Tourism: direct flights from Albania to Israel as of 4/13
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Tourism: direct flights from Albania to Israel as of 4/13

As of 13 April this year, there will be direct flights between Tirana and Tel Aviv, twice a week. This was confirmed during the meeting that the Albanian…

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Albania’s EU-harmonised annual inflation slows down in January
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Albania’s EU-harmonised annual inflation slows down in January

Albania’s annual harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) fell to 1.7% in January, from 2.4% in December, the country’s statistical office, INSTAT, said on Friday. The strongest upward…

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A panel discussion with Carl Bildt – Western Balkans’ EU -perspective.
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A panel discussion with Carl Bildt – Western Balkans’ EU -perspective.

Carl Bildt is former Swedish Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs. This week, Bildt visited Albania and Kosovo in his capacity as Co-chair of the Board of…

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New Albanian Legislation Focuses on Boosting FDI, Tourism
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New Albanian Legislation Focuses on Boosting FDI, Tourism

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Albania surpassed 1 billion US dollars in 2017, and country’s prime minister Edi Rama expects further growth in 2018. Thanks to pro-business reforms…

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A new legal clinic in Durrës – Switzerland support
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A new legal clinic in Durrës – Switzerland support

A new legal clinic opened at ‘Aleksander Moisiu’ University in Durrës last Friday with Swiss support. A ‘legal clinic’ is a place where citizens in need can receive…

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First Italy-Albania trade mission kicks off in Tirana
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First Italy-Albania trade mission kicks off in Tirana

The first Italy-Albania trade mission kicked off in Tirana with a total of over 346 participants including 178 companies, 14 industrial associations and three banks. On Monday the…

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Albania’s trade gap widens 31% y/y in Jan
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Albania’s trade gap widens 31% y/y in Jan

Albania’s trade deficit increased by 31% year-on-year in January, reaching 21.3 billion leks ($199 million/160 million euro), the national statistical office, INSTAT, said on Monday. Exports rose 24%…

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The Swedish Foreign Service Medal 2018 goes to…
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The Swedish Foreign Service Medal 2018 goes to…

Linda Gjermani was honored with the Swedish Foreign Service Medal on 9 February 2018. The medal was handed over by ambassador Johan Ndis. She has been working at…

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BMI Research: Albanian economy is performing well
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BMI Research: Albanian economy is performing well

The Albanian economy is performing better than before. This was confirmed by the latest report published by BMI Research, part of the international rating group, FITCH. According to…

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TAP pipes welded along 80% of route in Greece, Albania
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TAP pipes welded along 80% of route in Greece, Albania

Pipes for construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) have been welded along more than 80 percent of the pipeline’s route in Greece and Albania, said a message…

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