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Albanian servicewoman Hasanaj killed while dismantling unexploded ordnance in Latvia

A grave incident occurred Monday morning in Latvia where the Albanian Armed Forces are being represented with a military contingent within the NATO “Enhanced Forward Presence “mission. According to the Albanian General Staff Chief, General Brigadier Bardhyl Kollcaku, the servicewoman Zarife Muharrem Hasanaj, of the ammunition destruction contingent was killed and two others Major Klodian Nikolla Tanushi and Sergeant Julian ...

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Parliament Speaker Gramoz Ruçi carries on lobbying with the EU parliaments for opening negotiations with Albania

Parliament Speaker Gramoz Ruçi carries on lobbying with the EU parliaments for opening negotiations with Albania. Invited by Austrian Parliament Speaker Wolfgang Sobotka, Mr. Ruci kicked off an official visit to Vienna on Monday. The first meeting of the Assembly Speaker Gramoz Ruci and the accompanying delegation were held with an extended group of members of the Committee on Foreign ...

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European Commissioner Oettinger support the opening of negotiations Albania-EU

‘’Germany will support Albania without reserves for opening the negotiations with EU’’- declared the European Commissioner Gunther Oettinger. The news is confirmed by Besnik Kelmendi, one of the strong voices of the political force in Germany, CDU. As an official of the Internal Ministry of the land of Rajn and Vestfalia, Kelmendi is active in the inclusion and the integration ...

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Ramadan month

The holy month of Ramadan is the largest annual event of believers of Islamic faith. In this month, according to the Islamic religion, the sacred book of the Qur’an has come down to earth, and in this month in the last 10 days it is the sacred night of Qadr, whose fasting for Muslim believers is equal to one thousand ...

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INSTAT: Cities with the highest employment in agriculture, industry and services

Referring to INSTAT, the district of Tirana has the highest number of employees in the service sector for 2018. 66% are engaged in this sector, thus holding the first place with regard to employment in service sector. The contrary happens with agriculture, where Tirana remains in the last place with regard to the employees in this sector with only 7%. ...

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World Bank spring report: Albania,the greatest economic growth in the region, amounting to 4.2% in 2018

According to World Bank spring 2019 report on the economy in the Western Balkans region, Albania has had the greatest economic growth, amounting to 4.2% in 2018. The World Bank notes that “net exports contributed to an increase of 1.3% of Albania’s GDP, thanks to an increase in export of electricity produced by hydro power plants and a good tourist ...

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Martyrs’ Day, the highest state leaders pay homage at the “Nation’s Martyrs” cemetery

Today is the Martyrs’ Day and the highest state leaders paid homage today at the “Dëshmorët e Kombit” cemetery. Prime Minister Edi Rama and President Ilir Meta laid wreaths at “Mother Albania” monument. President Meta appreciated the sacrifice of many young men and women that laid their lives for freedom highlighting that today is a day of reflection to put ...

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Meta meeting Turkey’s President Erdogan

President Ilir Meta was received in a meeting by his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Meta stated that both have appreciated the excellent relations between the two countries and peoples and the common will to boost them further. ‘The strategic partnership between the two countries is a sound platform, especially in the fight against terrorism and joint efforts for peace. ...

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Tourism upward trend, increased 17% in April

On the verge of the beach season opening, the number of foreign tourists who visited Albania during April increased by 17% compared to the previous year. According to the official figures of the border crossing points in the fourth month of the year over 410 thousand foreign citizens entered Albania, the number almost doubled as compared to the figures of ...

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Soreca: EU and EBRD proud of investing in Albanian tourism

The EU-EBRD tourism project, which will focus on investments in Albanian tourism, is presented. The project envisages an investment of 100 million Euros to develop tourism in our country. EU Ambassador Luigi Soreca said in his speech that the joint EU – EBRD project will be implemented mainly at the local level. Soreca added that the tourism industry empowers Albania ...

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