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History of Tirana on its 100th anniversary

Tirana is the capital of Albania and largest city by area and population of the Republic of Albania.This year it celebrates its 100th anniversary. Tirana is located in the central part of Albania, elevated about 110 meters above sea level is surrounded by mountains and hills with Mount Dajt on the east. Temperatures vary throughout the year from an average ...

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Albania sends its ”Delegation” at the Oscars

The movie ‘’Delegation’’, written by the late Artan Minarolli and directed by Bujar Alimani,  has been selected by the Commission of the National Cinema Center, to represent Albania at the ‘’Oscar’’ awards, for the category ‘’Best International Movie’’. After the current successes at ‘’Grand Prix’’ in Warsaw and praised as the ‘’Best Movie’’ in the Festival of Trieste, this time ...

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Arbëresh community in Italy celebrates Teofania at Piana degli Albanesi

‘’The Arbëresh community in the province of Palermo, Italy, represents every  January,  the history, culture, tradition and Arbëresh clothing preserved for generations’’, said the Minister of State for Diaspora, Pandeli Majko. The mayor and member of the Diaspora Coordination Council, Rosario Petta, points out that the organization of the ceremony is one of the most heartfelt celebrations for the community, ...

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Italy wins the friendly tournament, the money raised will go for charity

Football stars from four countries , Albania, Italy, Greece and Turkey played a friendly tournament in order to help the families of the affected areas of November 26 earthquake. Albania-Italy was the first semifinal, followed by Turkey – Greece. Albania started with Foto Strakosa at the goal, Debatik Currin, Besnik Hasin, Armend Dallku, Altin Lala, Ervin Skela, Edvin Murati, Altin ...

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2020 winter waterbirds census has already kicked off in the Divjaka-Karavasta National Park

The 2020 winter waterbirds census has already kicked off in the Divjaka-Karavasta National Park This is the fifth consecutive year that the international census has taken place. In Divjaka, several groups of researchers took part in this process observing waterfowl at various points. According to them, there is an increase of different species of birds which due to the moratorium ...

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Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, one of the most strategic projects in Europe has completed over 90% of its work

Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), as one of the most strategic projects in Europe, has completed over 90% of its work. Prime Minister Edi Rama, announcing the completion of 90% of the work on one of the major projects for Europe itself, especially for the Southeast where Albania is also the beneficiary, published the voluminous data. “More than 90% of the work ...

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EC will make decision on negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia on March 26-27

The European Council will make a decision on the issue of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia on March 26-27. Union leaders will discuss whether to give the green light to Albania or determine the new enlargement methodology required by France as a priority. With this end in view, Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi has held a series of meetings with ...

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Earthquake gathers in Albania tourism ministers from across the region

One of the most important events for tourism in Albania will take place on Tuesday. For the first time, Tirana will bring together tourism ministers from across the region, from Italy and Greece, to Croatia, Slovenia, and Serbia. All together at an International Tourism Summit. But it will not only be the ministers, but also the leading tourism agencies in ...

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INSTAT: Household final consumption was increased about 4% in 2019 compared to a year earlier

The Institute of Statistics, INSTAT, has recently published a report on final consumption of the population, which according to figures has been increased about 4% from last year. Final household consumption accounts for all goods and services directly used to meet the individual requirements of resident households. The final consumption, which accounts for the major share of spending in the ...

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WB forecast for the Albanian economy in 2020

The November 26 earthquake, despite its effects on both people and buildings, was not the final blow to the economy. As every year, the World Bank published projections for all the world’s economies, and a review of economic growth, since November 26 earthquake. For the WB, economic growth this year will be at 3.4%, up from 2.9% estimated in 2019. ...

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