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Construction works for Arber Highway kick off, another 5 projects this year

Construction works for the Arber Highway, considered as the most important road segment of the country’s northeastern part, have started yesterday. This highway is the first road project as part of the list of roads that the government is planning to realize this year through concession agreements. Part of this list are also five other projects of this nature, also ...

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Albanian medical herbs keep being the most sought agricultural products in the foreign markets

Albanian medical plants keep being the most sought agricultural products in the foreign markets. Albania leads the production and exportation of these natural resources with about 500 ha of cultivated area with these plants. The medicinal and aromatic plant sector has had a significant impact on the country’s economy, with over 90,000 employed individuals, mainly in rural areas, significantly affecting ...

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PM Edi Rama: ”100 villages” will attract emigrants to invest their savings in Albania

Pm Edi Rama, during the joint meeting with all the representatives of the friends of Albania, considered the program ‘’100 villages’’ as a new cooperation way for the National Program for the Villages, for a successful model for rural development. ‘’100 villages’’ program is considered not only as a development model for overcoming economic difficulties , but also as a ...

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Spring Euro barometer: Economic situation and employment continue to be improved

The economic situation and employment as challenges of the Albanian society will continue to be improved. That is the conclusion drawn by the Spring Euro barometer for the European Union and the candidate countries, based on a face-to-face questionnaire with nationals from each of the countries. Asked about their expectations for the next 12 months regarding employment and the economy, ...

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Ministers Bushati and Kotzias to meet within this week

The foreign ministers of Albania and Greece will meet within this week. The minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania, Ditmir Bushati made this statement for TVSH,  reiterating that the parties will aim to find a solution for the delimitation of the marine zones. In this framework, Minister Bushati excluded the possibility that the talks between Albania and Greece ...

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Export increases thanks to resumption of sales from the mining industry

Albanian exports rose again in May, by about 24% more than a year ago thanks to the resumption of sales from the mining industry. Exports of the “mineral and fuel” group were 29 % higher in the first five months of the year. Official sources from the Ministry of Energy ascertained that the export of minerals has increased due to ...

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Heads of religious communities in Albania: Appeal to open accession negotiations

In a joint letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron delivered to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dimtir Bushati, the heads of the religious communities in Albania, the Muslim Community Chairman Skënder Brucaj, the Archbishop of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Prof. dr. Dr Anastasios, General Secretary of the Albanian Episcopal Conference and Archbishop of Rrëshen, Mgr ...

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Albanian classical painting

The Albanian school of painting was set up in the early decades of the XXth century with the masterpieces of Kolë Idromeno (1860-1939) of Shkodra, Spiro Xega (1876-1953) of Korça, and Andrea Kushi (1884-1959) and Simon Rrota (1887-1961) of Shkodra. Among other well-known classical painters of the XXth century are: Vangjush Mio (1891-1957), Abdurrahim Buza (1905-1986), Zef Kolombi (1907-1949), Sadik ...

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USA, the Albanian festival fills Central Detroit Square

It is the third consecutive year that Albanians reveal their songs and dances in downtown Detroit in Michigan State. The two-day Albanian-American festival brought together artists from USA, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and Canada. The initiative to gather Albanian singers and dancers every year at Detroit’s Hart Plazza Square stepped into the third year. The square that is commonly used for ...

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Ismail Kadare: The Conscience of His People

In three newly translated books, Albania’s most renowned author demonstrates what he calls “the fundamental function of literature: maintaining the moral torch.” By Sam Sacks In a 1985 essay on the tragedian Aeschylus, the Albanian writer Ismail Kadare argued that the most remarkable thing about the ancient Greeks—even more than their invention of philosophy and democracy—was their sense of “collective regret.” A ...

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