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  • 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...
  • Lu comments on Besim Hajdarmataj’s dismissal: “An important moment for Albania”

    US Ambassador Donald Lu has commented on Besim Hajdarmataj’s dismissal. Ambassador Lu said for Klan Television that this is an important moment for Albania to demonstrate that high-profile public investigations can move forward without political interference. He says the United States is willing to support any prosecution who has...
  • Director of Prosecution Office for Serious Crimes dismissed

    Besim Hajdarmataj has been dismissed as director of the Prosecution Office for Serious Crimes.  He took up this office about two years ago when he was appointed by a presidential decree. Hajdarmataj was dismissed this Wednesday by the Chief Prosecutor Arta Marku as he was replaced by the Durrës...
  • Xhafaj pays official visit to Vienna

    Minister of Internal Affairs Fatmir Xhafaj, paid an official visit to Vienna, where he met with the Austrian Parliament Speaker Wolfgang Sobotka and his counterpart, Herbert Kickl. Through a post on social networs, Minister Xhafaj says that in Austria he held fruitful talks on joint project between the two...
  • EU negotiations/ 8 Dutch MPs undertake a fact-finding mission in Tirana

    Before deciding whether or not to support the opening of Albania’s negotiations at the European Council, the Netherlands will have to be convinced that the country deserves this next step in the integration process. This is why 8 MPs from seven different political forces of the Dutch parliament have...
  • Ministry of Justice demands the dismissal of 4 judges

    The High Council of Justice has held a meeting to review the request of the Ministry of Justice for the dismissal of four judges. They are Ahmet Jangulli, Ergys Selmani, Ken Dhima and Petraq Curri. According to the Ministry of Justice, the Durrës Judge Petraq Curri has violated the...
  • Tragedy in Tirana/ Man slaughters his parents before killing himself

    A serious domestic crime resulting in 3 injuries occurred on Saturday night in Tirana. Brian Skrapari, 25, has slaughtered his father and mother before jumping from the 3rd floor. He passed away this morning at the University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa” due to severe injuries. Preliminary investigations suggest that...
  • Democratic Party: Tahiri is defended by PM Rama

    Democrats say Saimir Tahiri’s resignation as MP, is not just a Prime Minister’s game to shut down the former Interior Minister’s file, but it is also a clear evidence that the justice is caught by the head of the government. “Edi Rama has caught the prosecution and justice. He...
  • State leaders pay homage on Martyr’s Day

    The Head of State, Ilir Meta and Prime Minister Edi Rama attended the commemoration ceremony of the “Martyrs of the Homeland” on Albania’s national day dedicated to martyrs. President Meta, Speaker Gramoz Ruçi, Prime Minister Rama and Tirana Mayor Erion Veliaj, payed homage and placed wreaths and bowed in...
  • Xhafaj: Albania is out of the map of cannabis growers

    Albania is out of cannabis growers ’s map thanks to the police’s good job done during the recent months. This is what the Minister of Internal Affairs, Fatmir Xhafaj said during the homage made on Martyrs’ Day. Xhafaj also spoke about police vetting. According to him, the purpose of...
  • Europe’s Week, Premier Rama to EU: We are one

    During the Europe Week and at the opening of the codex exhibition, Prime Minister Edi Rama once again took advantage to ask from the EU member states their recommendation for the opening of EU accession negotiation.   “It is a rediscovery process for Albanians and a discovery for Europeans,...
  • Rama: I did not demand Tahiri’s resignation

    “A dignified act. It is the first one of this type in history. Respectful.” While appreciating Tahiri’s decision, Prime Minister Edi Rama does not comment on charges the former minister made during his resignation statement. “I do not judge anything that is said. This is a case that is...
  • US Ambassador welcomes Tahiri’s resignation as MP

    US Ambassador Donald Lu has welcomed the resignation as MP of former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri which will now be investigated without the shield of immunity.    “Investigations continue against Saimir Tahiri and (former Chief Prosecutor) Adriatik Llalla. No one is above the law! We welcome the fact that...
  • Basha reacts on Tahiri’s resignation as MP

    The leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha, in his first press release following MP’s mandate resignation by former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri, requested the expulsion of Prime Minister Edi Rama, the creation of an anti-mafia government and the organization of free and fair elections.  “The only solution is...
  • NYC schools to offer lessons in Albanian

    New York City schools offer instruction in numerous languages and on Thursday — in what officials said was a first in the US — Albanian was added to the list. There are 60,000 residents of Albanian heritage living in New York state, more than any other state, according to...
  • Saimir Tahiri resings the MP mandate

    Former Minister of Interior, Saimir Tahiri, resigned as MP and now can be tried by the judiciary without immunity. “I resign my MP mandate today. Until the whole truth comes out, I will not be a MP, but a simple citizen as over 2 million other Albanians”. I will...
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