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  • Pre-electoral assistance support to 2019 local elections in Albania
  • Saudi Arabia, Albania ink deals on taxation, tourism
  • Albania's Faded 'Stalin Town' Eyes Revival Under NATO
  • EC closely monitoring situation in Albania
  • EU launches 5 mln euro food safety support programme for Albania

    Finance


  • Boosting access to finance for women-led small businesses in Albania
  • Saudi Arabia, Albania ink deals on taxation, tourism
  • EBRD lending 15 mln euro to finance water project in Albania
  • European Investment Bank appoints representatives based in ...
  • Albania sells 10 bln leks (79.8 mln euro) of 1-yr T-bills – table

    Celebrities


  • 'At school they called me a “leper” – now I'm a model': Meet the skin ...
  • Siblings from different countries compete for the same title
  • AP PHOTOS: Ancient cemetery unearthed in Albania
  • Albania expels Iran envoy in 'terrorist' row
  • UK-Albanian Hellbanianz gang shows off insane wealth on social ...

    Culture


  • In Albania, find age-old traditions and Mediterranean beaches on ...
  • What's On in Tirana, February 6th-13th
  • Albania's Post-Communist Rebirth Gets a Jewish Twist
  • Albanian cultural heritage lacks preservation in Montenegro
  • Albania - where strolling is a national past-time

    Criminal


  • Kings of cocaine: how the Albanian mafia seized control of the UK ...
  • Albanian mafia: the dangerous myth that distorts our view of the ...
  • With SPAK Looming, Parliament Embraces Immunity
  • Drug barons make a mockery of courts by IGNORING orders to ...
  • Albania: Probe reveals the involvement of criminal gangs in vote ...

    Religion


  • PACE Urges Albania to Protect Human Rights Regardless of ...
  • Albania's Post-Communist Rebirth Gets a Jewish Twist
  • Small But Mighty: Albanian Baptists Defy the Odds
  • Mother Teresa's dark night of the soul determined all her decisions ...
  • Erdogan's mosques in the Balkans

    Politics


  • Albanian PM and President Battle Over Road Project
  • Parliament in Albania accepts the president's motion to review the ...
  • Albanian President Meta refuses to appoint Gent Cakaj as Foreign ...
  • Albania's Leaders Lock Horns Over New Foreign Minister
  • US Balkan Allies Recognise New Venezuela President
  • King Salman Receives Albania's Prime Minister
  • Saudi Arabia, Albania ink deals on taxation, tourism
  • Albanian PM and President Battle Over Road Project
  • Rama Declares Himself Albania's Temporary Foreign Minister
  • Albania's Leaders Lock Horns Over New Foreign Minister
  • Albanian Prime Minister and President Exchange Harsh Accusations
  • Albania's Faded 'Stalin Town' Eyes Revival Under NATO
  • Albania's c-bank keeps key rate on hold at 1.0%
  • UN: Albania's economic growth in 2019 will be 4%
  • IMF praises Albania on economic growth but warns against ...
  • S&P affirms Albania at B+/B, outlook stable
  • Albania's economy is recovering in a sustainable way”
  • Tackling infrastructure gaps to lift Albania's economy
  • World Bank lifts 2019 GDP growth forecasts for 5 SEE counties
  • IMF On Albania Cites Eurobond But Says Banks Making Credit ...
  • OTE sells Albanian firm for 50 mln euros
  • S&P affirms Albania at B+/B, outlook stable
  • Balkan State's NATO Green Light Raises Hope for Investment Surge
  • IMF praises Albania on economic growth but warns against ...
  • Albania's economy likely to grow 4 pct in 2019: UN report
  • Tackling infrastructure gaps to lift Albania's economy
  • Small But Mighty: Albanian Baptists Defy the Odds
  • Tackling infrastructure gaps to lift Albania's economy
  • "We must accept that Greater Albania will be created"
  • Expanding Mediterranean Forest Area Increasingly In Peril
  • A Conversation with Hashim Thaçi
  • New restaurant adds Greek flavor to Waterville's food offerings
  • "Serbian police have right to be in Kosovo; where are they?"
  • Small But Mighty: Albanian Baptists Defy the Odds
  • Tackling infrastructure gaps to lift Albania's economy
  • Albanian exports to Kosovo didn't register the expected growth
  • Albania's c-bank keeps key rate on hold at 1.0%
  • Albania's economy likely to grow 4 pct in 2019: UN report
  • IMF praises Albania on economic growth but warns against ...
  • IMF On Albania Cites Eurobond But Says Banks Making Credit ...
  • Tackling infrastructure gaps to lift Albania's economy
  • IMF launches a fresh warning for Albania about PPPs
  • Albania's current account deficit to fall after TAP starts operation

