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Benet Koleka

Albania needs 1.08 billion euros to recover from quake: study

05 Feb 2020

TIRANA Albania will need 1.08 billion euros ($1.19 billion) to rebuild dwellings for some 17,000 people made homeless by an earthquake, and also help tourism, agriculture and business recover, a study by Albania and international agencies said on Wednesday.

Four Balkan states flesh out deal for free movement of labour

21 Dec 2019

TIRANA Western Balkan leaders met on Saturday to advance EU-supported plans for free movement of people and goods in their region to boost trade and investment.

Italy's Eni signs Albanian crude deal for Dumre Block

20 Dec 2019

TIRANA Italy's Eni has signed an exploration and output-sharing deal with 100% equity interest with Albania on Friday for the Dumre block in the center of the Balkan state.

Italy's Eni signs Albanian crude deal for Dumre Block

20 Dec 2019

TIRANA, Dec 20 Italy's Eni has signed an exploration and output-sharing deal with 100% equity interest with Albania on Friday for the Dumre block in the centre of the Balkan state.

Albania calls for offers to build southern airport

19 Dec 2019

TIRANA, Dec 19 Albania's government invited foreign firms on Thursday to submit by March 12 offers to build and operate for 35 years an airport near the southern town of Vlore after it failed to reach a deal with a group of Turkish companies.

Albania passes anti-slander law despite media protest calling it censorship

18 Dec 2019

TIRANA Albania's parliament on Wednesday passed an anti-defamation package criticised by journalists and the Council of Europe as an attempt to muzzle the media while the government countered it was merely regulating "a jungle of misinformation and hate."

Albania seeks arrests for quake deaths in collapsed buildings

14 Dec 2019

TIRANA Albanian prosecutors have issued a series of arrest warrants on charges including murder and abuse of office over the deaths of 51 people killed when a 6.4-magnitude earthquake toppled dozens of buildings last month, police said on Saturday.

Albania elects prosecutor general as part of judicial reforms

05 Dec 2019

TIRANA Albania's parliament elected Olsian Çela as prosecutor general on Thursday as part of judicial reforms sought by the West that are intended to kick out corrupt judges.

Albania says rebuilding after quake won't hit other spending priorities

03 Dec 2019

TIRANA Building homes for people displaced by Albania's worst earthquake in decades will not squeeze state spending on other priorities, the prime minister said on Tuesday, as the army blew up an unsafe six-storey building damaged by the disaster.

Residents of quake-hit Albanian city fearful of returning to unsafe homes

03 Dec 2019

(This December 2 story corrects spelling of Albanian in the headline.)

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