This August was the most visited month ever Albania News. The interest onAlbanian Tourism but also on topics of fundamental importance for the Albanian community in Italy, they have made our portal a point of reference, a digital place where we can learn more about the roots and also discover the Italo-Albanian cultural activities close to home .
This month we have also focused a lot on our official group "Discover Albania!" which is reaching 5mila members among Italians, arbëreshë and Albanians who every day find themselves in this space to exchange information on Albania but also to ask and offer help on any topic concerning the purpose of the group, to know the Land of Eagles at 360 degrees.
August 2019, the most read articles
At the beginning of each month we will publish the most read articles of the previous month. For August 2019 we have compiled the list of the ten most read articles on Albania News.
1. New draft law on Albanian citizenship
According to several Albanian newspapers, at the meeting of the Council of Ministers on 31 in July, the new bill concerning Albanian citizenship was approved. The acquisition of Albanian citizenship can take place either following the Ius Soli principle or the Ius Sanguinis principle. Link to the article
2. From September the Albanian license will be recognized in Italy
At the start of the 8 September the conversion of Albanian driving licenses. The new model of the Albanian driving license, issued by the 24.01.2017 onwards, will also be recognized in Italy starting in a few days, more precisely from the 8 September 2019. Link to the article
3. Modified the bill on passengers arriving from abroad
The new bill provides that air, sea and land transport operators will have to provide very detailed preliminary information on passengers to the border police. Link to the article
4. Fine and suspension of activity for an Italian entrepreneur in Tirana
The activity in question, according to the inspections carried out by the Food Safety Authority (AKU), had been operating for seven years without a relative commercial license. Link to the article
5. Mom the Albanians
Video made by our collaborator Arbër Agalliu. Everything you need to know about the biggest landing ever in Italy, the Vlora.
The August landing, in 20.000 on a ship. Another wave of migrants on a ship coming from Albania. The 8 August 1991 docked in the port of Bari the merchant ship left from Durazzo with twenty thousand illegal immigrants on board. Link to the article
6. Foreigners in Albania: how many there are and where they come from
More than 14.000 are foreign citizens who have chosen to live and work in Albania, according to data from the National Statistical Institute (INSTAT). Link to the article
7. Albanian Interior Minister against Rai 3: a report worthy of fake news
The Albanian interior minister reacted to the reportage of the "Narcotics" broadcast by Rai 3 regarding Albania and in which it was stated that about a third of the Country of Eagles is covered by cannabis cultivation. Link to the article
8. Journey to Albania, country of eagles and doves.
Shqipëria, the land of eagles. Fragments of travel by Mariateresa Liccardo. Link to the article
9. Invi (t) ata at an Albanian wedding.
Goodies on how to organize an Albanian wedding by our collaborator Adela Kolea. Link to the article
10. Because the Albanians emigrate today
In recent days, the Austrian National Bank has published the results of a survey conducted at the end of 2017 in the CESEE countries (Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe) which showed that 8,3% of people of working age (25-64 years) would like to emigrate within a year. Link to the article
This is the list of most read articles.
Recommended by the editors
We also want to propose to you the choices for this month of the editorial staff of Albania News as we consider them important and of social and cultural impact for Albania and for the Albanian community in Italy.
1. Media freedom
The closure of some news programs and current events raises new concerns about media freedom in Albania Link to the article
2. Vlora Airport
The airport odyssey that doesn't 'take flight'. A project on which the feasibility of the full development of tourism in southern Albania depends. Link to the article
3. Statistics on tourism in Albania
Over 3,3 million foreigners in the first 7 months of the year. Also in August boom of tourists. Link to the article
4. History: Scanderbeg
The myth of Scanderbeg in the cultural universe of his nation. A study on the legendary Albanian hero Giorgio Castriota Scanderbeg by the Albanian writer Alberto Frasher (his books in Italian include "The bitter Albanian fable", "Italy in the parable of Berlusconi" and "La quinta"). Link to the article
5. History: Archive of the Ottoman Empire on Albania
Albania during the Ottoman Empire in an archive of around 350.000 documents. Thanks to the agreement between the General Directorates of the State Archives of Tirana and Istanbul, unpublished documents that tell the story of the country during the Ottoman Empire arrived in Albania in digital format 350.000. Link to the article