  • Albania's Public Debt and the Need to Restructure the Economy
  • National currency's strengthening: Economy expert warns of ...
  • Stronger national currency reduces Albania's public debt stock
  • What Really Happened on Albania's Nuclear Ghost Island?
  • IMF Survey: Albania Needs Reforms to Counter Growth Slowdown

    Albania Leaders


    President


  • Albanian PM and President Battle Over Road Project
  • Parliament in Albania accepts the president's motion to review the ...
  • Albania's Leaders Lock Horns Over New Foreign Minister

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Macedonian parliament agrees to change country's name
  • Montenegro and Albania: Albania as the Essential Part in State ...
  • Albanian becomes the second official language in Macedonia

    Prime Minister


  • Saudi Arabia, Albania ink deals on taxation, tourism
  • King Salman Receives Albania's Prime Minister
  • Rama Declares Himself Albania's Temporary Foreign Minister

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Serbia's brutal information warfare against Albanians, says Kosovo's ...
  • King Salman Receives Albania's Prime Minister
  • Albania's Leaders Lock Horns Over New Foreign Minister

    Minister of Economy


  • Saudi Arabia, Albania ink deals on taxation, tourism
  • Albanian PM and President Battle Over Road Project
  • Tackling infrastructure gaps to lift Albania's economy

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Irish Consortium Wins Albanian Food Grant
  • Montenegro and Albania: Water Management, Tourism and ...
  • Opinion/The challenges that Edi Rama's new government faces

    Minister of Culture


  • 'Colombia of Europe': How tiny Albania became the continent's drug ...
  • Albania's parliament endorses government reshuffle
  • The Latest: UN's 20-year envoy on name dispute cheers vote

    Minister of Defense


  • NATO footprint in Albania to grow with construction projects at ...
  • Launch of NATO's investment at Kucova air base discussed in Albania
  • A new military build-up in the Balkans

    Minister of Education


  • Mass student protests bring down Albania's science minister
  • Albanian students waited 28 years for this moment
  • Albania, it had to happen sooner or later

    Minister of Energy


  • Interconnection with the region is a priority, says Albania's energy ...
  • Albania rethinking hydro policy on environmental concerns
  • Businesses Confirm: Suspending Hydropower Contracts Will Lead ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Saudi Arabia, Albania ink deals on taxation, tourism
  • Albania to scrap unsolicited PPP projects in the road sector
  • 2019 is “a year of delivery” - citizens of the Western Balkans expect ...

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Rama Declares Himself Albania's Temporary Foreign Minister
  • Albania's Leaders Lock Horns Over New Foreign Minister
  • Former Albanian minister of Foreign Affairs, Bushati refuses to run ...

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Special Report/Rama delegates his powers to vice Foreign minister ...
  • Albania Recognizes Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's New President
  • Greece and Russia exchange furious statements over Macedonia

    Minister of Justice


  • Albania – Several high officials under arrest over abuses with ...
  • With SPAK Looming, Parliament Embraces Immunity
  • Police arrest Albania's most-wanted drug trafficker

    Minister of Health


  • Albanian health ministry to offer free contact lenses to citizens in need
  • King Salman Receives Albania's Prime Minister
  • Irish Consortium Wins Albanian Food Grant

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • King Salman Receives Albania's Prime Minister
  • Businesses Confirm: Suspending Hydropower Contracts Will Lead ...
  • Albania's Faded 'Stalin Town' Eyes Revival Under NATO

