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Albania: Investments plummet to their lowest level in five years

Private investments in the Albanian economy went down to the lowest level in the past five years. In real terms, last year investments amounted to 18.6% of Gross Domestic Product as opposed to 19.4% in 2017. According to the figures supplied by the International Monetary Fund, private investments were at their highest in 2014, when they amounted to 21.7% of ...

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Meta extends congratulations to all radio journalists on World Radio Day

Today is World Radio Day and we celebrate radio as a medium, its role in promoting access to information, freedom of expression over the airwaves. On this occasion President Meta extended his congratulations to all radio journalists, technicians and directors. The post is as follows: “With this photo of the first staff of Radio Tirana, I congratulate today “Happy World ...

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Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs meets with Japanese ambassador

The ambassador of Japan in Albania, Makoto Ito held a courtesy meeting with the acting minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj. The Japanese embassy noted that during the meeting, both officials discussed about the bilateral relations between the two countries and for the further development of cooperation between Albania and Japan.   /ERvin Çali/ 

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Cutillo: “Spring Flowers” operation successful thanks to Albanian-Italian joint work

The Italian Embassy in Tirana has welcomed the Albania-Italy anti-drug operation and underlined the importance of strengthening co-operation. In a statement to the media, the Italian Embassy expresses great satisfaction for the excellent results achieved by “Spring Flowers” operation in the First Investigation Team (S.I.C.) set up by the Judicial Authorities of Italy and Albania.”The investigations conducted together for almost ...

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EC report: Albania has the highest economic growth and the lowest unemployment in the region

The European Commission has published a quarterly report on the economic performance of candidate and potentially EU candidate countries, analyzing the economies of the Western Balkans, including Turkey. Enthusiastic, the head of the Economy Committee, former Minister of Finance and Economy, Arben Ahmetaj points out four important points highlighted in this report. 1. ‘The first good news is that Albania ...

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Concrete bunkers, a ubiquitous sight in Albania

The concrete bunkers are a ubiquitous sight in  Albania, with an average of 5.7 bunkers for every square kilometer.The bunkers were built during the communist government of Enver Hoxha from the 1960s to the 1980s; by 1983 a total of 173,371 concrete bunkers had been constructed around the country. Hoxha’s program of “bunkerization” resulted in the construction of bunkers in every corner of the then People’s Socialist Republic ...

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Tirana celebrates 99th anniversary as capital of Albania

  In the 99th anniversary of being declared capital, the Mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj made an overview of the historic developments of the city, and the upcoming urban changes that are foreseen in the future. In a ceremony in the premises of the Municipality, Veliaj said that the project for the Big Ring Road will move forwards and promised ...

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EU ambassador Luigi Soreca met with chairman of the Justice Appointments Council Dvorani

The ambassador of EU in Albania, Luigi Soreca held a meeting with the Chairman of the Justice Appointments Council , Ardian Dvorani, expressing the full support of EU for the important tasks of this council. According to ambassador Soreca, the technical and administrative support is necessary for the realization of the tasks of the Council of Appointments in Justice. ‘’ ...

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European Council : Foreign investments in Albania on an upward trend

The foreign direct investments that entered Albania  increased again compared with the last trimester. The report of the economic performance published by the European Commission, ranks Albania with a uptrend regarding the foreign investments , but also other important components that contribute in the genres performance of the country. ‘’ The direct foreign investments remain the main source of finance ...

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21st week of Albanian Superliga, results and standings

The 21st week of the Albanian Football Championship played this weekend, results which created another picture of the classification of the teams.  Tirana managed to get a minimal win 0-1 against the second place, Kukesi, and now stands comfortably at the middle of the table. Two goalless matches scored this week, Teuta – Kamza  0:0 and  Luftetari – Flamurtari  0:0 ...

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