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  • Democrats and Socialists clash over obdusman election

    The two main political parties in Albania clashed Wednesday over the elections of the new ombudsman. The Democratic Party in opposition accused ruling Socialist Party “of trying to capture the institution of ombudsman” in discordance with the agreed political pact and the the spirit of constitution. Eduart Halimi, an...
  • Albania: Candidates for the High Council of Prosecution revealed

    Albania’s Public Prosecutor Office has revealed Wednesday names of 19 prosecutors competing to become part of the new High Council of Prosecution in the country. The new prosecution body is being established in the framework of the judicial reform taking place in Albania. The Administrative Commission of the General...
  • Kosovo, Serbia leaders meet in Brussels amid tension

    Kosovo and Serbian leaders met Tuesday night in Brussels in a new round of talks aimed at normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina. The meeting between Presidents Hashim Thaçi and Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Ministers Isa Mustafa and Aleksandar Vucic was mediated by the High Representative of the...
  • TIA: Corruption perception in Albania increased

    The majority of Albanians think that the corruption increased in the country during the last two years, Transparency International said Wednesday in its latest report. “The majority of people across the Western Balkans think that corruption increased in the past two years,” the organization said, adding that “In particular, corruption...
  • Albania concludes 3 year long program with IMF

    Albania concluded Tuesday a three year long intensive program with the International Monetary Fund. Three years before Albanian government accepted to have a monitoring agreement with the IMF in exchange of a € 330 million loan. IMF’s chief of mission for Albania, Anita Tuladhar, considered as successful the cooperation...
  • CAS dismisses Serbia’s appeal against Kosovo UEFA membership

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed Tuesday the appeal filed by the Football Association of Serbia against Kosovo’s UEFA member. Football Federation of Kosovo (FFK) was admitted as the 55th member association of UEFA in May last year, a move that Serbia says is illegal and...
  • Tirana’s air over polluted

    The air in capital Tirana is over polluted with 50 per cent compared to European Union’s standards, officials say. Jualian Beqiri, the head of Albania’s National Environment Agency says according to the EU standards the allowed concentration of the PM10, or the dust particles, is 40 micrograms in one...
  • Greek Soldiers of Albanian origin could face 5 years in prison for making eagle symbol

    Seven Greek soldiers of Albanian origin who posted on Facebook a photo with their hands making the symbol of the Albanian flag’s eagle could face possible sentences of 5 years in prison, Greek media says. According to the Greek Newspaper “Protothema”, the Hellenic Army General Staff suggested they would...
  • Rama: Albanians spending less money on health service

    Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Monday that thanks to the comprehensive reforms undertaken by his government Albanians are speeding less money on health service today compared to four years ago. “Thanks to our reforms the entire Albanian population has free access to the health service,” Rama said,...
  • Albanian FM Bushati meets with Mogherini in Barcelona

    Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati met with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on Monday in Barcelona. Bushati travelled to Barcelona to participate the second Union for the Mediterranean Regional Forum entitled “Mediterranean in Action: Youth for Stability and Development”.  The duo...
  • Albania’s top election body: There is no time for electronic voting

    The head of Albania’s top election body said on Sunday they country has no time to implement the electronic voting and counting system. The chairman of the Central Election Commission Denar Biba told reporters that it requires about two-year time to fully implement the technology in the election process....
  • Italy seizes 1.35 tons of cannabis, two Albanians arrested

    Italian Guardia di Finanzia seized Sunday a speedboat with some 1.35 tons of cannabis sativa around Puglia’s coast, southern Italy. Albanian police said in a statement they informed and cooperated with Italian police to catch the speedboat that was reaching Italian coast from Albania. The police say that the...
  • Kosovo: Thousands protest in support of former PM Haradinaj

    Thousands of protesters have gathered in capital Prishtina to protest in support of former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, who was arrested and later released on bail in France on Serbia’s request. Serbia, which issued an international arrest warrant back in 2004, accuses Haradinaj for crimes against Serbian civil population...
  • Rama promises retrial after judicial reform for January 21st killings

    Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama promised the family members of those killed on January 21-st, six years ago, that the perpetrators of what he called a “state massacre” would be put before justice after the implementation of the judicial reform.  Four protesters were killed in January 2011 in front...
  • Albanian President congratulates Trump, vows support in fight against terror

    Albanian President Bujar Nishani congratulated Friday the new U.S. President Donald Trump in a message, vowing support in the fight against ISIS and terror. In the congratulatory message published it his official website, Nishani expressed once more his “deep gratitude for everything the United States has done in support...
  • Kosovo President congratulates Trump on assuming office

    Kosovo President Hashim Thaci congratulated Friday the new U.S. President, Donald Trump, on assuming the office. Thaci said Kosovo welcomes the energy and passion Trump has shown, for his responsibility as Head of State. “Kosovo, always, has its eyes turned towards Washington. We are proud to share the same...
  •  Albanian teacher arrested on charges of spreading ISIS propaganda

    A private religious high school teacher in Albania was arrested Thursday on charges of spreading the ISIS propaganda, authorities said. Albanian police sources said the teacher Emine Alushi was arrested Thursday morning in northern city of Shkodra and sent to testify in capital Tirana, where the case is to...
  • Democratic Party rules out any scenario to boycott elections

    Democratic Party leader Lulzim Bahsa ruled out any possibility for the Albanian opposition to boycott upcoming general elections to be held in June 18th. “Democratic Party will take part in the elections and they will be fair and free. There is no other scenario,” Basha said. “We will fight,...
  • Kosovo to have a dedicated terminal at Albanian port

    Kosovo will have a dedicated terminal at Albanian city port of Durres within a month, Albanian and Kosovo senior ministers said Wednesday. Kosovo Minister of Finance Abdullah Hoti said that “within mid-February Albania and Kosovo will open a joint terminal at the port of Durres.” Speaking at a joint...
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