|The number of cars imported in Albania reached some 32,000 in 2011, up from 16,000 a year earlier, local news agency Lajmeshqip reported. Car imports accounted for 19,000 in Q4 alone, up from 4,000 in the same quarter of 2010. This growth has resulted from the introduction of a new calculation formula of the pollution tax payment as of October 2011. However, Albania currently has a ratio of 135 cars per thousand inhabitants and still lags behind the EU standards of 500-600 vehicles per thousand inhabitants.
Albania has called a tender to select a company to supervise the construction and supplies for a sewerage system and waste water treatment plant in Velipoja area, the European Commission informed ... more
The Albanian government has approved changes in the concessionary agreement for the Devoll Hydropower cascade, which formally enables Austrian EVN to exit from the project, the cabinets press ... more
The economy and finance committee of Albanias Parliament has approved a EUR 12.7mn loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to be used to fund a project for upgrading ... more