EUR 9 million loan from EBRD for green energy in Albania

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has provided a EUR 9 million loan to support investments in green energy projects in Albania. The money has come from the EBRD’s EUR 85 million ‘Western Balkans Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF)- an EU initiative that aims to make the region greener through encouraging investment in […]

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Driant Zeneli to exhibit at 58th Venice Biennale

Driant Zeneli will be representing Albania at the 58th Venice Biennale with his piece entitled “Maybe the cosmos is not so extraordinary”. The Art Biennale is a contemporary visual art exhibition, held every two years, and it is the original biennale in the world, having spawned many other similar events in other countries. Dating back […]

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Nope, still not a Russian spy!

Just to give you a little update on the situation, after being accused of being a Russian spy/ Russian agent/ being paid by Russia/ working for the Russian state etc a number of things have happened. Firstly, two international journalism organisations the European Federation of Journalists (representing 320,000 journalists in Europe) and the International Federation […]

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20 Things I am Sure You Didn’t Know about Albania

Impress your friends over coffee with these interesting tidbits stemming from Albanian history, tradition, culture, and folklore. Did you know that many years ago, a bat was considered an omen of death? If one flew into your house, it was believed that someone would die. Scanderbegs sister-in-law was an Orthodox saint called Angelina of Kruja? […]

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Concerns over decreasing fish stocks in Lake Shkodra

On the placid shores of Lake Shkodra, a debate is raging between Albanian fishermen on one side, and Montenegrin fishermen on the other. The Lake that straddles the two countries is home to a wide variety of fish- notably the European eel, leaping mullet, thinlip mullet, and twait shad. Unfortunately now, all of these are […]

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