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  • DP’s lobbying investigations, prosecution letter to Scottish authorities

    Tirana Prosecution Office has sent a letter to Scotland regarding  the investigation initiated after allegations raised for the financial sources of Democratic Party’s lobbying contracts in Washington. Through this letter, the Albanian party will ask information about the company “Biniata Trade”, a company registered “Offshore”, but with activity in...
  • Albanian suspected for ISIS ties arrested in Greece

    Greek police arrested an Albanian citizen which has alleged ties with the terrorist organization ISIS. The suspect, whose identity is unknown, was caught on Monday traveling to Athens. According to the Greek media his destination was Piraues. The Albanian has been on the list of suspected terrorists. For several...
  • Basha calls on citizens to protest on May 26

    Opposition’s leader Lulzim Basha called on all Albanians to participate the opposition’s protest which will take place on May 26th. In a status on the Facebook social network, Basha writes that with these examples of heroism and patriotism such as the crackdown of dictatorship should make Albanians stand up...
  • “Lonely Planet” ranks Tirana among the top 10 destinations in Europe

    The prestigious American guide “Lonely Planet”, which publishes the world’s most famous travel guides, has ranked Tirana among the ten countries to be visited by tourists this summer. In its article, “Lonely Planet” writes that the Albanian capital is not just a “gateway” city but is a vigorous metropolis...
  • Audio-tapping, 3 Democrat officials interrogated by the Prosecution

    Three Democratic Party officials, who published the audio-tapping of Albert Veliu, allegedly talking about drug trafficking with Interior Minister’s brother, were interrogated this Monday at the Prosecution for Serious Crimes. Ervin Salianji, Gazmend Bardhi appeared at the institution around 10 AM. MP Ervin Salianji stood around two hours in...
  • DP: Rama is defending Xhafaj through a criminal scenario

    Democrat’s accusations towards Prime Minister Rama have been aggravated. In a statement for the media, Democratic Party’s deputy chairman Edi Paloka spoke of a criminal scenario by Prime Minister Rama, through which democrats say that they intend to close investigations for Agron Xhafaj. “Edi Rama knows that Agron Xhafaj...
  • Xhafaj issue, SP: There are judges involved in DP’s accusations

    Socialist Party has stated that the behind the accusations towards Minister Xhafaj are involved judges affected by the Vetting law. Socialist MP Taulant Balla does not mention any name in particular, but he says this is a blackmail against Socialist Party and specifically against Prime Minister. “We would have...
  • Xhafaj issue, opposition on protest

    DP leader Lulzim Basha has called on all Albanians to join the opposition in their protests for the dismissal of Fatmir Xhafaj as Minister of Internal Affairs. “The United Opposition invites calls on everyone from the south to the north in the biggest protest to crackdown the mafia. We...
  • New evidences, prosecution requires imprisonment for Tahiri

    The Prosecution for Serious Crimes required this Thursday the arrest of former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri. House arrest was scheduled on Saturday by the Court for Serious Crimes, while the prosecution appealed recently the decision of the court of first instance. According to ABC News, prosecutors claim there is...
  • Minister Xhafaj: I won’t resign, audio-tapping is a manipulation

    Minister of Interior, Fatmir Xhafaj, stated that he will not resign over the Democratic Party’s accusations.    “The Prime Minister has never asked me to resign. I see no valid reason which could cause my resignation”. During a press conference, Xhafaj categorically denied to have favored his brother Agron...
  • Hahn calls on EU countries to support Albania’s EU membership negotiations

    European Commissioner for Enlargement, Johannes Hahn, calls on skeptical members of the European Union to support the opening of EU membership negotiations for Albania and Macedonia. In an interview with the German journal Stuttgarter Zeitung, Hahn urges these countries to give impetus to the integration process. “I understand skepticism...
  • EU integration/ Prime Minister Rama received by President Macron in Paris

    There is not yet a final decision from France on its stance regarding the opening of Albania’s negotiations with the EU. Prime Minister Rama was received in Paris to discuss the matter by French President Emmanuel Macron. After meeting in the presidential palace that lasted about 90 minutes, official...
  • Basha requires Fatmir Xhafaj’s resignation

    Lulzim Basha has demanded the resignation of Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj, which Democrats accuse of hiding his legal and political responsibility by guaranteeing protection to his brother, Agron Xhafaj, sentenced for international drug trafficking in Italy for 7 years and 2 months in prison. “On behalf of the Democratic...
  • Saimir Tahiri remains under “house arrest”

    Former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri appeared in Court today requiring the revocation of “Home Arrest” security measure.  The Court knocked down the request deciding not to revoke the decision. After a two-and-a-half-hour session, former Minister’s attorney Maks Haxhia said outside the courtroom that “despite the prosecution material, there was...
  • Agron Xhafaj’s issue, DP: Important decisions will be taken

    Lulzim Basha has announced from the Parliamentary Group meeting that the Democratic Party will continue with the publication of other facts implicating Agron Xhafaj, brother of Interior Minister, Fatmir Xhafaj in narcotics trafficking in Albania as well. In the closed-door meeting, it is learned that Democrats will be present...
  • Judge Majlinda Xhaxho successfully passes the Vetting test

    The Independent Commission for Qualification has confirmed on duty the Judge of the Tirana Court, Manjola Xhaxho. Xhaxho is also a candidate for the High Judiciary Council She has also been a legal advisor to the Supreme Court and has been practicing as a lawyer for 16 years. Xhaxho...
  • Prosecutions for Serious Crimes Launches verifications for Agron Xhafaj

    The Prosecution for Serious Crimes has launched the verification Agron Xhafaj, brother of Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj. Prosecution’s verification have started after the Democratic Party’s allegations against minister’s brother for being sentenced in Italy to 7 years and 2 months in prison as an accomplice in a criminal drug...
  • Former Minister Tahiri under house arrest

    Court of Serious Crimes decided on Saturday to give the security measure “House Arrest” for the former socialist Interior Minister, Saimir Tahiri. This decision comes one day after the Central Elections Commission (CEC) officially removed his mandate. The Prosecutor of Serious Crimes required “arrest in prison” for Tahiri but...
  • EU integration/ German minister optimistic about Albania’s candidate status

    German Minister for Europe Michael Roth is paying an official visit to Tirana. Following a meeting with Prime Minister Edi Rama, he said through a Twitter post that he welcomes the efforts done to reform the Albanian government, adding that there is still a lot to be done. But...
  • Constitutional Judge Fatmir Hoxha fails vetting law

    Constitutional Judge Fatmir Hoxha has failed to pass the vetting process this Thursday, since he could not justify his income. Hoxha was dismissed by the Independent Qualification Comission(IQC) as he could not justify and apartment in Tirana with a value of 140 million EUR. A week ago, the judge...
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