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  • Tahiri issue/ DP reacts on the court’s verdict

    The verdict given by the Serious Crimes Court to block the former Interior Minister’s passport, according to the Democratic Party, is evidence of Saimir Tahiri’s implication in international drug trafficking. This is what MP Enkelejd Alibeaj stated during a press release. MP Enkelejd Alibeaj reacted after court’s verdict.  “The...
  • Basha reacts after US ambassador’s appeal

    As US Ambassador Donald Lu called on the political forces to end the era when the prosecutor protects corrupt politicians and Prime Minister Edi Rama reiterated the invitation to the Democrats’ leader to co-operate on the new name to climb to the empty post of the Adriatic Llalla is...
  • Chief Prosecutor, Lu: Government and opposition to collaborate

    United States Ambassador to Tirana Donald Lu urges Albanian politic forces to consensually elect a general interim prosecutor. The US diplomat calls for the parties to leave the dispute and not to obstruct justice reform. “We have called on the government and the opposition to work for a temporary...
  • First candidature for interim chief prosecutor submitted

    Ferdinand Elezi is the first official candidature to be sent in the Assembly for the chief prosecutor’s post. His name comes just one day before the expiration of the parliamentary term for candidatures that will pass on the filter of the Law Commission for the vacancy left by Adriatik...
  • Chief Prosecutor, Rama calls on opposition for dialogue

    Prime Minister Edi Rama insists on electing the interim chief prosecutor in consensus with the opposition. So he repeated the invitation again: “By respecting the legislation in power to elect the general interim prosecutor, even with a simple majority, which is clearly supported, because so the law says, by...
  • Chief Prosecutor, Meta: Dialogue is the key

    Following Prime Minister Edi Rama, President Ilir Meta also says the appointment of the provisional chief prosecutor has to pass through dialogue between the majority and the opposition. In his first statement regarding this issue, the head of state said that the election should be done respecting the constitution...
  • Europol: Albania, the main source of cannabis in the EU

    Drug trafficking is the most lucrative business for organized crime groups in European Union countries. This form of illegality generates annually a total of 24 billion euros. For this reason, more than one third of the criminal groups active in this geographical area do the producing, trafficking or distribution...
  • Youths Day/ Opposition’s leader appeal to new generations

    Democratic Party chairman Lulzim Basha has appealed on young people not to leave the country but to face and fight with the evil. Through a Facebook post, the Democrats’ leader says December 8 was the first European day in Albania. According to him, today the country is at a...
  • Former PM Berisha: Albania living the “new dictatorship”

    According to former Prime Minister Sali Berisha, Albania has not been in this situation since when it was under dictatorship regime. The former historic leader of Democratic Party, in his speech on the occasion of Youth Day, as he recalled the December 8th 1990, Berisha stressed that the only...
  • MEP Kukan: Albania in the right path to EU integration

    During the visit in Brussels, the Albanian Interior Minister met with members of the European Parliament, Eduard Kukan and Gianni Pitella. MEP Eduard Kukan said during the meeting that Albania’s achievements have positive ratings in Brussels. “We are trying to open negotiations. The reforms must continue”, Kukan said.He added...
  • Rama: EU negotiations to start for Albanian and Macedonia

    From the “Balkan Integration Summit to the European Union” held in Bulgaria, Prime Minister Edi Rama said the expectations in accelerating the integration process are high. Bringing as example the assistance provided by the Balkan countries during the recent floods in Albania, the Prime Minister demanded the concrete implementation...
  • US and EU: General Prosecutor to be elected by simple majority

    The Embassy of the United States of America and the European Union delegation in Albania reacted this Thursday to the debate regarding the election of the Prosecutor General. The international diplomats  that they support the opinions of OPDAT and EURALIUS, according to which the mandate of the chief prosecutor...
  • Hahn: The following period, crucial for Albania

    During the visit in Brussels, Albanian Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj held a meeting with the Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn. Minister Fatmir Xhafaj presented the priorities and the political document of the work of the Ministry of Interior in this governing mandate. He focused in the...
  • Rama official visit to Poland

    After Brussels, Prime Minister Edi Rama traveled directly to Poland for a visiting visit at the invitation of counterpart Beata Szydlo. The opening of EU membership negotiations next spring was also in the focus of the Rama-Szydlo meeting, which supports the issuance of this recommendation by the European Commission,...
  • Fraud with Canadian visas, mother and daughter jailed

    Tirana Court has sentenced to 10 years in prison in total Lule and Adeila Makashi. Mother and daughter are accused of deceiving more than 200 people with Canadian visas getting in return payments ranging from thousands euros .Lule Makashi was sentenced to six years in prison, with a reduced...
  • Avramolupos praises Albania’s fight against drugs cultivation

    Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj met in Brussels with the Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramolupos. The Commissioner congratulated the Ministry of Interior on the measures taken and the results achieved so far in the fight against cannabis cultivation, integrated border management with a view to curbing...
  • Procedures for the replacement of Chief Prosecutor Adriatik Llalla initiated

    Sources from the parliamentary commission of laws announce that they have initiated procedures for replacing General Prosecutor Adriatik Llalla, whose mandate expires on the following day on December 7th. Most have stated that they will elect a temporary prosecutor until the establishment of the High Prosecutor’s Office. While the...
  • Veliaj in Italy: Investments will also extend to rural areas

    Investments from EU funds will not only focus on schools and kindergartens, but also on infrastructure. It was this statement by Mayor Erion Veliaj, after participating in the closing activity of the IPA Cross-border IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Program for the period 2007-2013 developed in the town of Aquila. For...
  • Juncker: Impressed by the reforms in Albania

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker positively assessed the reforms made in Albania by the government, saying that if this pace continues, they will recommend to the Council of Europe the opening of negotiations with the EU. “The reforms that have been carried out in Albania have impressed us. I...
  • Basha discusses EU integration with EPP President Daul

    Democratic Party Chairman Lulzim Basha met in Brussels with President of the European People’s Party Joseph Daul. The difficult position in which the government has put Albania on and its European integration was the main topic of the meeting. The opposition leader shared with the President of the EPP,...
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