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VAT scheme, Ahmetaj: There has been no price increase so far

  Minister of Finance and Economy, Arben Ahmetaj in a press release today informed citizens and small business about the purpose and the impact of small business involvement in the VAT scheme. Ahmetaj said that the opposition’s statements on price increases are fake. According to Minister Ahmetaj VAT has been and will remain in the final price of any formalized ...

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Traders close rolling shutters in protest against VAT scheme

Small business in Tirana, as warned, protested against the new VAT scheme. They refuse to pay Value Added Tax, a scheme in which they entered since April 1. It was a one- hour protest, held in not only Tirana but also in other cities in the country. Small businesses have closed the rolling shutters in protest against the inclusion in ...

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BoA report: Albanian economy grew by 3.8% in annual terms

The Governor of the Bank of Albania, Gent Sejko presented to the Committee on Economy and Finance the Annual Report of the Bank of Albania for 2017. He emphasized that the year that we left behind has been a year of progress for the economy and for the Albanian financial system. According to INSTAT data: the Albanian economy grew by ...

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WB: Albanian women retirement age increased

The World Bank classified Albania among the first countries in the world where women retire at an old age. Albanian women retire at the age of 65.Albania ranked 22nd among the 174 countries surveyed. The World Bank Global Women’s Report shows that late women’s retirement is a characteristic of developed countries and is directly linked to longevity. It is noticed ...

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The Albanian Diaspora- a priority for Minister Majko

During his official visit in Switzerland, the Minister of State for Diaspora , Pandeli Majko , Ai??met with the Honorary Consul in Zurich, Anita Winter.Ai?? Winter has participated in the organizing of a series of activities, mainly focused on the help that the Albanians offered to the Jewish families. Present in the meeting were representatives of Albanian organizations that operate ...

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Vetting of the police has officially kicked off

Vetting of the police has officially kicked off. 11,000 law enforcement employees must submit the self-declaration forms within 30 days, while the Assessment Commission is expected to be established.Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Julian Hodaj, during an interview for ATA stated that the Law “On the Transitional and Periodic Evaluation of the employees of the State Police, the Guard of ...

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Kosovo marks the 10th anniversary of its constitution

Today, Kosovo marks the tenth anniversary of its Constitution. The most important legal document of the country entered in force on 15 June 2008. Several days ago, representatives of the institutions of Kosovo considered this day as one of the important days for the state of Kosovo. ai???After the proclamation of Independence, the approval of the Constitution is one of ...

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Bushati: April 17 important for the opening of negotiations with EU

The government expects the European Commission on April 17 to propose opening negotiations for EU membership. From Shkodra, Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati said he expects the EC to confirm the reforms made by the government in Albania, and hopes that the opposition will return to the path of reason.”We have noticed a change of attitude from the opposition, but it ...

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Peleshi:11 mln Euros allocated for agritourism development

Albania has all the potential to benefit a significant amount of EU funds which need to be used for the development of agritourism, because although it is a small country, it has a rich culinary and many myths and legends, which could be attractive for many foreign tourists The Albanian minister of Agriculture, Niko Peleshi declared today that Europe has ...

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Orthodox believers celebrate Easter feast

Orthodox believers celebrate today Easter feast with special church services, music, candlelight, flowers and the ringing of church bells. Easter holiday is a day full of joy commemorating the resurrection of Christ. Archbishop Anastas Janullatos conveyed greetings to all the believers, praying for more love and peace. “The days ahead of the Resurrection were filled with suffering and insecurity, and ...

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