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Albanian minister of Interior announces important developments in the weeks to come

In the weeks to come, Albania is expected to see important developments regarding the fight against crime. Such warning came today from the Albanian minister of Interior, Fatmir Xhafaj who received in a meeting the new ambassador of the European Union to Albania, Luigi Soreca. According to Xhafaj, during this meeting, the pair exchanged views on issues concerning the rule ...

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Austria recognizes the social insurance contributions and qualifying years of the Albanians

Albanian citizens, who live and work in Austria, will have their social insurance contributions and qualifying years recognized in both countries to get the state pension. The international agreement between the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Austria in the field of social protection was signed in Tirana on 25.01.2017 and enters into force from 1 December 2018, thus ...

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Hahn:Kosovo is close to visa liberalization with the Schengen countries

EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn stated during the meeting with Foreign Minister Begjet Pacolli, that he is committed to boost the dialogue with Serbia. “I stressed the importance of advancing the dialogue with the Serbian Government,” Hahn wrote on Twitter after the meeting. He underscored that a comprehensive solution would be in the best of the region. Hahn added that ...

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Pm Edi Rama discusses the economic budget of 2019

  Pm Edi Rama declared that the economic budget of 2019 will foresee the decrease of taxes and increase of the wages in education, healthcare and in the army, and the budget will be accompanied by a new social policy. These are some of the pillars of the budget of 2019, that will be realized after the reforms undertaken by ...

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Foreign investments underwent a 27% increase led by Switzerland and the Netherlands

Switzerland and the Netherlands have headed the inflow of new foreign investments in the first six months of this year, according to statistics published by the Bank of Albania. Swiss investments have recorded 194 million Euros for the period January to June 2018, undergoing a doubling compared with the same period last year. From this state, or better from the ...

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Construction sector turning into the country’s economic growth engine

The construction sector grew last year with the highest rates since 2008, following a nearly systematic decline by 2014. According to official data from INSTAT, the construction sector expanded by 10.4% in 2017. Growth rates tripled compared to 2016, approaching the trend after 2005. The peak of construction growth was noticed during 2000-2005, where the sector expanded by an average ...

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”Albanian Lion 2018” , joint military training with NATO allies

The creation of the Kuçova NATO airbase, as the only Alliance base in Western Balkan, is the testimony for the seriousness and the role of the Albanians as a factor of stability, peace and security in the region. This was the declaration of the minister of defense, Olta Xhaçka , who praised the joint training of Albanian Lion 2018, and ...

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Meta: In Albania we have had our “Mandelas”cruelly and mercilessly persecuted during communism

President Ilir Meta attended the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in the United Nations. Representing Albania, Meta delivered his speech with an emphasis on respect for human rights as an important factor for maintaining peace in the world. He underscored that Albania has always supported the agenda of stopping conflicts. “I want to emphasize that human rights are very important for ...

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INSTAT: 4.4 million tourists visited Albania in January-August 2018

The number of foreign nationals who entered the Albanian territory during August increased by 26.9 % compared with the same period last year.Considering the 8 month period January-August, according to INSTAT data, the number of foreigners has been increased by 16.8 %, in other words, Albania has been visited  by 4,397,638 foreigners. Most visitors have come for tourism.Germany is the ...

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Mesi: “The force of law ” operation carries on

“The” Force of Law”operation has been acting long ago and has given concrete results where some criminal groups have been hit, investigations continue and others will be hit.” That was the statement made by the Deputy Prime Minister Senida Mesi, speaking about the fight against organized crime. “The fight against organized crime does not allow any compromise whatever risk it ...

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