Albanian ex-interior minister sentenced to five years in prison in drug trafficking case

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje September 20, 2019

Saimir Tahiri was found not guilty of drug trafficking but sentenced for abuse of office, in verdict announced as Tirana seeks a date to open EU accession talks next month.

Albania drafts new project for Vlora airport

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2019

The Albanian authorities renewed their efforts for the project after negotiations with a Turkish tie-up of Cengiz, Kolin and Kalyon failed in April this year due to disagreements with the government over the project.

19 arrests made in “Kruja Highland” anti-drug operation in Albania

bne IntelliNews August 29, 2019

The Albanian government says large-scale cannabis plantations have been wiped out in the last few years, but the fight against drug cultivation continues.

Albania renews tender for construction of Vlora airport after talks with Turkish tie-up fail

bne IntelliNews August 27, 2019

Tirana invites bids for feasibility study for new airport on Albania's Adriatic coast as it prepares to find a new construction company to take on the project.

Albania’s net power generation plunges 53% y/y in 2Q19

bne IntelliNews August 26, 2019

Unfavourable weather conditions this year limited production at Albania's main hydropower plants, while electricity imports soared.