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Albanian citizens have significantly increased consumption of beer

In the first 5 months of the year, 1099 tons of tobacco has entered through Albanian Customs for consumption in our country. Import of tobacco has undergone an increase with recording highest figure 242 tons in May, out of 197 tons that were cleared in January. But if we make a comparison over the years, it appears that the first ...

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BoA and WB host Workshop on “Legal Aspects of Governance and Asset Management”

On 15-19 July 2019, the Bank of Albania co-organises with the World Bank Treasury the Workshop on Legal Aspects of Governance and Asset Management. This event brought together representatives from the World Bank Group, the Bank of Albania, central banks from 28 countries and representatives from financial institutions. This workshop focused on dealing with legal issues related with the foreign ...

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Leyen: EC President will support the opening of negotiations for Albania and North Macedonia

Ursula von der Leyen has responded positively to one of the S & D group’s requests for the opening of the negotiations for Albania and Northern Macedonia to join the European Union. According to Telma’s Macedonian television, Von der Leyen said that the European Commission President will support the opening of negotiations for the two Balkan states. At present, the ...

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WB Report: Albanian population expected to shrink until 2050

At least until 2050 the number of Albanians leaving the country will be at much higher levels than those who would choose to live in Albania. A recent World Bank forecast shows that for the period 2017-2022, net emigration (the difference between the fleeing and the returnees) 40,000 Albanians are expected to leave the country. Until 2047, the Bank predicts ...

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Pacolli outlines the priorities of Kosovo’s SEECP Chairmanship

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli, at a news conference, presented Kosovo’s Chairmanship in the South East European Co-operation Process. He made an outline of the three priorities of Kosovo during this presidency, underscoring that he will focus on boosting cooperation among people, on increasing youth mobility in the region and the EU as well as in promoting culture ...

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Ohrid Lake included in UNESCO’s miracles

A list of 29 newest world heritage sites which has become part of UNESCO has been published.Among the global list is Ohrid lake, which just a few days ago was admitted to UNESCO, exactly on July 5th. In Cecilia Rodriguez’s article in the Forbes magazine, Lake Ohrid, divided between Albania and Northern Macedonia, is known for three prehistoric settlements.She particularly ...

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Only Partizani does well in Champions League, Kukes and Teuta KO

Only Partizani managed to secure a positive result in the first leg of the qualifying round for Champions League and Europa League. The two other Albanians teams suffered terrible losses, respectively Teuta lost 3-0 on the away match against VENTSPILS (Latvia) and with the same result, Kukesi lost on the home match against Debreceni (Hungary). As for Partizani, the team ...

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Vasak: Independence and the future of Albanians depends on their wisdom

The Ambassador of France in Tirana Christina Vasak in her speech at the Palace of Brigades spoke, inter alia, about the local elections that took place and about the role of ambassadors in Albanian politics. Focusing on local elections, Vasak quoted French politician Justin Godard, who in his book “Albania in 1921” says that independence and the future of Albanians ...

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About 17 thousand tourists visited Përmet January through June

About 17 thousand tourists have chosen the town of Përmet as their tourist itinerary in the period January to June, located on the left side of the upstream river Vjosa. Known as the city of wise and hospitable people, the city of flowers, folk songs, wine town, but especially unique jams, Përmet has been a great opportunity for tourists who ...

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Albanian national hero Skanderbeg located in Karakurt, Ukraine

The bust of the Albanian national hero, Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg, is located in Karakurt, Ukraine, a village that has been inhabited by Albanians for more than 200 years. The initiative undertaken by a group of Albanians with the support of Albanian Post Telecommunication have accomplished the dream of over 2,500 Albanians living in this country. Coming from different parts of ...

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