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Same merchandise, different prices, different labels

Same merchandise, different prices, different labels

Aishe, 60 years old, is a resident of the city of Elbasan, and she regularly buys chicken wings (or chicken thighs) at the shop near the house. She thinks that these chickens were raised in Albania and are of high quality. The seller (store owner) tells her that they are local products despite the fact […]

Hydroelectric powerplants in the Alps, repercussions even for Montenegro!

Hydroelectric powerplants in the Alps, repercussions even for Montenegro!

One of the most beautiful rivers in the Albanian Alps, the river Cem, very soon risks being “prey” of 9 hydropower plants, damaging not only tourism, but also the future of the inhabitants of these areas. Residents of Tamara, Selca and Lëpushë, the area where the river Cem passes, are concerned for the future of […]

Mental health disease, the silent epidemic of Albanians

Mental health disease, the silent epidemic of Albanians

Albania is facing an increase of people suffering from mental illness. In the last 5 years (2014-2018) in mental health institutions with beds there have been over 21 thousand hospitalizations which have been managed only by 635 beds in the four hospitals that the country has. Official data show that the peak was reached in […]

COVID-19, the big blow to Albanian tourism

COVID-19, the big blow to Albanian tourism

“Difficult season, we are bleeding money”, this is the universal sentence that you can hear on the entire Albanian Riviera from businessmen who have invested in the tourism industry during this uncommon summer. On the south coast you can hardly find a hotel you can enter without first measuring the temperature, disinfecting your hands and […]

“Black Salt” banned to be used, but still sold in the market

“Black Salt” banned to be used, but still sold in the market

“Black salt” is raw salt, which is taken directly from the salt production baths on the coast. It is called black because of the content of foreign elements, mainly and in addition to impurity, it does not even have the necessary amount of Iodine in its composition, a very important element for human health. For […]

Can the National Food Authority Guarantee Albanian Food?

Can the National Food Authority Guarantee Albanian Food?

Often, before we buy, as we check the products we select in grocery stores or supermarkets, we ask ourselves: how safe are the foods we consume? Has anyone checked them before? If so, who protects us from expired foods, those with harmful chemicals or other problems that Albanian consumers have often faced in all these […]