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Prices rise slightly in June, compared to a year ago, effected by food, rent and water

Prices of food and other products increased by an average of 1.8% in June, compared to the same month a year ago, INSTAT reported, below the target of 3% of the Bank of Albania. Growth has been affected by food, rent and water, while prices for other categories have declined, or there have been no changes. INSTAT reported that the ...

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Economy expected to lose 1.8 billion euros due to Covid-19, close to EBRD predictions

The Albanian economy is expected to lose about 1.8 billion euros from the pandemic that has gripped the country and the world, as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19 infection. In the 2020 revised budget tables, finances have downgraded the country’s gross domestic product (which measures the value of final goods and services produced by the economy over a ...

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Merkel, before MEPs: Negotiation chapters with Tirana and Skopje to be opened within a year

During the plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who presented the program of activities of the German presidency, defended the prospect of accession to the Western Balkans as one of the priorities of this presidency. “We need to get involved in discussions with North Macedonia and Albania,” she said. “Berlin wants the European Bloc ...

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Ruçi congratulates Turkish Parliament Speaker Şentop on re-election: We will resume excellent parliamentary cooperation soon

The Speaker of the Assembly Gramoz Ruçi sent a congratulatory letter to the President of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Mr. Mustafa Şentop, on the occasion of his re-election. “On the occasion of your re-election to the high office of the President of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, on behalf of the Albanian Parliament and on my own ...

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Cakaj visits Denmark, the two countries emphasize the importance of boosting relations

Albania and Denmark positively assess the bilateral cooperation, while emphasizing the importance of deepening relations between the two countries, especially in the economic field. This is announced in a statement on social networks by the Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Gent Cakaj who met with his Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod. Mr. Cakaj assessed the meeting as excellent. “Denmark ...

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COVID-19 updates

During the last 24 hours, 397 tests were performed, of which 68 were confirmed positive. The geographical distribution of cases is as follows: 24 cases in Tirana, 9 in Kruja, 8 in Kukës, 5 cases in Vlora, Berat, 3 cases in Elbasan, Lezha, Kavaja, 2 cases in Shkodra, Kurbin, Korça and 1 case in Divjake and Lushnje ”, the Ministry ...

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Várhelyi: The rule of law is a priority for Albania, the agreement on the “Election” was an achievement

EU Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi presents in an interview with Deutsche Welle the content of the draft framework for the opening of membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. Várhelyi states that the purpose of the negotiations is for Albania and North Macedonia to adopt the EU Acquis in its entirety, to fully implement it and to strengthen its implementation ...

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The Government to inject 30.16 billion ALL on infrastructure projects

The government has drafted another Normative Act to change the 2020 budget as a result of the situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the report presented in the Normative Act, which has reached the Assembly for review, with the main goal of injecting with funding the priority sectors of the economy, specifically through public investment budget expenditures will ...

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50 anchoring buoys place at Sazan-Karaburun waters

In order to  guarantee the development of the entire maritime tourism business economy, the Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Vlora Municipality Protected Areas Agency for the protection of the Sazan-Karaburun National Park has installed 50 new anchor buoys  in the marine waters. The Minister of Environment, Blendi Klosi said that this is done in the framework of the ...

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Electoral Reform/ The second meeting with PM Rama did not produce any agreement with the opposition

The meeting between Prime Minister Edi Rama and the parliamentary opposition lasted about 60 minutes. The focus has been on the application of open lists in the upcoming parliamentary elections. But the meeting did not produce any agreement. Parliamentary opposition MP Rudin Hajdari said after the meeting that she had strongly insisted on this point. “Rama would do it for ...

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