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Albanian PM reshuffles cabinet after student protests

Dec 28 2018

TIRANA Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama replaced eight cabinet ministers on Friday amid a wave of student and anti-corruption protests, and urged his year-old government to think harder about how to make its term "one of achievements".

Kosovo hits Serbia, Bosnia with 100 percent customs fees after Interpol snub

Nov 21 2018

TIRANA Kosovo on Wednesday raised customs tariffs on Serbian and Bosnian goods from 10 to 100 percent after Serbia blocked its former province from joining Interpol, the international police organization.

Albania picks group led by India Power for solar plant

Nov 10 2018

Albania's government picked a group led by India Power Corporation Ltd. to build the Adriatic country's first solar power station worth 70 million euros ($79.34 million) with a capacity of 100 MW, the Energy Ministry said on Saturday.

Albania picks group led by India Power for solar plant

Nov 10 2018

Nov 10 Albania's government picked a group led by India Power Corporation Ltd. to build the Adriatic country's first solar power station worth 70 million euros ($79.34 million) with a capacity of 100 MW, the Energy Ministry said on Saturday.

Albania passes law banning sports betting, online gambling

Oct 25 2018

Albania's parliament passed a law on Thursday banning sports betting and other forms of gambling from the start of 2019 in a bid to tackle addiction among gamblers and match fixing in sport competitions, while also protecting household finances.

Albania's graveyard of MiGs to become NATO air base

Oct 12 2018

KUCOVA, Albania Long the graveyard of its once mighty air force, Albania's base at Kucova is set to become a NATO station - to the delight of its former airmen longing to hear the engines roar again.

Albanian central bank keeps rates on hold, sees no change before April

Oct 03 2018

TIRANA, Oct 3 Albania's central bank kept its benchmark interest rate at the historic low of 1 percent on Wednesday and signalled there would be no change before next April.

Albania seeks bids for first solar power plant on Adriatic coast

Aug 03 2018

TIRANA Albania has called for bids to build the Adriatic country's first solar power station, telling investors it would favor whoever committed to ramping up capacity and selling power more cheaply to its distributor, officials told Reuters on Friday.

Croatia helps Albania to tackle waste thrown into Adriatic

Jul 19 2018

DURRES, Albania Croatia, anxious to protect its Adriatic beaches which lure millions of tourists every year, has begun helping nearby Albania to clean up its own territorial waters and improve its ability to respond quickly to oil spills and other hazards.

Albanian actors protest as parliament backs National Theatre demolition

Jul 05 2018

TIRANA Albanian actors and activists rallied on Thursday to demand the government halt a project to demolish the National Theatre in Tirana, but the ruling Socialists pushed the plan through parliament.

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