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  • Albanian athlete crowned European champion

    Albanian athlete Izmir Smajli was crowned Saturday European champion in long jump. Snajli jumped 8.08 meters in the 34 European Athletics Indoor Championship being held in Belgrade, Serbia. Smajli ranked first ahead of Swedish and Ukrainian athletes. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama described the success as “Fantastic”. Smajli became...
  • Thaci welcomes Mogherini: The EU remains the main destination for Kosovo

    “The European Union remains the only aspiration of Kosovo and the entire region,” Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, told the Hig EU Representative for Foreing Policy and Security, Federica Mogherni on Satruday. “We have different challenges, but the same priorities”, said President Thaçi, adding that it is important that the...
  • Mogherini: Albania is Europe, we want it in EU

    The High EU Representative Federica Mogherini said that Albania is Europe and we want Albania to be part of our European Union. Speaking to the Tirana University students together with Albanian FM Ditmir Bushati, Mogherini said, she believes “our Union will not be complete until all the Western Balkans...
  • Opposition says is ready to dialogue for a caretaker government

    Hours after ruling coalition invited for dialogue, Albanian opposition said it is ready to sit down on the dialogue table “for a caretaker government that would guarantee free and fair elections.” This means that the Democratic Party led opposition forces do not withdraw from their main condition, which is...
  • Albanian ruling coalition invites oppositon to dialogue

    Albanian ruling coalition leaders Prime Minister Edi Rama and Parliament Speaker Ilir Meta invited the opposition for a dialogue at the parliament or other discussion tables requested by the Democratic Party. In a statement published after the weekly meeting between Rama and Meta, the coalition said it is ready...
  • Albanian , Greek FM discuss bilateral issues, Macedonia

    Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati met with Greek Counterpart Nikolaos Kotzias in Athens, where they discussed bilateral relation and regional issues, in particular the crisis in Macedonia. “Talks dwelt on the entire cooperation spectrum and strategic partnership between the two countries, developments in the region, current security challenges and...
  • Ivanov defies Mogherini, will not give the mandate to Zaev

    Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov Defied Thursday the EU high Representative for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini who called him to entrust the mandate to Zaev, as the constitution says. “I asked the President to reflect on the way forward, to reverse his decision in the interest of all citizens of...
  • Mogherini asks Ivanov to entrust the mandate to Zaev

    The EU High Representative Federica Mogherini asked Thursday the Macedonian President, Gjorge Ivanov to entrust the mandate to form the new government to Zoran Zaev, who represents the majority in Macedonian parliament. “I asked the President to reflect on the way forward, to reverse his decision in the interest...
  • Mogherini kick starts Western Balkans tour

    The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, started Wednesday his four-day long Western Balkans tour.  Before flying to Montenegro, Mogherini said the tour is to ensure “the process of integration of these countries into the Union is irreversible.” “For the European...
  • Albanian PM warns Macedonian President: There can be no Macedonia without Albanians

    “There can be no Macedonia without Albanians dear President,” Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama warned Macedonian President Gjeorge Ivanov on Wednesday. Rama said in a Twitter post that Albanian is not the language of the enemy. “Mister Ivanov, Albanian isn’t the enemy’s language but the language of a state-forming nation in...
  • IMF: Albanian economy’s main indicators improved in three years

    Albanian economy’s main indicators improved during last three years as the country concluded three-year IMF supported program, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. The fund said Albania drew last week the last installment of a SDR 295.42 million ($400.4 million) credit line, successfully concluding its three-year program aimed at restoring economic...
  • US Embassy welcomes Prenga’s resignation fromt the parliament

    The U.S. Embassy in Tirana welcomed Armando Prenga’s resignation from the Parliament, saying those with criminal records has no place in the parliament. “The U.S. Embassy welcomes former parliamentarian Armando Prenga’s departure from the parliament. Those with criminal records have no place in the parliament, courts, government, or municipalities...
  • Albanian FM to visit Athens this week

    Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati is due to visit Athens later this week, Greek media reports. “Protothema” said that during “the important” visit, two ministers, Bushati and Nikos Kotzias, are awaited to focus on various issues concerning two countries, including correction of school books, creation of cemeteries for Greek...
  • No normality in Albania until government resigns, Basha warns 

    Opposition leader Lulzim Basha warned Monday that the country  would not return to normality until the government resigns in favor of a caretaker government. “We are here to tell Rama that the only way to return the normality in the country is your resignation for a caretaker government. There...
  • Albanian MP resigns from post

    An Albanian member of parliament has resigned from the post, an hour before the Central Election Commission was scheduled to meet and decide his fate.  Armando Prenga, an MP for ruling Socialist Party handed over to the parliament the resignation letter on Monday.  In the letter for the Parliament Speaker...
  • Kosovo leaders grateful to Bangladesh for recognizing its Independence

    Kosovo leaders are grateful to Bangladeshi people and government, which decided early on Monday to recognize Kosovo as an independent and sovereign country. With this approval, Bangladesh becomes 114th country to recognize Kosovo’s independence. Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, wrote on Twitter: “Thank you people & government of Bangladesh for recognising...
  • Bangladesh recognizes Kosovo as an independent state

    Bangladesh recognized Kosovo as an independent and sovereign country, Dhaka Tribune said Monday. The newspaper said that Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam briefed the reporters on the decision after the regular cabinet meeting at the secretariat on Monday. With this approval, Bangladesh becomes 114th country to recognize Kosovo’s independence. Kosovo...
  • Police sue opposition leader for calling for violence, Basha: I did not!

    Albanian police has sued Democratic Party Leader Lulzim Basha for inciting calls for violence, but the opposition leader refuted claims saying he had been misunderstood.  The Police said Saturday in a statement that Basha was sued for his speech in front of protesters where he said: “You want a...
  • Albanian PM Pleads US: Don’t abandon us to the Russians

    Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has warned that the Balkans is in danger of slipping under Russian influence if the Trump administration ignores the region. In an interview published Thursday at “The Telegraph” Rama raised question also whether the European Union is doing enough to ensure stability and block...
  • Italian anti-Mafia Prosecutor: Drugs coming from Albania has tripled

    Italian National Anti-Mafia prosecutor, Franko Roberti, said Thursday that the drug cultivation in Albania and drug trafficking toward the other side of Adriatic has tripled during the last two years. Roberti made the comments after meeting with Albanian Prosecutor General, Adriatik Llalla, in capital Tirana. He said due to the...
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