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Minister Klosi: 2018 will be a successful year for tourism

For the first time, 84 touristic operators form 46 countries of the world gathered in Tirana, for purchasing touristic packages from the Albanian operators. Present at the inaugural Ai??ceremony was the Minister of TourismAi?? and Environment, Blendi Klosi. In his speech ,Minister Klosi declared that 2018 will see a great touristic development, because of the increase of the interest of ...

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Permeti, the city of roses

Permet is a town in the south-eastern part of Albania, located about 30 km from the border with Greece, 240 meters above sea level with a surface area of 120 hectare. Permet District lies in the heart of the Vjosa valley and is surrounded by amazing mountains with particular flora and fauna. According to historic Turkish data from the 15th ...

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Albania posts annual inflation of 2% in March

Albania posted annual inflation of 2% in March, after consumer prices rose by 2.1% y/y a month earlier, statistics office data showed on April 10. In line with the central bankai??i??s assessments, annual inflation is expected to hover around 2.2% in 2018 and converge to the central bank’s target in 2019. Previously, the Albanian central bank expected to reach the ...

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Thaci-Borissov: Kosovo does not aim to start conflicts or armed attacks

In an April 10 telephone conversation, Kosovo President Hashim ThaAi??i assured Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov that his country does not aim to start any conflicts or armed attacks, a Bulgarian government statement said. Borissov, whose country is the current holder of the Presidency of the Council of the EU, had said earlier in Mostar, after talks with Serbian President ...

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Naim Frasheri, an outstanding national poet and prominent patriot

Naim Frasheri was an Albanian poet, writer and one of the most prominent patriots of Albanian national movement for independence from the Ottoman Empire. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Albania.He authored 22 works. Naim Frasheri was born in 1846 in Frasher, a village of 1500 residents in theVilayet of Janina. Naim spent his childhood in Frasher, ...

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Albania’s road to EU integration

Albania is expecting the decision of the European Commission regarding the opening of the negotiations with the EU. Tirana is optimistic Ai??regarding this matter, stressing thatai???ai??? we have fulfilled the recommendations of EU and now we are expecting an evaluation for the integration reforms. On 17 April, the European Commission will announce the new enlargement package of EU, for the ...

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VAT scheme, Ahmetaj: There has been no price increase so far

  Minister of Finance and Economy, Arben Ahmetaj in a press release today informed citizens and small business about the purpose and the impact of small business involvement in the VAT scheme. Ahmetaj said that the opposition’s statements on price increases are fake. According to Minister Ahmetaj VAT has been and will remain in the final price of any formalized ...

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Traders close rolling shutters in protest against VAT scheme

Small business in Tirana, as warned, protested against the new VAT scheme. They refuse to pay Value Added Tax, a scheme in which they entered since April 1. It was a one- hour protest, held in not only Tirana but also in other cities in the country. Small businesses have closed the rolling shutters in protest against the inclusion in ...

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BoA report: Albanian economy grew by 3.8% in annual terms

The Governor of the Bank of Albania, Gent Sejko presented to the Committee on Economy and Finance the Annual Report of the Bank of Albania for 2017. He emphasized that the year that we left behind has been a year of progress for the economy and for the Albanian financial system. According to INSTAT data: the Albanian economy grew by ...

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WB: Albanian women retirement age increased

The World Bank classified Albania among the first countries in the world where women retire at an old age. Albanian women retire at the age of 65.Albania ranked 22nd among the 174 countries surveyed. The World Bank Global Women’s Report shows that late women’s retirement is a characteristic of developed countries and is directly linked to longevity. It is noticed ...

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