Albania

Country Albania
Capital Tirana
Continent Europe
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Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, but was conquered by Italy in 1939. Communist partisans took over the country in 1944. Albania allied itself first with the USSR (until 1960), and then with China (to 1978). In the early 1990s, Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven challenging as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, a dilapidated physical infrastructure, powerful organized crime networks, and combative political opponents. Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multiparty elections in 1991, but deficiencies remain. International observers judged elections to be largely free and fair since the restoration of political stability following the collapse of pyramid schemes in 1997; however, there have been claims of electoral fraud in every one of Albania's post-communist elections. In the 2005 general elections, the Democratic Party and its allies won a decisive victory on pledges to reduce crime and corruption, promote economic growth, and decrease the size of government. The election, and particularly the orderly transition of power, was considered an important step forward. Albania joined NATO in April 2009 and is a potential candidate for EU accession. Although Albania's economy continues to grow, the country is still one of the poorest in Europe, hampered by a large informal economy and an inadequate energy and transportation infrastructure.

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Albania Rights Groups Condemn 'Undemocratic' Media Bills - Balkan Insight
  1. Albania Rights Groups Condemn 'Undemocratic' Media Bills  Balkan Insight
  2. Albania: New cabinet members sworn in, Rama's nomination still pending  Independent Balkan News Agency
  3. Albanian PM plays for 'likes' with social media savvy  Malay Mail
  4. Albanian President Approves PM Rama's Nomination as Minister of Foreign Affairs  Exit - Explain Albania
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Albania's Post-Communist Rebirth Gets a Jewish Twist - Tablet MagazineAlbania's Post-Communist Rebirth Gets a Jewish Twist  Tablet Magazine

On a windy mountaintop citadel in Berat, Albania, in a church lit only by incense lamps and their dim reflections off the peeling gold-painted icons, I met Simon ...



Albania Riviera: Mediterranean coast at cut-cost prices - New Zealand HeraldAlbania Riviera: Mediterranean coast at cut-cost prices  New Zealand Herald

As the crow flies - and Google Maps authoritatively confirmed - the coast was just a matter of miles away. An easy drive and we'd be lolling in the Mediterranean.



Albanian mafia: the dangerous myth that distorts our view of the global drugs trade - The Conversation - UKAlbanian mafia: the dangerous myth that distorts our view of the global drugs trade  The Conversation - UK

Over the last few months, if not years, the UK media has reported claims by law enforcement authorities of an upsurge of serious, complex criminality conducted ...



Four Paws to rescue two of 'Saddest Bears' in Albania | The Mercury - Independent OnlineFour Paws to rescue two of 'Saddest Bears' in Albania | The Mercury  Independent Online

International animal welfare organisation Four Paws will take custody of two bears from Albania in urgent need of a new home.



Mass student protests bring down Albania's science minister - Nature.comMass student protests bring down Albania's science minister  Nature.com

The government has bowed to pressure to fix the country's research and higher education — but stopped short of repealing a controversial law.



Turkey builds biggest mosque of Balkans in Albania - Yeni Safak EnglishTurkey builds biggest mosque of Balkans in Albania  Yeni Safak English

A Turkish charity group is building the biggest mosque of the Balkans in the Albanian capital Tirana, according to a statement on Friday. In a written statement, ...



Hahn visiting Kosovo and Albania - European Western BalkansHahn visiting Kosovo and Albania  European Western Balkans

BRUSSELS – Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn is visiting Kosovo and Albania on Thursday ...



OTE on track to sell up in Albania and Romania - Developing TelecomsOTE on track to sell up in Albania and Romania  Developing Telecoms

Hot on the heels of reaching a deal to sell its Albanian operations, OTE Group is reportedly now discussing a sale of its majority stake in Telekom Romania to a ...



Support to the new scheme for the evaluation of judges in Albania - Council of EuropeSupport to the new scheme for the evaluation of judges in Albania  Council of Europe

From 14 to 15 January 2019, CEPEJ international expert Anne Sanders led a seminar and several meetings in Tirana to present and discuss the CEPEJ report ...



Albania, Netherlands to further deepen cooperation in EU integration reforms - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAlbania, Netherlands to further deepen cooperation in EU integration reforms - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TIRANA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Albanian Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati and his visiting Dutch counterpart, Stef Blok, met here Thursday to ...



