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  • Albania, Italy and Kosovo together against terrorism

    A meeting was held in Tirana between the Albanian, Italian and Kosovo State Police Terrorization Structure Managers. The meeting took place in the framework of assessing the current terrorist threats in our countries, the region and beyond, with a view to coordinating the measures and strengthening cooperation to prevent...
  • Visas liberalization, Meta: Albania constantly monitored by the EU

    The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta acknowledges that Albania is under EU monitoring regarding the progress of the citizens free traveling in the Schengen area. “Kosovo fully deserves visas liberalization. This state’s isolation is totally unfair. However, issuing Albanian passports to the Kosovo citizens would only hamper the...
  • HCJ suspends the arrested judge Shkëlqim Miri

    The High Council of Justice has suspended the judge arrested for corruption Shkëlqim Miri. The decision was taken at today’s HCJ meeting, where the prosecution’s request was reviewed. Judge Miri is suspended until the end of the investigation and after to be dismissed from his post if pleaded guilty....
  • Tirana commemorates 73rd anniversary of liberation

    On the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of Liberation by the Nazi-occupied invaders, the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, ministers, MPs, government representatives, members of the City Council and dozens of veterans of the National Liberation War participated in the commemoration ceremony. In sign of gratitude and reverence, for...
  • Gas leak in a primary school, 60 children asphyxiated

    The first ignition of the pellet heating system in the secondary school in Bulqiza, has almost resulted fatal for its 120 students. The leakage of gases has asphyxiated 60 students, 34 of whom are receiving treatment at Peshkopi hospital, 27 in Bulqiza hospital and one was transported by helicopter...
  • Basha to Austria’s Deputy Foreign Minister: Albanian government paralyzed by crime

    During a meeting with Austrian Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Linhart, Democratic Party chairman Lulzim Basha considered the government completely paralyzed due to the country’s situation by revealing its links to international drug trafficking. The opposition leader told the Deputy Foreign Minister of Austria that from cannabis cultivation in Albania...
  • Floods in Greece/President Meta letter to Greek counterpart

    The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, has sent a letter of condolence to his Greek counterpart, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, after lost lives due to bad weather. “I was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the victims, missing, injured and incalculable damage caused by the bad weather and...
  • HCJ summons for Judge Shkëlqim Miri

     High Council of Justice is expected to hold its next meeting Friday to review the Prosecution’s request for judge Shkëlqim Miri, detained for corruption. The HCJ, by its decision, might suspend the judge from office until the conclusion of the investigation and then the measure of his dismissal might...
  • Vetting kicks off in Tirana’s prosecution

    Tirana’s prosecution becomes of vetting. Prosecutors running for the High Prosecutor’s Office will pass through the process. Also under control will be the files of prosecutor Adriatik Cama, who has represented the prosecution body in the process of former deputy Mark Frroku. The vetting bodies will filter the file...
  • “Youths participation in politics, crucial importance”

    The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta received in a meeting Mr. Robert Benjamin, Director for Central and Eastern Europe at the American Democratic Institute (NDI). President Meta praised NDI’s valuable contribution to Albania in promoting democratic processes for enhancing transparency, integrity in politics and supporting civil society. Emphasizing...
  • “Power of Law” operation kicks off with the first raid in Fier

    The “power of law” operation has marked their first raid to a criminal group that had undertaken serious activities involving drug trafficking, murders and kidnappings in the Fier area. Three suspected persons as members of this criminal group were arrested. Kujtim Kuçi, 45, Bashkim Ahmeti (Kuçi), 43, both from...
  • Mogherini urges for justice reform implementation

    European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini said that Albanian politics has shown willingness in terms of the fight against cannabis traffic, referring here to “Tahiri” issue. During a conference in Brussels with the Albanian Foreign Minister, Mogherini was asked by journalist Erisa Zyka if political will...
  • “Albania to open negotiations during the EU Bulgarian presidency”

    President Ilir Meta received in a meeting Vice President of Bulgaria Iliana Iotova, with whom he talked about Albania’s membership in the European Union. President Meta welcomed Mrs. Iotova’s visit to Albania and, appreciating the very good traditional and historic relations, expressed his gratitude for Bulgaria’s continued support in...
  • Vetting starts off at Tirana’s court of first instance

    Vetting process officially kicks off at Tirana’s court of first instance. The decision was taken today and it is learned that the selection was made through a lottery. 25 files were selected to be verified by Vetting experts. Some of the judges to be verified are: Alma Brati, Fatmir...
  • Basha urges prosecution to inquire government’s concession

    Democratic Party Chairman Lulzim Basha has appealed to the Prosecutor’s Office and law enforcement agencies to investigate any Rama’s concession and tenders. Responding to the Prime Minister on the 2018 draft budget, Basha once again stressed that this budget is money laundering by the government caught in the crime....
  • Remand in prison for judge accused of corruption

    The Serious Crimes Court imposed a ‘prison arrest’ security measure on the Judge of Appeal in Tirana , Shkëlqim Miri . The lawyer also pointed out that some of the money belongs to the judge’s family, while the rest belonged to another family member. According to lawyer Visha, the judge was also...
  • SP requires CEC chairman dismissal

    Socialist MP Taulant Balla has stated that the Socialist Party will initiate procedures for dismissing the chairman of the Central Election Commission, Klement Zguri. According to Balla, the dismissal of Klement Zguri is requested due to the Mayor of Mallakastra Agron Kapllanaj, for which the prosecutor requested the removal...
  • Judge Shkëlqim Miri detained for corruption

    By order of the prosecutor’s office, police detained on Thursday evening Shkëlqim Miri, Judge of Appeal Tirana . He is allegedly accused of passive corruption. Miri was under investigation since January 2017, by the Serious Crimes Prosecution, suspected of altering the indictment for a convict for double murder. In exchange...
  • SP and DP unanimously urge for electoral reform

    The government and the opposition, unanimously have urged on Friday to start work immediately for the Electoral Reform, in the framework of good preparation for the upcoming elections.  “We have no time to waste, we must start working immediately”, Parliament Speaker Gramoz Ruçi said. Electoral system of elections was...
  • President Meta meeting with EU Commissioner Hahn

    President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, received today the Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Membership Negotiations, Johannes Hahn. President welcomed the development of the EU-Western Balkans Media Days, which is being held in Tirana, joining Commissioner Hahn’s message that freedom of speech is a fundamental and stimulating force for...
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