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Albanian becomes Official Language in Macedonia
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Albanian becomes Official Language in Macedonia

TIRANA, January 15 Speaker of the Macedonian Parliament Talat Xhaferi announced on Monday evening that the Law on Languages was published in the Official Gazette almost one year after it was first adopted. This means that the Albanian Language is the second Offical language in Macedonia. Xhaferi made the announcement on social media. The Macedonian...

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...

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...

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...

Albanian and Kosovan Producers Seek Economic Unification
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Albanian and Kosovan Producers Seek Economic Unification

TIRANA, January 12 Albanian, Kosovan, and Macedonian producers call for concrete steps by the respective governments regarding economic unification. Even though the countries of the region are looking forward to a Western Balkans common market, economic barriers are still present in the region. Countries like Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia need to take measures in order...

Albania Plans to End Roaming Charges with the Western Balkans
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Albania Plans to End Roaming Charges with the Western Balkans

TIRANA, January 4 All citizens that use a sim card issued by an Albanian carrier may soon not have roaming charges while travelling in the countries of the Balkan region. The Electronic and Postal Communications Authority (AKEP) says in its strategy and action plan for 2018 that tangible steps will be taken during this year...

EU Optimistic on Albania’s Economic Growth Forecast
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EU Optimistic on Albania’s Economic Growth Forecast

TIRANA, November 10 The European Union (EU) says that the Albanian economy is enjoying a positive momentum even when compared to the economies of the other EU candidate countries according to the European Economic Forecast Autumn report published on Thursday. According to the latest economic forecast, Albania’s economy will grow 4percent in 2017. The report...