OTE sells Albanian firm for 50 mln euros | Business - www.ekathimerini.comOTE sells Albanian firm for 50 mln euros | Business  www.ekathimerini.com

Deutsche Telekom-owned OTE on Wednesday announced the sale of its entire stake in Albanian subsidiary Telekom Albania to Bulgarian company Albania ...



Accused Albanian drug lord surrenders to police - ReutersAccused Albanian drug lord surrenders to police  Reuters

TIRANA (Reuters) - One of Albania's most wanted drug traffickers surrendered to police on Tuesday after almost three years on the run on charges of smuggling ...



Bunkers To Business: How Abandoned Communist Bunkers Are Being Repurposed In Albania - ForbesBunkers To Business: How Abandoned Communist Bunkers Are Being Repurposed In Albania  Forbes

Albania's communist leader Enver Hoxha forced his country to build tens of thousands of bunkers. After the regime's collapse, many were abandoned, ...



Albania's EU-harmonised annual inflation quickens in Dec - SeeNewsAlbania's EU-harmonised annual inflation quickens in Dec  SeeNews

TIRANA (Albania), January 18 (SeeNews) – Albania's annual harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) increased by 1.8% in December, following a.



'Winning only misery': Albania to quit gambling in the new year - The Straits Times'Winning only misery': Albania to quit gambling in the new year  The Straits Times

TIRANA (AFP) - From fuelling domestic violence and poverty to lining the pockets of criminals, Albania's love of gambling has spawned a scourge of social ills in ...



4 media organizations ask Albania to drop online media laws - WSFA4 media organizations ask Albania to drop online media laws  WSFA

Four international media organizations have called on the Albanian government to drop two draft laws on state regulation and compulsory registration of online ...



Albania expels Iran envoy in 'terrorist' row - BBC NewsAlbania expels Iran envoy in 'terrorist' row  BBC News

Iran's ambassador to Tirana and another diplomat have been thrown out of Albania for "threatening the security of the country," officials say. Precise reasons for ...



Albania's anti-trust body clears sale of Tirana Bank to Balfin, Macedonia's Komercijalna Banka - SeeNewsAlbania's anti-trust body clears sale of Tirana Bank to Balfin, Macedonia's Komercijalna Banka  SeeNews

TIRANA (Albania), January 18 (SeeNews) – Albania's competition authority said on Friday it has approved the sale of the 98.83% stake in Tirana Bank held by ...



Rama Declares Himself Albania's Temporary Foreign Minister - Balkan InsightRama Declares Himself Albania's Temporary Foreign Minister  Balkan Insight

Following a dispute with President Ilir Meta over the new Foreign Minister, Prime Minister Edi Rama on Monday said he would temporarily take over the job ...



Albania awards 35-year concession for Kukes airport to Dutch-Albanian tie-up - bne IntelliNewsAlbania awards 35-year concession for Kukes airport to Dutch-Albanian tie-up  bne IntelliNews

The Albanian Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has awarded a concession to a consortium of Dutch company NACO and local firms Global Technical ...



What's Driving the Student Protests Paralyzing Albania's Universities? - World Politics ReviewWhat's Driving the Student Protests Paralyzing Albania's Universities?  World Politics Review

Editor's Note: This article is part of an ongoing series about education policy in various countries around the world. Beginning in early December, student ...



Statkraft plans its first floating solar plant in Albania - pv magazine InternationalStatkraft plans its first floating solar plant in Albania  pv magazine International

Norway's state-owned hydropower and wind company intends to deploy a 2 MW floating installation at its 72 MW hydropower plant in Albania's Elbasan district.



TAP requests natural gas transmission license from Albania - AzerNewsTAP requests natural gas transmission license from Albania  AzerNews

TAP AG, the consortium engaged in construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which envisages transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, has ...



Albania's Rama Slams “Garbage” Voice of America After Exposé - Balkan InsightAlbania's Rama Slams “Garbage” Voice of America After Exposé  Balkan Insight

Edi Rama hits out at Voice of America after an investigation into alleged political hiring in the prison system, unbowed by criticism of his treatment of the media.



Albania's Leaders Lock Horns Over New Foreign Minister - Balkan InsightAlbania's Leaders Lock Horns Over New Foreign Minister  Balkan Insight

Albania's Prime Minister, Edi Rama, has condemned President Ilir Meta's refusal to decree his choice for a new foreign minister, which is expected to create a ...



