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Transportation in Albania

  • EU Hails Balkan Transport Network Deal

    ALBANIA, 2015/05/04 The EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy, Johannes Hahn, on Tuesday said the “Western Balkan Six” conference in Brussels had reached agreement on a regional transport network. The EU is ready to allocate 130 million euros from pre-accession IPA funds for the project by the end of the year, Hahn told a joint press conference with EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc. The funds will increase over the coming years, he added. Tuesday's summit, attended by the prime ministers of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, marked a follow-up to a similar conference held last year in Berlin.
  • Kosovo Loses Hope of Getting Adriatic Sea Port

    ALBANIA, 2014/09/09 The Albanian transport ministry told BIRN on Tuesday that negotiations over awarding a concession for the use of the Shengjin port to China have been going on for the completed few months. "They [Albanian government officials] are currently talking with a Chinese national-owned company about awarding a concession on the port of Shengjin, but there is no transaction from presently on," said transport ministry spokeperson Genc Caushi. The port is as well expected to be discussed at a conference in China this week, which Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama will attend.
  • Regional aviation agencies agree on joint services

    ALBANIA, 2013/05/26 In an effort to provide additional efficient and safer air navigation services, regional airspace navigation and safety companies signed a joint service provision area initiative. Seven regional aviation organisations, with representatives from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, will co-operate under the auspices of the regional co-operation council.
  • Greece and Albania to join with Italy in a three-way transaction

    ALBANIA, 2013/03/06 An agreement by Greece and Albania to join with Italy in a three-way transaction to support the Trans Adriatic pipeline to bring gas from Azerbaijan to Europe could raise employment and investment , but still faces a number of economic and political issues. In an effort to lessen its reliance on Russian energy, the EU backed the Nabucco pipeline, as well called the Turkey-Austria line, which bypasses Greece. But the plans were scaled back next Azerbaijan reached a transaction under which Turkey would take some of the gas for Europe and build a section of the pipe across its territory.