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Sejko-IMF mission meeting on economic performance and expectations for 2019

Economic performance and expectations for 2019 were the focus of the meeting that the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Gent Sejko, held yesterday with the mission of the International Monetary Fund, headed by Jan Kees Martijn, the Head of Mission for Albania. At the joint round-table was also discussed about non-performing loans, in order to reduce them through a ...

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Italian tourists, the first for daily spending in Albania

The Institute of Statistics notes that Italian tourists rank first among foreign tourists to spend their daily expenses during their stay in Albania. Figures published by INSTAT for the period 2014-2018 show that the average daily expenses of an Italian citizen amount to 81 Euros. They are followed by Montenegrin tourists with expenses up to 60 Euros a day, then ...

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Pyramid of Tirana to be transformed into the biggest innovation hub in the region

A relict from the past that bears a lot of nostalgia, the Pyramid of Tirana will be transformed into another gem for the capital, this time as the biggest innovation center in Albania. In the presence of Pm Edi Rama, Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj and the head of AADF Michael Granoff, the final project was presented in the premises ...

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EU:Albania has made progress in the judicial system

The 11th Subcommittee meeting on Justice, Freedom and Security between the EU and Albania took place on 24 April in Brussels. Representatives from the European Commission and the Albanian authorities discussed the most recent developments in the area of rule of law and fundamental rights. The meeting was co-chaired by Ms Michela Matuella, Head of Unit for Albania, Bosnia and ...

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Moses-Ones: The Albanian State Police is one of the best police organizations in Europe

The US has praised the work of the State Police in the fight against terrorism and has promised to help it in this challenge. During a seminar on using technology in terrorist acts , the charge d’affairs of the US Embassy, ​​Leyla Moses-Ones said no country is immune to terrorism. “I want to appreciate the efforts made by the Albanian ...

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Albania, a record of tourists even during the first months of 2019

Albania as a European tourist destination continues to be the favorite tourist attraction of foreign tourists even during 2019. During the first quarter of 2019, 695 thousand foreign visitors visited Albania, a figure that compared to the same period of 2018 has a 2.7% increase. Only in March, Albania was visited by 294,000 foreign tourists, thus 11.8% more than in ...

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Meta received Deputy Speaker of the European Parliament Castaldo

President Ilir Meta received yesterday the Deputy Speaker of the European Parliament and the Euro Deputy of the Movement 5 Stars (Movimento 5 Stelle), Fabio Massimo Castaldo. The Head of State thanked Mr. Castaldo for his commitment to further strengthening the excellent relations between Albania and Italy. Meta also expressed gratitude for the strong support that Italy and the European ...

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Meta: Albanian renowned violinist Olen Cesari bestowed Tirana a magical night

President Ilir Meta was impressed by the concert of the Albanian renowned violinist, Olen Cesari and his band “International Clandestine Orchestra”. Through a Facebook posting, while sharing his impressions Meta writes that Cesar and his band bestowed Tirana a magical night and an extraordinary celebration. Among other things, the Head of State underscored that the great Albanian violinist is an ...

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Albanian vessel ”Butrinti” on rescue mission at the Aegean Sea

The Albanian vessel ‘’Butrinti’’ of the Albanian Naval Forces, that is currently on mission of the Aegean Sea, during the routine patrolling in its operational area, rescued a speed boat  with 50 emigrants,  that were traveling towards the island of Chios. Immediately the Albanian vessel accompanied the boat and notified about the situation the Turkish and Greek Coastal Guard and ...

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Minister of Tourism Blendi Klosi met with the task-force of the coast

The Minister of Tourism and Environment, Blendi Klosi met in Saranda with the task-force of the coast. In the eve of the touristic season, the problems remain the same. The hygiene, the absence of the coast guards and the late night music remain the main problems that seek immediate solution. That is why Minister Klosi addressed these requests towards the ...

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