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