Albania PM pelted with eggs in parliament | WATCH - India TodayAlbania PM pelted with eggs in parliament | WATCH  India Today

An Alabanian MP put eggstra effort to protest when he hurled eggs at Albanian PM. The Albanian MP hurled eggs at Prime Minister Edi Rama in parliament on ...



Albania's Student Protesters Hail 'Victory Over Fear' - Balkan InsightAlbania's Student Protesters Hail 'Victory Over Fear'  Balkan Insight

The protest movement in Albania has not achieved all its goals – but those taking part say it has revived their belief in their ability to bring about real change.



EBRD seeks consultant to strengthen institutional capacities at Albania's competition authority - SeeNewsEBRD seeks consultant to strengthen institutional capacities at Albania's competition authority  SeeNews

TIRANA (Albania), January 18 (SeeNews) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said it is seeking a consultant to provide the A.



Albanian PM decreed by president as Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAlbanian PM decreed by president as Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TIRANA, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Albanian President Ilir Meta has decided to dismiss Ditmir Bushati as Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs and appoint Prime ...



Earth quake rattles Albania, 5 homes damaged, no injuries - Fox NewsEarth quake rattles Albania, 5 homes damaged, no injuries  Fox News

Albanian authorities say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has struck off the country's southwestern coast, causing material damage but no ...



Tirana city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Albania’s capital - The IndependentTirana city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Albania’s capital  The Independent

Albania is coming in from the cold. After decades of isolation, Europe's last undiscovered country is set on modernising and attracting visitors. Its capital, Tirana ...



Laughter unplugged on the road in Albania - The AustralianLaughter unplugged on the road in Albania  The Australian

My arm was developing pins and needles and a dull pain. It was twisted behind me holding my backpack, which stood in the open space behind my seat.



Netanyahu canceled Albania visit due to possible plot to target him – reports - The Times of IsraelNetanyahu canceled Albania visit due to possible plot to target him – reports  The Times of Israel

PM, Trump praise Tirana for expelling Iranian diplomats, reportedly over plan to attack Israeli national soccer team; Tehran fumes.



Turks Fleeing a Crackdown Find Haven in Albania - Balkan InsightTurks Fleeing a Crackdown Find Haven in Albania  Balkan Insight

Dozens of Turks at risk at home from their affiliation with the man accused of mounting a failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have found haven ...



OTE sells Telekom Albania stake to Bulgarian investor - Emerging EuropeOTE sells Telekom Albania stake to Bulgarian investor  Emerging Europe

Greek telecommunications giant OTE has agreed to sell its stake in Telekom Albania to the Bulgarian company Albania Telecom Invest for 50 million euros.



Albanian navy extends help for EU's maritime border mission | FOX13 - FOX13 MemphisAlbanian navy extends help for EU's maritime border mission | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

TIRANA, Albania (AP) - Albania's Defense Ministry has extended for a year its navy's participation in the search-and-rescue operations of European Union ...



Mitsotakis urges Tirana to respect ethnic Greeks in Albania | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comMitsotakis urges Tirana to respect ethnic Greeks in Albania | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday urged the government in Tirana to respect the rights of the Greek minority in Albania, reminding the Balkan ...



New Years Resolution: Albania to Quit Betting from Jan 1, After Gambling Addiction Ravages Country - News18New Years Resolution: Albania to Quit Betting from Jan 1, After Gambling Addiction Ravages Country  News18

The government says rehabilitation centres will be opened to help gamblers who will be forced to quit cold turkey.



Albania's 'Made in Egypt' Cigarettes Flood North Africa - Balkan InsightAlbania's 'Made in Egypt' Cigarettes Flood North Africa  Balkan Insight

A factory in Albania is churning out millions of allegedly 'counterfeit' cigarettes a year, despite a criminal investigation prompted by British customs intelligence.



Company Accused of Defrauding Maltese Taxpayers Claims to be setting up in Albania and Kosovo - Exit - Explain AlbaniaCompany Accused of Defrauding Maltese Taxpayers Claims to be setting up in Albania and Kosovo  Exit - Explain Albania

According to its website, Vitals Global Healthcare (VGH) is a “healthcare company based in Malta' that manages public-private partnerships and is controlled by ...



