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Climate change Albania

The climate of Albania Albania has a typically Mediterranean climate characterised by mild winters with abundant precipitation and hot, dry summers. The annual mean air temperature varies widely over the territory from 7°C over the highest zones up to 15°C in the coastal zone. In the south west, temperatures reach up to 16°C. In the lowland, an almost stable distribution of annual mean temperature (between 12 and 14°C) can be observed. The lowest recorded temperature was -25.8°C and the highest 43.9°C (2). Total mean annual precipitation over Albania is about 1,485 mm......

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Gas diplomacy in the Balkans...
August 31, 2015

Gas diplomacy in the Balkans…

Natural gas diplomacy in the Balkans is set to intensify, the result of more initiatives put forward by the United States and Russia.  In Greece, which has just entered yet another pre-election period, Energy Minister...


Europe to Fund Balkan Transport, Energy Projects
August 31, 2015

Europe to Fund Balkan Transport, Energy Projects

Following the Vienna summit, the Western Balkans has been promised 200 million euro in co-financing for 10 transport and energy projects, to improve growth and energy security. After the Western Balkans summit, which took place...


EU Western Balkans boost energy ties
August 28, 2015

EU Western Balkans boost energy ties

At the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič was expected to look for ways to boost energy infrastructure and connectivity as well as regional cooperation. Non-EU members Albania,...


EU urged to help Western Balkans phase out coal
August 28, 2015

EU urged to help Western Balkans phase out coal

As leaders meet in Vienna to discuss closer cooperation, they must address the energy transition, argues CAN Europe  The EU should use its influence with Western Balkan states to wean them off coal. That was...


Bulgaria seeks to attract Azerbaijani investment in energy sector.
August 27, 2015

Bulgaria seeks to attract Azerbaijani investment in energy sector.

Bulgaria intends to attract Azerbaijani investment in its energy sector. The Bulgarian government has delivered a package of energy cooperation projects to Azerbaijan, Emil Karimov said. The Azerbaijani ambassador to Bulgaria told Trend on August...


TAP vital to European energy security
August 17, 2015

TAP vital to European energy security

The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project, which envisages the transportation of gas from the second stage of development of Azerbaijan’s giant Shah Deniz gas condensate field in the Caspian Sea to the European Union countries, has already...


Oil sands, heavy oil, and bitumen : from recovery to refinery
August 03, 2015

Oil sands, heavy oil, and bitumen : from recovery to refinery

 During the late 1970s, when I was a graduate student just stepping into the petroleum arena and working toward my doctorate, the biggest fear in this field was the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). At that time,...


Albania Country Report - BTI 2014
July 31, 2015

Albania Country Report – BTI 2014

This report is part of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) 2014. It covers the period from 31 January 2011 to 31 January 2013. The BTI assesses the transformation toward democracy and a market economy...


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