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Number of charter flights to Albania goes up

Besides the growing number of tourists in Albania, there has also been an increase of charter flights travelling to the country. This is confirmed by the latest report by Civil Aviation for the month of July, according to which, the number of passengers flying by charter was 79.311, 65.80% higher than in 2017. “The number of passengers travelling by charter ...

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Saint Teresa Sanctification Day

  Each 5 September marks the celebration of Saint Teresa Sanctification Day in Albania. Mother Teresa officially became “Saint Teresa of Kolkata” on 5 September 2016. Saint Teresa Sanctification Day is considered a public holiday. It is a highly significant event for the people of Albania, and one that is taken seriously during the celebration. Mother TERESA (Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, ...

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Federica Mogherini : EU to open negotiations with Albania

The High Representative of EU for Foreign Policies, Federica Mogherini, in her last speech held in the European Parliament, stressed out that this will be an intensive year for the preparations towards the opening of negotiations with Albania and Macedonia. In her speech, Mogherini declared that these countries should seize the moment, since it is on the benefit of the ...

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Ruçi to reporters: Great significance attached to the establishment of new justice institutions

Parliament Speaker Gramoz Ruçi held a meeting with reporters one day after Monday’s parliamentary session. In his speech, Ruçi made a briefing of the work of the Assembly during the previous session and focused on the priorities of the new session. “Reform in justice is a great success of the previous parliamentary session. As I said yesterday, our commitment to reform ...

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João Patrocínio, a Portuguese tourist visiting Albania for the first time

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Hahn: Kosovo-Serbia disputes’ settlement should contribute to the sustainability and development of the region

EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn did not rule out the possibility of changing the borders between Kosovo and Serbia. He said that the settlement of disputes between the two countries should contribute to the sustainability and development of the region. “I am in favor of resolving any bilateral conflict and any solution should contribute to a wider stability in the region,” ...

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Parliament of Kosovo to hold an extraordinary session on the talks with Serbia

Parliament of Kosovo is expected to convene on Tuesday in an extraordinary session. This session has been requested by the opposition following the recent debate over the possible territorial exchanges or border corrections between Kosovo and Serbia proposed by president Hashim Thaci. The session is held a few days before the next meeting which will be held between president of ...

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Albania suffering the fastest global aging

The United Nations listed Albania as one of the ten countries that suffered the fastest aging of the population during the period 2000-2011, in the Global Aging Report 2017. The poorly combined factors of emigration and the decline of births together with the indifference to face the consequences will make the transition of the population difficult. Some sectors such as ...

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Touristic season 2018: More than 500 cultural activities held all around Albania

The diversity of the artistic, cultural and sports calendar, with over 500 activities all around the country, brought more entertainment for the tourists and the locals during touristic season 2018. Making an overview of the touristic season, Pm Edi Rama underlined the fact that ‘’ the troupe of Opera never performed outside Tirana, and breaking this tradition enabled the troupe ...

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Historic Museum of Kruja, one of the most visited sites of 2018

Many visitors and tourists, Albanian and foreigners , have chosen the Historic and Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, thus tripling the number of visitors, compared to the same period a year ago. During the period, January- August,  the museum has been visited by 73.598 people , while a year ago this number was only 27.337. The museum was built at the ...

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