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Albania plans to end roaming charges with the Western Balkans

All citizens that use a sim card issued by an Albanian carrier may soon not have roaming charges while travelling in the countries of the Balkan region. The Electronic and Postal Communications Authority (AKEP) says in its strategy and action plan for 2018 that tangible steps will be taken during this year in terms of enabling the end of the ...

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Over 120.000 tourists visited Valbona Valley through 2017

Valbona Valley National Park welcomed over 120,000 Albanian and international visitors during 2017. While most of the tourists head straight to the coast of the Adriatic and Ionian seas, a significant number of tourists prefer to visit those parts of the country that remained untouched. Valbona Valley along with Thethi National Park are becoming year-round destinations as visitors from all ...

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Albanian exports to China significant increase

Albanian exports to China marked a significant increase during the 11-month period of 2017, compared to the same period of 2016.Ai??According to statistics published by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), during January-November 2017 exports amounted to ALL 8 billion, while in January-November 2016 the value of exports was 6.1 billion ALL. While imports are estimated at ALL 44.2 billion, a ...

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Weather on Friday the 5th of January

  Northern and Southeastern Albania was engulfed by heavy snow precipitations last night. Temperatures dropped below zero in Dibra and the icy conditions make movementAi??of wheeledAi??vehicles difficult in several axes. Snow in Bulqiza reached 5 cm, while in remoter areas, such as Ostren, Martanesh, Trebisht, Zerqan, Shupenza and Fushe-Bulqiza it reached 15-20 cm. Police recommends drivers to use tire chain. ...

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Kosovo hopes advanced negotiations for EU integration

At the beginning of this year, Bulgaria has taken over the EUai??i??s rotating presidency. State leaders in Kosovo are hoping that during this period of time, the country will advance with its European integration processes. The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, expressed his conviction that Bulgaria will focus on bringing Western Balkans closer to the European Union. ai???I expect ...

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Kadri Roshi, Albanian accomplished actor

Today, is the 94th birth anniversary of Kadri Roshi, one of the most accomplished actors of the Albanian film and theater, where he performed outstanding movie characters that will never be forgotten. The Ministry of Culture commemorates the “People’s Artist” Kadri Roshi, who lived with the stage and the cinema andA� brought us a portrait that has always remained so ...

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AFF: Superior League kicks off on January 27th

By the circular decision of the Executive Committee of the Albanian Football Federation, the 17th week of the Superior League will be played on January 27, 2018 and not on January 20th as previously envisioned.Ai??The racing sector at Albanian Football Federation has made this proposal, which was approved by a circular decision of the Executive Comittee.Ai??Meanwhile, all the participating teams ...

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INSTAT: Albanian population interest in the labor market increased

The interest of the Albanian population (15-64 years) to participate in the labor market has been increasing in recent years. According to INSTAT data in the third quarter of 2017, the participation in the labor force turned out to beAi??67Ai??% for the working age population, an indicator that hasAi??been increasing since 2014. In the last ten years, the record was ...

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2018 budget, Ahmetaj: Economic growth and public debt reduction

According to the Minister of Finance and Economy Arben Ahmetaj 2018 budget conveys two main messages: high economic growth thatAi??brings well-being and significant debt reduction. The government, meanwhile, predicts that this year national production will expand by 4.2%. Revenues in the 2018 budget are estimated at ALL 464.2 billion, or 6.3% more than in the year that we left behind. ...

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Vetting process in the State Police is one of the main objectives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for 2018. In January, the law that paves the wayAi??to the assessing of police figureAi?? will be presented to the Assembly for discussion and approval. Last week of 2017, Minister Xhafaj conducted a series of meetings with civil society and with the ...

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