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Five Startups Win IDEA Business Competition
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Five Startups Win IDEA Business Competition

TIRANA, December 6 The Innovative Development for Entrepreneurs in Albania (IDEA) Project was finalised on Monday and five winners were announced during a ceremony held on the occasion. The project aimed at supporting young entrepreneurs and startups to strengthen their entrepreneurship competences, business skills and drafting proper business plans in four Albanian cities, Tirana, Korca,...

Govt to Auction 13 Mineral-Rich Areas
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Govt to Auction 13 Mineral-Rich Areas

TIRANA, December 1 The Ministry of Energy and Industry will open an auction on 13 free areas for mineral extraction activities. These areas that will be developed by private companies or subjects are located in Tirana, Dibra, Shkodra, Kukes, and Elbasan. This was confirmed in the recent bulletin issued by the Public Procurement Agency. According...

Six Enterprises to Benefit from Competitiveness and Creativity Funds
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Six Enterprises to Benefit from Competitiveness and Creativity Funds

TIRANA, November 30 Six are the winning Albanian companies that will benefit from the Fund on Competitiveness and Creativity. The Albanian Investment Development Agency (AIDA) unveiled the names of the winners, three for each fund. The fund on Competitiveness, which provides direct financial support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. Two companies from Tirana and...

Transports’ Budget Paves the Way for Better Infrastructure and Low-Cost Flights
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Transports’ Budget Paves the Way for Better Infrastructure and Low-Cost Flights

TIRANA, November 17 The sector of transports will get a higher budget for 2017 while more attention will be paid to port infrastructure facilities. Minister of Transports Sokol Dervishaj declared this during the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Producing Activities, Trade and Environment held on Wednesday. He also confirmed that an agreement between the...

2016 one the Busiest Ever Cruise Ships Year for Durres Port
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2016 one the Busiest Ever Cruise Ships Year for Durres Port

TIRANA, November 10 The number of cruise ships visiting the port city of Durres, the biggest in Albania, from March 26 to November 6, 2016, is 29 while the last one, Albatros liner, is expected to drop anchor on November 19. So far, they brought over 13,416 guests to Albania. The routes of these cruise...

Wizz Air to Launch Direct Flights between Budapest and Tirana in 2017
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Wizz Air to Launch Direct Flights between Budapest and Tirana in 2017

TIRANA, November 8 Albania and Hungary are ready to increase economic cooperation between them and the establishment of direct flights between both countries by Wizz Air will serve for this purpose. This was the mutual stance of Albanian Minister of Economy Milva Ekonomi and The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Szijjarto. They...

Albania to Scrap Old Cars through Subsidy
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Albania to Scrap Old Cars through Subsidy

TIRANA, November 4 A new initiative that would help to improve air quality in Albania and that was implemented in the European Union (EU) countries since years focuses on subsidizing the owners of old cars to scrap them and bay a new lower emission vehicle. This is what the EU countries consider a scrappage program....

7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Albania
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7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Albania

By Lottie Gross This is not an original article by Invest in Albania. The original article can be found here. Albania often doesn’t get the kudos it deserves. The country still suffers from the echoes of its Communist past: few people travelled in or out for decades during Enver Hoxha’s dictatorial rule, and as travel...

Discover Gjinar, a Nature Getaway on the Doorstep of Tirana
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Discover Gjinar, a Nature Getaway on the Doorstep of Tirana

TIRANA, October 31 Located only 70 km away from capital city Tirana, Gjinar is a must visit attraction. The number of visitors form Elbasan, Tirana, Durres as well as international tourists has increased due to the improved road infrastructure. Gjinar has wonderful natural landscapes that tourist have just started to discover. The fragrance of pine...