    Minister of Sports


  • 2019 is “a year of delivery” - citizens of the Western Balkans expect ...
  • The prime minister of Albania has opened a bank account to allow ...
  • Albania passes law banning sports betting, online gambling

    Director of State Security Service


  • 'Colombia of Europe': How tiny Albania became the continent's drug ...
  • 'Balkan's Escobar' Klement Balili surrenders to Albanian authorities
  • UK human rights defenders escape jail for stopping deportation flight

    Chairman National Bank


  • OTP closes Bulgarian Société Générale unit acquisition
  • Mystery of the Venezuelan gold: Bank of England is independent of ...
  • Italy - Factors to watch on Feb. 1

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • WJC and Albanian Mission to UN Held Special Briefing on Rescue ...
  • 'Leaders who sanction hate speech' encourage citizens to do ...
  • IMF On Albania Cites Eurobond But Says Banks Making Credit ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Launch of NATO's investment at Kucova air base discussed in Albania
  • IMF On Albania Cites Eurobond But Says Banks Making Credit ...
  • National Guard committed to 'long game' with State Partnership ...

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Socialist Party Amendment that Saved Criminals from Extradition
  • Chief Justice Roberts Moves to Man in the Middle on the Supreme ...
  • President Trump Chooses Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court ...

    Opposition


  • Albania opposition leader fined for defaming ruling lawmaker
  • Albanian PM and President Battle Over Road Project
  • Opposition, Another Effort!

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • 'Colombia of Europe': How tiny Albania became the continent's drug ...
  • S&P affirms Albania at B+/B, outlook stable
  • Albania's c-bank keeps key rate on hold at 1.0%
  • "Albania as Colombia of Europe - a narco-state"
  • IMF praises Albania on economic growth but warns against ...
  • Albanian Government Plans Sharp Hike in PPPs for 2019
  • World Bank lifts 2019 GDP growth forecasts for 5 SEE counties
  • Tackling infrastructure gaps to lift Albania's economy
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    Investment

  • OTE sells Albanian firm for 50 mln euros
  • S&P affirms Albania at B+/B, outlook stable
  • Balkan State's NATO Green Light Raises Hope for Investment Surge
  • IMF praises Albania on economic growth but warns against ...
  • Albania's economy likely to grow 4 pct in 2019: UN report
  • Tackling infrastructure gaps to lift Albania's economy
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    Demographics

  • Small But Mighty: Albanian Baptists Defy the Odds
  • Tackling infrastructure gaps to lift Albania's economy
  • "We must accept that Greater Albania will be created"
  • Expanding Mediterranean Forest Area Increasingly In Peril
  • A Conversation with Hashim Thaçi
  • New restaurant adds Greek flavor to Waterville's food offerings
  • "Serbian police have right to be in Kosovo; where are they?"
  • Small But Mighty: Albanian Baptists Defy the Odds
  • Tackling infrastructure gaps to lift Albania's economy
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    Export/Import

  • Albanian exports to Kosovo didn't register the expected growth
  • Albania's c-bank keeps key rate on hold at 1.0%
  • Albania's economy likely to grow 4 pct in 2019: UN report
  • IMF praises Albania on economic growth but warns against ...
  • IMF On Albania Cites Eurobond But Says Banks Making Credit ...
  • Tackling infrastructure gaps to lift Albania's economy
  • IMF launches a fresh warning for Albania about PPPs
  • Albania's current account deficit to fall after TAP starts operation
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    Public Debt

  • Albania's Public Debt and the Need to Restructure the Economy
  • National currency's strengthening: Economy expert warns of ...
  • Stronger national currency reduces Albania's public debt stock
  • What Really Happened on Albania's Nuclear Ghost Island?
  • IMF Survey: Albania Needs Reforms to Counter Growth Slowdown
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2017-05-08ALInflation Rate YoY APR0.0192.1% 0.0230
  • 2017 opens with 8,2% inflation
  • Inflation reached 7,3% in December
  • Downgrade not automatic – Shiimi
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    2017-05-03ALInterest Rate Decision 0.01251.25% 0.012500