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Albania launches online billing to fight tax evasion

31 Jul 2019

TIRANA Albania will roll out an online invoicing system in January to stop businesses evading taxes, raise revenue and bring the tax system into line with practices in the European Union which it wants to join, officials said on Wednesday.

On Albania border patrol, EU's Frontex helps tackle migrant flow

24 Jul 2019

TRESTENIK, Albania Patrolling dirt paths on sun-baked hills bordering Greece, a European police team is helping Albania intercept more of the migrants trying to reach European Union states to the north.

Bankers Petroleum says Albanian output up 18 pct in H1 2019

19 Jul 2019

TIRANA, July 19 Bankers Petroleum Ltd. produced almost a fifth more crude oil from Albania's Patos Marinza oil field in the first half of 2019 than in the same period last year, despite what the Chinese-owned company called a "challenging" period.

Albanian mayoral vote boycotted by opposition unfolds peacefully

30 Jun 2019

TIRANA Voting in Albanian mayoral elections boycotted by opposition parties went off calmly amid low turnout on Sunday after Western countries warned against violence, although some abstainers taunted voters with songs and slogans from the communist past.

Albanians vote in mayoral polls boycotted by opposition

30 Jun 2019

TIRANA Voting in Albanian mayoral elections that opposition parties are boycotting began calmly on Sunday after Western countries warned against violence, although some abstainers mocked those who were casting a vote with songs from the country's communist past.

West calls on Albanians to avoid violence in disputed election

28 Jun 2019

TIRANA European bodies and the United States called on Albanian parties on Friday to avoid violence during mayoral elections, due to be held across the country on Sunday despite being declared illegal by the president and boycotted by the opposition.

Albanian opposition supporters scuffle with police before elections

19 Jun 2019

TIRANA Albanian opposition supporters scuffled with police outside vote-counting centres on Wednesday and burnt voting equipment at three locations in a dispute over whether to hold local elections on June 30.

Albania, eyeing EU, approves laws against money-laundering

17 Jun 2019

TIRANA Albania's parliament approved a series of laws on Monday aimed at plugging holes in legislation against money laundering as part of efforts to persuade the European Union to launch accession talks.

Albanian president cancels vote; PM wants him gone

10 Jun 2019

TIRANA Albanian President Ilir Meta called off local elections set for June 30, but the government accused him of breaking the law and declared he should be thrown out of office.

Opposition rallies again to get Albanian PM to quit

08 Jun 2019

TIRANA Supporters of Albanian opposition parties rallied on Saturday to ask Prime Minister Edi Rama to quit and pave the way to fresh polls, dispersing after throwing firecrackers and flares to police who responded with water jets and tear gas.

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