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The largest greenhouse for seedling cultivation in the Western Balkans is found in Albania

The largest greenhouse for seedling cultivation in the Western Balkans is found in Albania. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Bledi Cuci visited the “Lisar Seedlings” in Divjaka, where over 15 million seedlings are produced annually on an area of ​​3.6 hectares. This modern Dutch greenhouse glassware supplies seedlings not only to the domestic market but also to exports. The ...

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Albania defeat Iceland 4-2 in Euro 2020 qualifier

Albania scored its 3rd victory in 6 matches played for the European Qualifiers 2020 after beating Iceland 4-2 in Elbasan Areana. The first half started well for Albania, creating scoring opportunities with Manaj hitting the post after a corner kick. The Icelanders react with Sigurdsonn, who shoots from outside the box, putting in difficulty the Albanian keeper. It is Kastriot ...

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BoA: Remittances upward trend, Euro 186 million for the second quarter this year

The contribution of emigration to the Albanian economy has been increased this year. According to the Bank of Albania, the value of remittances for the second quarter amounted to Euro 186 million, up by four million Euros compared to a year earlier. For the first half of the year, the value of remittances sent to Albania was 336 million Euros, ...

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Eurostat: Clothes’ prices dropped in 2018, shoes’ prices increased

Eurostat has published prices for basic basket products comparing price levels across different EU countries. Clothes were cheaper for Albanians during 2018. Although the price level for clothing is almost the European average, during the year that we left behind they dropped slightly, from 97.1 to 96.5 of the European average. The contrary happened with the prices of shoes. According ...

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USA: Relations with Albania, immeasurable and unbreakable

During the ceremony of honoring the US Military Attaché Office and the Office of Military Cooperation in Tirana with the Medal of Appreciation, the United States of America declared that its relations with Albania have been immeasurable and unbreakable. This statement was publicly issued by the US Embassy in Albania. “The United States commends Albania and supports its continued efforts ...

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Prosecution for Serious Crimes demands 12 years in prison for former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri

The Serious Crimes Prosecutor’s Office  demanded on Tuesday 12 years in prison for former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri. In his pretence today, Tahiri is accused of “drug trafficking” in co-operation in the form of a structured criminal group, “committing criminal offenses by a criminal organization”, “structured criminal group”. Along with the former interior minister, are also accused Jaeld Cela, a ...

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Venice Commission delegation meeting Albanian opposition

  Today, in the premises of the Albanian Parliament, opposition parliamentary groups held a meeting with the Venice Commission Delegation, which is in Tirana at the request of the Albanian Parliament, in the framework of the activity of the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee, the legality of the actions carried out by the President of the Republic of Albania, in the context ...

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Meta meets Venice Commission delegation

Meta held a meeting today with the delegation of the Venice Commission, which is in Tirana on a fact-finding mission regarding the procedures for the dismissal of the President Ilir Meta. The head of state has published a photo from the meeting and states that were the recommendations of Venice  respected, according to him, Albania would not be in this ...

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EU strongly supports media freedom in Albania

The ambassador of EU Delegation to Tirana, Luigi Soreca stressed the strong support of the European Union for media freedom and investigative journalism in Albania. In a ceremony held at the premises of EU House in Tirana, awards were given for investigative journalism. ‘’In Western Balkan and in Albania mainly, the EU considers the freedom of speech and the freedom ...

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Special US representative, Mathew Palmer : Opening membership talk for Albania is a priority

The Special representative of the US for Western Balkan, Mathew Palmer declared from Montenegro that the United States are again involved in the region. Mr. Palmer underlined that the priorities of his duty are the opening of the membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, reopening of the negotiations between Prishtina and Belgrade and finding a solution for the functioning ...

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