Sea waters polluted more than normal

TIRANA, Aug. 8 – Besides many attempts to increase tourist resources there have been noted some shortcomings for which authorities should pay a considerable higher attention to resolve. The Institute of Public Health has concluded that sea waters alongside the

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Fires burn small areas around the country

TIRANA, Aug 8 – Fires in many areas in the country have damaged small areas of forest or mountains, authorities have reported. In Saranda on Sunday firefighters managed to block a fire in the olive tree area in Bistrica village.

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More Albanian immigrants come to the country for vacation

DURRES, Aug. 8 – Some 50,000 persons came through the Durres port in a week, mainly Albanian immigrants coming from neighboring Italy, according to local police. There were also other immigrants coming from other western European countries for vacations or

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Human trafficking reduced after new border control system installed

TIRANA, Aug. 6 – A better management of the border crossing points and the installation of the TIMS control system have significantly reduced human traffikcing at the country’s borders, according to police reports. This has tranferred such trafficking to green

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Berisha hails Italy for reducing time of permanent stay for immigrants

TIRANA, Aug. 5 – Albanian government of Prime Minister Sali Berisha welcomed and hailed a decision of the Italian government to reduce the time of permanent stay in that country for immigrants who want to get official documentation and citizenship.

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German and Swiss ambassadors urge investment in Pogradec

POGRADEC, Aug. 4 – German ambassador Hans Peter Annen and Swiss ambassador Erich Pircher pledged their commitment to add investment from their countries into town of Pogradec and Korca as well. During a visit to the town on Friday they

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Albanian abolishes visas for Macedonian citizens

TIRANA, Albania נThe government endorsed a decision Wednesday (9 August) abolishing visa requirements for citizens of neighbouring Macedonia. They will, however, still have to pay an entry fee. The move will take effect after it is promulgated in the State

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Moratorium on Moratorium

TIRANA, Aug. 9 – The Albanian Government decided the exclusion of the government and the president from the moratorium of prohibiting the use of speedboats during the next three years. Certain categories of speedboats will be prohibited. The moratorium was

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Agreement with the Islamic Bank for Development

The government approved an agreement with the Islamic Bank for Development on a 6 million Islamic dinars credit for the rehabilitation of the Buna bridge in Shkodra.

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A new National Agency for Natural Resources

The executive created the National Agency for Natural Resources that will take care of the monitoring of minerals, hydrocarbons and hydro energy resources. It will consult, suggest and collaborate with the proper government institutions for policies in such spheres. It

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