Escalation of students' protests in Albania / Albania / Areas / Homepage - Osservatorio Balcani e CaucasoEscalation of students' protests in Albania / Albania / Areas / Homepage  Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

In front of the refusal by the Albanian government to abolish the law on higher education, after two weeks of peaceful demonstrations, students have opted for an ...



Albania's government fulfills demands of boycotting students - WSFAAlbania's government fulfills demands of boycotting students  WSFA

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's government says it has fulfilled the demands of public university students, who boycotted classes for more than two weeks ...



The “Albanian mafia” are not really a mafia - The EconomistThe “Albanian mafia” are not really a mafia  The Economist

JOHN MACRIS was leaving his house in the seaside Athenian suburb of Voula on October 31st last year when a man ran towards his car firing a handgun.



"Albania on good path towards establishment of independent judicial system" - European Western Balkans"Albania on good path towards establishment of independent judicial system"  European Western Balkans

TIRANA – “After months of building the foundations and preparing the ground, in the past few weeks, there have been several important achievements in the ...



Albania PM Axes Seven Ministers After Protests - Balkan InsightAlbania PM Axes Seven Ministers After Protests  Balkan Insight

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has sacked half his cabinet in response to the massive student protests that have exposed the scale of popular discontent ...



Hawai'i Health Researchers Find Important Lessons in Albania - Big Island NowHawai'i Health Researchers Find Important Lessons in Albania  Big Island Now

“How are you?” is “Si je?” in Albania. Public health researchers at the University of Hawai?i at Manoa asked exactly that question of an innovative new health ...



Saudi Arabia praises Albania's expulsion of Iranian diplomats - The NationalSaudi Arabia praises Albania's expulsion of Iranian diplomats  The National

Saudi Arabia has commended Albania's decision to expel two Iranian diplomats from the country due to their alleged “involvement in terrorist activities”.



OUTLOOK 2019 Albania - bne IntelliNewsOUTLOOK 2019 Albania  bne IntelliNews

Politics 2019 is a crucial year for Albania in terms of EU integration. Albania is expected to keep posting strong economic growth in 2019 ...



Charming Christmas customs abound in Albania - Times of MaltaCharming Christmas customs abound in Albania  Times of Malta

Christmas in Albania, called Krishtlindjet, is so different from that in Malta. This is so, primarily, because Albania has a large Muslim population. Only 30 per cent ...



Albania starts 2019 with reshuffled cabinet as Rama looks ahead to next mandate - bne IntelliNewsAlbania starts 2019 with reshuffled cabinet as Rama looks ahead to next mandate  bne IntelliNews

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has replaced eight of the 14 members of the cabinet in an unexpected government reshuffle amid mass student protests.



Developing a Prison Action Plan for Albania - Support to the prison reform and fight against radicalisation in prisons in Albania - Council of EuropeDeveloping a Prison Action Plan for Albania - Support to the prison reform and fight against radicalisation in prisons in Albania  Council of Europe

The Council of Europe is assisting the Albanian prison system in devising a 4-year Action Plan on development of the penitentiary system. The Plan will provide ...



Kosovo - Serbia tensions rise again over Albanian border issue - Emerging EuropeKosovo - Serbia tensions rise again over Albanian border issue  Emerging Europe

A Serbian MP has accused Albania of looking to annex its territory, the latest statement in a war of words ahead of a loosening of border restrictions between ...



Albanian investors seek building permits for 2 HPPs of up to 2MW - Renewables NowAlbanian investors seek building permits for 2 HPPs of up to 2MW  Renewables Now

TIRANA (Albania), December 28 (SeeNews) – Albania's energy ministry said it has received two applications for building permits for small hydro po.



More rape charges against Albanian national | News - www.ekathimerini.comMore rape charges against Albanian national | News  www.ekathimerini.com

A 20-year-old Albanian national jailed on charges of raping and murdering 21-year-old student Eleni Topaloudi on the southeastern Aegean island of Rhodes in ...



Tackling infrastructure gaps to lift Albania's economy - bne IntelliNewsTackling infrastructure gaps to lift Albania's economy  bne IntelliNews

Albania has a pressing need to invest into infrastructure across the board, from transport to energy to municipal infrastructure. Tackling this will put the country on ...



