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  • US Embassy: Disappointed from Rama’s statement

    The US Embassy in Tirana has reacted to the statements of Prime Minister Edi Rama for a joint President of Albania and Kosovo. In its post, the United States diplomatic headquarters does not hide the frustration for this stance, saying these allegations do not serve good neighborly relations.  “The...
  • Rama: EU negotiations to be opened within this year

    Prime Minister Rama expresses confidence that EU membership negotiations will be opened this year. But he does not say the same   whether the decision will come in June, or in December by consulting the ministers of the union countries. “I am very convinced that negotiations will be opened. The...
  • Xhafaj in UK: Cooperation for Bilateral Operations

    Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj has launched a visit to Great Britain, where he says he has pledged concrete support for the “Power of Law” operation and for Cooperation on Bilateral Operations. “In London, the country with one of the best police in the world. An intensive day at Metropolitan...
  • Meta with the EC delegation: Ideas for territorial division or exchanges, unacceptable

    The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta received in a meeting the delegation of the European Council on Foreign Relations, headed by Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden. President Meta considered it “unacceptable and impossible the destructive ideas for division or exchange of...
  • Three Albanians arrested in USA

    Police in several Metro Detroit communities worked 24-7 for several weeks watching 3 men who are now charged with conspiracy, home invasion and other charges. Police say they cased the business and homes of Asian business owners to then break into their homes and steal cash, jewelry and other...
  • Former PM Berisha will not testify in Shullazi’s trial

    Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha, will not testify in Emiliano Shullazi’s trial, at the Serious Crimes Court. Shullazi has confirmed his withdrawal of the request for Sali Berisha to face the judges in quality of witness. Shullazi’s attorney had previously sought the testimony of some political figures about the...
  • Online prostitution ring destroyed

    State Police has destroyed a virtual prostitution ring. Police arrested a 24 -year- old girl which was the manager of the activity called “Chat Line Adult Work”. “Anushe Ll., is allegedly accused of employing girls and exploited them for virtual prostitution, which was developed through the logo on the...
  • Maritime negotiations with Greece, Meta indicates the “red line”

    President Ilir Meta, at a press conference on Tuesday, reminded Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati, Prime Minister Edi Rama and all institutions that the Constitutional Court’s verdict after the 2009 agreement is the red line mandatory to be implemented in maritime negotiations with Greece. “The constitution and the Constitutional Court’s...
  • Plenipotence for negotiations with Greece, Meta’s letter published

    President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, has rejected the request of Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati for giving power over the negotiations expected to take place with Greece for border demarcation. In a public letter, Meta says the request does not clearly define the object of negotiations for which a...
  • “Albania – Kosovo, joint president”, react Greek media

    Prime Minister Edi Rama’s statement on a joint president with Kosovo has been commented by the Greek media. In an article by Eleftheros Typos, the statement of Albanian PM is described as his dream of a Greater Albania.  “Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama is back to his dreams of...
  • Albania – Kosovo joint president, EC reacts on PM Rama’s statement

    European Commission has reacted this Monday following Prime Minister Edi Rama’s statements for a joint president with Kosovo. In her reaction, EC spokeswoman Catherine Ray considered these statements inappropriate, as according to her, they could be interpreted as a political interference in neighboring countries. According to Ray, Rama’s statements...
  • Xhafaj: Police vetting will be followed by political vetting

    While the vetting has kicked off against judges and prosecutors, also the State Police is expected to go through this process, Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj has warned that the politicians will pass through Vetting as well. Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj, warned that  Police vetting, will be followed by the...
  • Tahiri issue/ Opposition accusations to Socialist Party

    Senior Democratic Party officials accused the majority on Monday of hindering any investigative commission against former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri. In a statement to the media, MP Edi Paloka said “the inquiry commission is asking for them and they take time to change the object of the investigation. This...
  • Xhafaj: We will cut the financial support to criminal groups

    Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj, stated from Lezha city that State Police intends to strike important criminal groups operating in Shkodra and Lezha regions. Minister Xhafaj said he wanted the police in these circles to deal with the sequestration of criminal assets in these two districts. “There has been done...
  • Albania is among the countries with the highest seismic risk in Europe

    Southeast Albania was hit by an 4.3 on Richter scale earthquake, on Saturday early morning. According to the Institute of Seismology, its epicenter was 9 kilometers north of Erseka city. According to the experts, because of its location, Albania is among the countries with the highest seismic risk in...
  • US congratulate Kosovo on its 10th anniversary of Independence

    On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Independence, Kosovo received a congratulatory message from the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “I wish the people of Kosovo for this anniversary as a sovereign state”,  reads the message of the American Chief of Staff. “The United States supports Kosovo...
  • Rama: Agreement with Greece, to get back what we lost in 2009

    Prime Minister Edi Rama says the maritime agreement with Greece will be reached soon because the parties agreed to have a new accord that would eventually determine Albania’s sovereignty over its territories. Invited to the “Zona e Pavarësisë” talk show in Klan Kosova, Rama said that this process was...
  • Allegations of Corruption, Llalla for US media: Lu misinformed US Department of State

    Former Chief State Prosecutor Adriatik Llalla reacted for the first time following the decision of the US State Department, in which Llalla and his family are banned to enter the United States with the argument that the former Chief Prosecutor was involved in significant corruption cases. In a reaction to...
  • PM Rama honoured by Kosovo President Thaçi

    Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama has been honored with the Presidential Medal by the Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi , on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Kosovo Independence. Thaçi expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Rama and his government for their constant contribution to Kosovo. “Today I was honored...
  • Bushati: EU should balance the rule of law and economic development

    As Albania is awaiting a positive recommendation from the European Commission for opening membership negotiations, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati urges the Union to balance the rule of law and the economic development. Bushati attended the meeting of EU foreign ministers in Sofia, where he also talked about...
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