europe
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Albania Ranks among the Most Affordable Ski Destinations in Europe

TIRANA, December 6 Heavy snowfalls hit the mountainous areas in Albania and this is good news for tourists looking for budget snow destinations. A handful of ski resorts, mostly located in Korca area, opened their slopes and are ready to welcome visitors. The slopes of Bigell in Dardha or Voskopoja are among the best for...

Via Dinarica among World Best Trips 2017, Nat Geo Says
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Via Dinarica among World Best Trips 2017, Nat Geo Says

TIRANA, November 22 For those who are making their travel plans for 2017, National Geographic unveiled a list of the best trips for the upcoming year. It includes several cities, natural and cultural destinations and one of them spans through Northern Albania. Via Dinarica is a mega-hiking route about 2,000 km long, divided in 120...

New Draft-law on Albanian Railway Aims at Revitalising the Sector
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New Draft-law on Albanian Railway Aims at Revitalising the Sector

TIRANA, September 7 A new code on the Albanian railway drafted by the Ministry of Transports and Infrastructure that aims at revitalising and opening the sector has been submitted to the Parliament. It is expected to be voted at the beginning of this parliamentary session. Based on the explanatory report, the draft-law will focus on the...

Tourists from Kosovo and Macedonia Exceed 30,000 per Week
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Tourists from Kosovo and Macedonia Exceed 30,000 per Week

TIRANA, August 1 During the last week, Albania saw an increase of tourists from Kosovo and Macedonia. According to authorities from Morina cross-border point northeastern Albania, over 30,000 persons entered Albanian in one week. Despite the increased number of tourists that come to spend their summer vacations on the Albanian coast, no long waiting lines...

Albania has Highest University Tuition Fees in the Region
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Albania has Highest University Tuition Fees in the Region

TIRANA, July 26 Higher education in Albania comes with a higher price every year. The cost of education in Albania is considered too expensive in both private and public universities. For the first time, after the adoption of the new law on higher education, universities have the right to define the admission quota and tuition...