Albania picks Jonida Maliqi and presents the first song of 2019 - Eurovision.tvAlbania picks Jonida Maliqi and presents the first song of 2019  Eurovision.tv

Albania is the first to announce both artist and song for Eurovision 2019 with Jonida Maliqi's Ktheju tokës winning the Festivali i Këngës.



Separated by war, twins Miss Kosovo, Miss Albania find time together in Miss Intercontinental pageant in PHL - GMA NewsSeparated by war, twins Miss Kosovo, Miss Albania find time together in Miss Intercontinental pageant in PHL  GMA News

Miss Albania Arvanita Peci and Miss Kosovo Arjanita Peci are identical twins who got separated when they were just infants due to the war that terrorized the ...



Albania to ban gambling in 2019 - The PunchAlbania to ban gambling in 2019  The Punch

From fuelling domestic violence and poverty to lining the pockets of criminals, Albania's love of gambling has spawned a scourge of social ills in one of Europe's ...



Albanian President Meta refuses to appoint Gent Cakaj as Foreign Minister - European Western BalkansAlbanian President Meta refuses to appoint Gent Cakaj as Foreign Minister  European Western Balkans

TIRANA – President of Albania Ilir Meta refused to appoint Gent Cakaj as the new Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs in the Government of Edi Rama.



Man purchased three fake documents from Albania for €1200 - Malta Independent OnlineMan purchased three fake documents from Albania for €1200  Malta Independent Online

An Albanian man was arraigned in Court after being caught travelling with false document. The man intended to travel to Manchester when he was caught in ...



Ava Max: My parents left Albania in 1990 and lived in a church in Paris for a whole year - Belfast TelegraphAva Max: My parents left Albania in 1990 and lived in a church in Paris for a whole year  Belfast Telegraph

Ava Max is buzzing. She's bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and raring to go at the start of what many critics are already predicting will be a stellar pop career.



Bulgaria-based Vivacom buys Telekom Albania - reports - B92Bulgaria-based Vivacom buys Telekom Albania - reports  B92

The agency said this on Monday citing Albanian Top Channel broadcaster. "Deutsche Telekom, the owner of Telekom Albania, is in the final stage of the ...



Albanian PM Rama promises fluid borders between Albania and Kosovo - Independent Balkan News AgencyAlbanian PM Rama promises fluid borders between Albania and Kosovo  Independent Balkan News Agency

By spring the border between Albania and Kosovo will be fluid like the one between France and GermanyT.



Albania is one of Europe's top citrus and medicinal plant producers - FreshPlaza.comAlbania is one of Europe's top citrus and medicinal plant producers  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza is the number one portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.



Albanian becomes the second official language in Macedonia - European Western BalkansAlbanian becomes the second official language in Macedonia  European Western Balkans

SKOPJE – Last night, the Speaker of the Macedonian Parliament Talat Xhaferri revealed on his Facebook profile that he has sent the Law on use of languages ...



Communist Concentration Camps of the Past Haunt Today’s Albania - The Epoch TimesCommunist Concentration Camps of the Past Haunt Today’s Albania  The Epoch Times

TEPELENA, Albania—Simon Mirakaj was 4 years old in 1949 when, together with his mother and two siblings, he was transferred to an internment camp a few ...



Snowfall and frost grip Albania - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSnowfall and frost grip Albania - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TIRANA, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Heavy snowfall that hit parts of Albania Tuesday night caused disruptions in many of the country's roads and isolated some ...



Man trying to smuggle four Albanian men into Wales tells police they're hitchhikers - Wales OnlineMan trying to smuggle four Albanian men into Wales tells police they're hitchhikers  Wales Online

The four passengers were trying to enter the UK illegally.



National carriers in re-making: Croatia, Slovenia & big backers - AeroTime News HubNational carriers in re-making: Croatia, Slovenia & big backers  AeroTime News Hub

When it comes to the aviation sector in southeastern Europe, it seems that national carriers have as much a tumultuous history as that of their region. There is the ...



Albanian picked up by ICE in South County; different identity, sex assault charge might have spurred arrest by feds - Berkshire EagleAlbanian picked up by ICE in South County; different identity, sex assault charge might have spurred arrest by feds  Berkshire Eagle

GREAT BARRINGTON — Federal immigration agents arrested a man early Tuesday on Main Street, leaving the community beset with questions as to why the ...



