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TAP stretches the first pipelines in Albanian waters

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) successfully implemented the laying of the first underwater pipeline to the shore that extends to Albania. Saipem, the TAP contractor responsible for engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the marine section, is using the Castoro 10 ship for this process. Tubes were welded on the ship board, which was 1.4 km from the sea shore. ...

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National Ethnographic Museum of Berat

The excellent ethnographic museum of the famed town of Berat reveals wonderful details about the lifestyle and daily traditions of its residents. The National Ethnographic Museum of Berat, situated within a striking, typical 18th century two-story Berat residence, is a pleasant immersion into the lifestyle traditions of this fascinating town. The museum’s pavilions are nicely organized within the two stories of the former ...

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WB: Foreign and fiscal imbalances improved, job growth boosted the workforce, and public debt declined

Albania has had an economic growth of over 4 percent in 2018 and the economic outlook for the period 2019-2020 is stable. Confirmation for the success of the Albanian economy comes from the World Bank in the Regional Economic Report for the Western Balkans. According to the World Bank, economic growth reached to 4.2% in 2018, from 3.8 in 2017. ...

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Quadruple expansion of exports in fishing sector increases employment

The quadruple expansion of exports in fishing sector in five years has also increased employment in this sector. Official figures from the Ministry of Agriculture show that the number of employees in the fishing industry went from 2,200 people in 2013 to about 8,200 people in 2018. Growth has been significant, especially in recent years, where fish processing factories have been under increase. The ...

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Head of International Monitoring Mission visits Albania

Prime Minister Edi Rama held today a meeting with the Head of the International Monitoring Mission (IOM) in Albania, Genoveva Ruiz Calavera. The focus of this meeting was the discussion on the progress of Justice Reform and other key priorities, taking into account the report of the European Commission. Present at this meeting was the EU Ambassador to Albania, Luigi ...

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French Foreign Minister Le Drian: France appreciates the reforms undertaken by Albania

Acting Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Gent Cakaj held a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian during the NATO Foreign Ministers’ Ministerial. During this meeting, Acting Minister Cakaj informed Minister Le Drian on the progress of the reforms as regards the five key priorities set by EU and the Albanians’expectations for receiving a positive recommendation from ...

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Antoneta Papapavli, the story of an actress.

In the Albanian history of cinematography and theater, the name of Antoneta Papapavli will be remembered for the prominent characters, full of temperament, which today are an important part of art history in the country. Born on February 17, 1938 in Përmet, she graduated her studies at drama branch and soon after her studies she was appointed actress at the ...

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Justice System is set in motion to re-establish Constitutional Court

The Justice System is set in motion to set up the Constitutional Court. One year after the members are dismissed, the first phase of reviewing candidates who have applied for Constitutional Court judges kicks off. The Council of Appointments in Justice has announced a meeting to approve the rapporteurs who will check the candidates for judges. This is a significant ...

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Regional Roaming Agreement signed in Belgrade

Representatives of Western Balkan countries signed today the Roaming Regional Agreement at the Belgrade Digitalization Summit. The news was announced by the Regional Cooperation Council secretary, Majlinda Bregu. The aim of this agreement, which is considered to be a very important one for the region, is to facilitate trade, promote economic cooperation and remove tariffs. “This is the first positive ...

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Chairwoman of U.S Congress Pelosi: We support Albanian’s EU integration

In framework of the bilateral meetings organized at the American Congress on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of creation of NATO, the acting minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj, held a meeting with the Chairwoman of the US Congress, Nancy Pelosi. During this meeting, both interlocutors shared mutual stances regarding the strengthening of the EURO-Atlantic bond and ...

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