Author Archives: RTI English

The aging of the population, businesses that thrive and those at risk

By 2021, Albania is expected to be involved in a fast aging process as the number of older people over 65 years of age for 100 adults in working age will exceed the number of young people under 14. Inclusion in the advanced aging phase will deprive business opportunities that are devoted to younger ages. Entrepreneurship for children’s equipment, such ...

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Thaci on Rambouillet Agreement,We need to unite to live up to the next dream – Kosovo’s membership in EU, NATO and UN

The finalization of the Rambouillet Conference in Paris 20 years ago was the first diplomatic victory in Kosovo that paved the way for NATO’s military intervention to prevent ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. This is how the country’s president, Hashim Thaci, wrote in a Facebook post, recalling the 20th anniversary of the finalization of the Rambouillet conference. “This agreement finalized the ...

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World Bank: Albania and Montenegro reported the strongest job growth in the region, with 3.3 percent each

Labor market performance in the Western Balkans continued to improve, albeit at a slower pace than the previous year and despite stronger economic growth in the region. According to the ‘Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2019′ report, launched today by the World Bank and the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies , about 68,000 new jobs were generated between the ...

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Mayor Veliaj confirms running for re-election

Mayor Erion Veliaj invites all citizens to participate massively with their families in the meeting “The City We Want” which will have the next stop on March 23 in the capital. Veliaj confirmed his running for re-election in the direction of the Municipality of Tirana for another 4 years.  Candidatures will be officially disclosed at the Socialist Party Congress. Veliaj ...

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INSTAT:Women in Albania, although having the same position as men, get paid less than them

Women in Albania, although having the same position as men, generally get paid less than them. According to INSTAT data, in 2018, the average salary of women was 47.5 thousand lek, while male 53.2 thousand lek. In total, men were paid 10.7% more than females, slightly increasing the gender gap compared to the previous year, when this difference was 10.5%. ...

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Novrus Day Celebration in Albania

Novruz, the Persian New Year, is one of the many religious festivities celebrated in Albania. If you are wondering why, you should know that this small Balkan country is one of the most tolerant places in the world, so people of different religious can celebrate their holy days in harmony and peace. Celebrated worldwide by Iranians, Nowruz, which literally means ...

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 Filip Shiroka, a classical Rilindja poet

 Filip Shiroka (1859-1935) is a classical Rilindja poet whose verse was first to become known in later years. He was born and raised in Shkodra and educated there by the Franciscans. Among his teachers was poet Leonardo De Martino (1830-1923), whose influence is omnipresent in Shiroka’s verse. His earliest verse publication, “To Albania, to arms, to arms!”, was a rather ...

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Poland endorses Albania’s negotiations opening with EU

Foreign Policy Commissioner Mimi Kodheli, together with the accompanying delegation are paying an official visit to  Poland. On the second day of her visit she had a meeting with the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Policy and the National Defense Commission in the Lower House of Parliament ( Sejm). Albania’s integration into the European Union was the focus of all meetings, both in the ...

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The concessionary contract approved for the Airport of Kukes

  The Council of Ministers signed the contract for the concession of the rehabilitation, operation and transferring of the Airport of Kukes for 35 years. This was declared by the minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Belinda Balluku. Balluku declared that the duration of the concession contract will be 35 years and the duration of the works will be 24 months, ...

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Head of opposition Basha participates at the Assembly of European Popular Parties

The head of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha held a meeting in Brussels with the head of the CDU Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. The meeting was held on the framework of the Assembly of the European Popular parties in Brussels. ‘’ I expressed the gratitude for the support of our ally CDU in compiling our economic program for the modernization of the ...

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