Shepparton Albanian Harvest Festival is back this March! class= next-head - Triple MShepparton Albanian Harvest Festival is back this March! class= next-head  Triple M

The annual Shepparton Albanian Harvest Festival is back, showcasing the very best of Albanian culture with traditional music, dancing and cuisine! Post.



Serbia fears the lifting of borders between Albania and Kosovo - Independent Balkan News AgencySerbia fears the lifting of borders between Albania and Kosovo  Independent Balkan News Agency

In the last joint government meeting that Albania and Kosovo had the two cabinets discussed several agreeme.



EBRD reports hydro operator KESH of Albania adopts climate risk management plan - HydroWorldEBRD reports hydro operator KESH of Albania adopts climate risk management plan  HydroWorld

According to news from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Albania's state-owned hydropower operator Korporata Elektroenergjitike ...



Albania's Magna Energy seeks permit to build small HPP near Gjirokastra - Renewables NowAlbania's Magna Energy seeks permit to build small HPP near Gjirokastra  Renewables Now

TIRANA (Albania), December 20 (SeeNews) – Albanian company Magna Energy has applied for a building permit for the construction of a small hydro power.



Socialist Party Amendment that Saved Criminals from Extradition - Exit - Explain AlbaniaSocialist Party Amendment that Saved Criminals from Extradition  Exit - Explain Albania

The Socialist Party (PS) majority amended the Albanian criminal procedure code prohibiting extraditions only recently. Alleged drug lord Klement Balili will not ...



Turkish medics replace Albanian woman's lost thumb using a new method - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkish medics replace Albanian woman's lost thumb using a new method  Hurriyet Daily News

An Albanian policewoman who lost her thumb has recovered through a new treatment method developed by Turkish doctors.



Private sector credit 35.3 pct of Albania's GDP in Q3 2018: central bank - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaPrivate sector credit 35.3 pct of Albania's GDP in Q3 2018: central bank - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TIRANA, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- At the end of the third quarter of 2018, the ratio of private sector credit to Albania's gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated at ...



Tax Alert - 04 / 18 - Tax - Albania - Mondaq News AlertsTax Alert - 04 / 18 - Tax - Albania  Mondaq News Alerts

Upon decision dated 26 December 2018, the Council of Ministers decided to increase the minimum national wage to Leke 26000 ... Albania Tax Boga ...



Albania's KESH adopts climate risk management plan - EBRD - Renewables NowAlbania's KESH adopts climate risk management plan - EBRD  Renewables Now

TIRANA (Albania), December 20 (SeeNews) – Albania's state-owned power corporation KESH has adopted its first climate risk management plan as part of the ...



Albanian PM: Opening of border with Kosovo is just beginning - B92Albanian PM: Opening of border with Kosovo is just beginning  B92

He added that "the same procedure is planned when it comes to Montenegro, Macedonia, and Greece." "I believe that the border between Albania and Kosovo ...



This Albanian came to UK to study - but was instead 'forced' to run an industrial-scale drug farm - Gazette LiveThis Albanian came to UK to study - but was instead 'forced' to run an industrial-scale drug farm  Gazette Live

Police officers found 800 cannabis plants in a house in Redcar :: Armelind Rexha says he was forced to tend the illegal crop.



Albanian air forces evacuate 15 people blocked by the snow - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAlbanian air forces evacuate 15 people blocked by the snow - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TIRANA, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Albanian Air Forces on Sunday evacuated 15 people by helicopter from snow-blocked villages in the region of Shkoder in northwest ...



Albania-Kosovo Highway Administrator Sentenced to Six Years in Jail by Italian Court - Exit - Explain AlbaniaAlbania-Kosovo Highway Administrator Sentenced to Six Years in Jail by Italian Court  Exit - Explain Albania

Nicola Spadavecchia, the administrator of Albanian Highway Concession shpk, was sentenced to six years in jail by the Court of Avelino, Italy. On January 11 ...



SOCAR considering various forms of participation in Albania's gasification - AzerNewsSOCAR considering various forms of participation in Albania's gasification  AzerNews

Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR is considering various forms of participation in Albania's gasification, head of SOCAR Balkan Murad Heydarov told ...



