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Around 98% of TAP pipes back-filled in Albania

Around 98% of TAP pipes back-filled in Albania

Around 98% of pipes of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) are back-filled in Albania, TAP AG consortium said in a statement. "In April 2016, the first TAP pipes arrived in Albania shipments of steel pipes, equipment and machinery …

Almost 100% of TAP project complete in Greece and Albania

Almost 100% of TAP project complete in Greece and Albania

About 98% of pipes needed for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which envisages transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, are in the ground in Greece and Albania, the TAP AG consortium said in a message. "In February 2013, …

 Albanian president to visit Azerbaijan

Albanian president to visit Azerbaijan

Albanian President Ilir Meta will visit Baku in March to attend the 7th Global Baku Forum, organized by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center. The 7th Global Baku Forum will be held in Baku on March 14-16, 450 guests …

Southern Gas Corridor construction nearing completion

Southern Gas Corridor construction nearing completion

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project, which envisages transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, is more than 84% complete, TAP Managing director Luca Schieppati said at the European Gas Conference in Vienna. …

Albanian President to attend 6th Global Baku Forum

Albanian President to attend 6th Global Baku Forum

Albania's President Ilir Meta will visit Azerbaijan to attend the 6th Global Baku Forum, which is to be held on March 15-18, 2018, the press office of the State Committee said. The forum is organized by …

Kosovo police 'foil Daesh attack' on Israeli football team

Kosovan police say they have foiled a plot by Daesh to attack the Israeli football team when it visited Albania last week, BBC reports. Nineteen arrests were made ahead of Israel's World Cup qualifier and the group is also …

Terrorist attack at Ataturk airport

Terrorist attack at Ataturk airport

Ataturk International Airport has resumed its work, there are both arrivals and departures of flights, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, who arrived on the scene, stated. "Investigative measures are still …

NATO sets up center in Albania to counter radicalism

NATO sets up center in Albania to counter radicalism

Albania's defense minister says NATO has decided to open a center in Tirana to help prevent people from trying to join rebel groups in Syria and Iraq. Minister Mimi Kodheli says Friday that Tirana's …

Saipem to build TAP offshore pipeline

Saipem to build TAP offshore pipeline

Italian oil service company Saipem has won a contract to lay the offshore tract of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) that will transport Azeri gas into Italy, Reuters cited the company as saying. The 105-kilometer pipeline will run from …

TAP AG becomes first certified under Third Energy Package

TAP AG becomes first certified under Third Energy Package

Albania's national regulatory authority (ERE) has finalized the certification procedure of the TAP AG (Trans-Adriatic Pipeline), a transmission system operator under the Third Energy Package, which was a precondition for the pipeline's …

Albanian President to take part in Global Baku Forum

Albanian President to take part in Global Baku Forum

Albanian President Bujar Nishani will visit Azerbaijan on March 10-11 to participate in the 4th Global Baku Forum. The forum titled 'Towards a Multipolar World' will discuss issues of global …

Russia extends food embargo to 5 countries

Russia extends food embargo to 5 countries

Russia has extended its food embargo to 5 countries: Iceland, Montenegro, Albania, Liechtenstein and Ukraine. "The countries' argument for making that decision is that they are obliged to enter ...