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

21 Nov 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

10 Nov 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

10 Nov 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

25 Oct 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

12 Oct 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

03 Oct 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

03 Aug 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

19 Jul 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

05 Jul 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.

Migrant numbers leap on new Balkan route across Albania

08 Jun 2018

TIRANA Numbers of migrants trying to reach Western Europe via Albania have leapt this year, with people smugglers opening a new Balkan route for those fleeing conflict or poverty in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

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