Massive Plagiarism Scandal Hits Albanian Officials without - Exit - Explain AlbaniaMassive Plagiarism Scandal Hits Albanian Officials without  Exit - Explain Albania

For more than two months, Taulant Muka, a young epidemiologist educated in the Netherlands, has waged a crusade against the "fake" PhDs held by many ...



The Albanian who tried to smuggle illegal immigrants by pretending they were hitch hikers - Daily PostThe Albanian who tried to smuggle illegal immigrants by pretending they were hitch hikers  Daily Post

Dhurim Bucur had quite the record in dealing in stolen or forged documents.



Serbia Jails Albanians for KLA Graffiti in Snow - Balkan InsightSerbia Jails Albanians for KLA Graffiti in Snow  Balkan Insight

Serbia has drawn criticism for sentencing three Albanians who wrote the Kosovo Liberation Army's initials on snow-covered cars to 55 days in prison.



DISCOVER: Jonida Maliqi Will Represent Albania At The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 After Winning Festivali i Këngës 57 with "Ktheju tokës" - CelebMixDISCOVER: Jonida Maliqi Will Represent Albania At The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 After Winning Festivali i Këngës 57 with "Ktheju tokës"  CelebMix

We have another Eurovision 2019 act announced before the new year kicks in; and, we have our first song reveal too! Albania always hosts Festivali i Këngës, ...



Albanian convict fatally knifed in high-security Korydallos Prison | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comAlbanian convict fatally knifed in high-security Korydallos Prison | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

The Albanian convict Arber Bako is believed to have been fatally knifed in Attica's high-security Korydallos Prison, reports said on Monday.



"We must accept that Greater Albania will be created" - B92"We must accept that Greater Albania will be created"  B92

Drecun also pointed out that this will be done "in one form or the other" and that this is being done in order to create a counterpoint to Serbia - a territory that ...



More than 40,000 Albanians ready to leave Kosovo - report - B92More than 40,000 Albanians ready to leave Kosovo - report  B92

Albanian language website indeksonline.net is reporting this. According to the website, almost 40,000 people are currently waiting for the German embassy to ...



OTE set for Romania exit - Mobile World LiveOTE set for Romania exit  Mobile World Live

OTE Group reportedly entered talks to sell its controlling stake in Telekom Romania to investors led by Bulgarian businessman Spas Roussev, days after the ...



Explainer: New Hague Tribunal Looks To Avoid Mistakes Of Past Kosovar Prosecutions - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyExplainer: New Hague Tribunal Looks To Avoid Mistakes Of Past Kosovar Prosecutions  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Kosovo court begins interviews as it looks to prosecute suspected crimes, including human organ trafficking.



Albanian teenager in court over Selkirk cannabis farm worth almost £500,000 - The Southern ReporterAlbanian teenager in court over Selkirk cannabis farm worth almost £500,000  The Southern Reporter

A teenager has appeared in private at Selkirk Sheriff Court in connection with the discovery of a cannabis farm in the town said to be worth almost £500000.



Balkan-style tightrope walk | Comment - www.ekathimerini.comBalkan-style tightrope walk | Comment  www.ekathimerini.com

The name deal signed between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in June stipulates that Athens will launch the process to ...



The drug dealers who 'own' rundown estate - ExpressThe drug dealers who 'own' rundown estate  Express

MORE than 200 Albanians are being arrested every month as criminals from the tiny Balkan state are making a reputation for being at the centre of drug-related ...



Former Old Albanian Reuben Bird-Tulloch makes switch from Saracens to Northampton Saints - Herts AdvertiserFormer Old Albanian Reuben Bird-Tulloch makes switch from Saracens to Northampton Saints  Herts Advertiser

A former Old Albanian has put pen to paper with Northampton Saints.



Albanian man headed to federal prison for moving large amounts of club drugs into Cleveland - cleveland.comAlbanian man headed to federal prison for moving large amounts of club drugs into Cleveland  cleveland.com

A man who worked as part of a drug ring that involved a part-time Linndale police officer and her sister was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison.



The Albanian student struggle has reached historic dimensions - International ViewpointThe Albanian student struggle has reached historic dimensions  International Viewpoint

Tuesday, December, 4 was a normal day in Albania. The news went out that the students of the Faculty of Architecture were boycotting school. The reason was a ...