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The opposition warns blocking of the country’s main road axes

The united opposition has announced that it will escalate its civil disobedience today, blocking the main roads in 12 districts of the country. The opposition demands the resignation of PM Rama, the establishment of an interim government and free and fair elections holding. The leader of the Democratic Party Lulzim Basha is expected to announce today the intentions of the ...

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WB: Albania with the highest level of employment in the region

World Bank released its latest report on Western Balkan countries highlighting that Albania is the country with the highest level of employment in the region. World Bank underscores that Albania scored the highest level of employment by 52.1%, thus recording the highest growth by 1.8% in 2018. WB report underlines that industry employment increased by 3.9% in 2018 and employment ...

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Albania’s consumer and business confidence in the first quarter of 2019

Albania’s consumer confidence index increased to -8.7 in the first quarter of 2019 from an upwardly revised -11.9 in the previous three-month period. It was the highest reading in consumer morale since the third quarter of 2017, as expectations over the next 12 months improved regarding financial situation (9.0 from 7.3 in Q4); general economic situation (10.4 from 7.6); savings ...

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Pm Edi Rama praises the dropped unemployment rate in Albania

‘’ Albania during 2018 has created more than the half of the new job positions that the entire region created this year’’. This was the declaration of the Pm Edi Rama, quoting the report of the World Bank. Pm Rama stressed that ‘’unemployment dropped with more than 6% since he took office back in 2013 ‘’. ‘’There is still more ...

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Ottoman heritage in Albanian cities

Albanian cities, most of which still hold Ottoman names, showing the presence of Ottoman architecture. Not only historical buildings but also city names have remained unchanged since the Ottoman conquest. Albania has been ruled by the Ottoman Empire for centuries and for this reason our country has successfully preserved the cultural and historical heritage of the Ottoman Empire. A special ...

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60,000 Albanian citizens benefit from Social Security Agreement signed between Albania and Canada

An agreement on “Social Protection between Albania and Canada and the Administrative Regulation” was signed between the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Albania and the Department of Employment and Social Development of Canada. The agreement was signed by the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and the Ambassador of Albania in Canada Ermal Muça. Under this agreement, the ...

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Low and High Pay in Albania

Today is May 1st , which is internationally known as the Labor Day that originated in Chicago in 1886 and later in 1904, when trade unions demonstrated energetically to set the 8-hour working day. 115 years later, Albanian workers are Europe’s most underpaid (the minimum wage of 211 Euros is the lowest in Europe). They work on average 200 hours ...

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Agreement on border cooperation between the European Border, Coast Guard and Albania becomes operational today

The implementation of the agreement on border cooperation between the European Border and Coast Guard and Albania kicks off today. This is the first agreement on operational cooperation  signed with a non-EU country. The agreement paves the way to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency to perform joint operations tackling with irregular migration, especially in case of sudden changes ...

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German MP, Johann Wadephul: Decision for Albania will be taken in September

German MP, Johann Wadephul, deputy chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag, gave an exclusive interview with Deutsche Welle where he spoke about Serbia-Kosovo negotiations, resolving the crisis in Albania and opening Albania’s negotiations with the EU. He stated that the decision for Albania will be taken in September seeking the meeting of the set conditions. ...

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Minister Spiropali : Chancellor Merkel has a clear understanding for the situation in Albania

The Minister of State for the Relations with the Parliament and at the same time the spokeswomen of the Government, Elisa Spiropali reacted after the meeting of Pm Edi Rama with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. The meeting in Berlin was held in the framework of the Berlin Summit for Western Balkan countries. ‘’ I share with you this photo ...

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