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  • 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...
  • Hahn regrets Albanian opposition’s parliamentary boycott

    The EU commissioner, Johannes Hahn, said he very much regrets the parliamentary boycott announced by the opposition in Albania. “The political debate should not take place outside, but inside the parliament.  Cooperation of government and opposition is crucial for the country’s ambition to join the European Union,” the EU...
  • Albania rapporteur for the EP calls on opposition to return to Parliament

    The Albania rapporteur for the European Parliament, Knut Fleckenstein, called on opposition to return to the Parliament while protesting for what they believe is right.  “I really ask my colleges and friends from the Democratic Party to continue what they feel is necessary but to come back to the work,”...
  • Albanian PM accuses opposition of abandoning the judicial reform

    Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama accused the Democratic Party led opposition of abandonin the judicial reform after their decision to boycott the parliament until Rama resigns to pave the way for a caretaker government. Opposition supporters have occupied the square in front of Government headquarters in capital since Saturday...
  • Albania: Former Director General of Prisons arrested

    Albanian police arrested Tuesday former Director General of Prisons, Artur Zoto, accused of “Passive corruption”. Zoto was arrested after the Court of Serious Crimes ruled for him to be “remanded in custody”. The verdict came on the request of Albanian General Prosecution Office. Zoto has served as the Director...
  • Albanian opposition calls for nation-wide protests to bring down the government

    Albanian opposition called Tuesday for nation-wide protests against the corrupt government, in a move aimed at forcing PM Rama to resign.   Democratic Party led opposition’s protest in front of Prime Ministry building in capital Tirana entered Tuesday its fourth day. The opposition says it will not step back...
  • Kosovo is not Catalonia, Thaci appeals to Spain to recognize Kosovo

    Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, called on Spain to recognize Kosovo “as soon as possible” arguing that Spain is “not Milosevic’s Serbia, while Kosovo is not Catalonia or the Basque country.” Thaci, speaking in an interview for the EFE Agency, said that recognizing Kosovo “should not create any additional nationalist tensions...
  • General Prosecution requests finger prints of 9 MPs and mayors

    Six members of Albanian Parliament and three mayors will be forced to give their finger prints to police within five days, as they are alleged to have been sentenced for various criminal offences at the European Union countries before returning to Albania and takeing important positions. The request was made Monday...
  • Kosovo eyes INTERPOL membership

    President Hashim Thaci discussed the possibility of Kosovo becoming an INTERPOL member with the Secretary General of the Organization, Jurgen Stock. The meeting was held at the sidelines of the Security Conference in Munih, Germany. President Thaçi said that Kosovo fulfills all the conditions for membership in INTERPOL adding...
  • Albanian opposition boycotts parliament

    Albanian opposition will boycott the parliament for the time its supporters will be protesting at the square in front of the government headquarters in Tirana.  Democratic Party led opposition forces called a protest to force the government implement electronic voting in upcoming elections on Saturday. They set up tents...
  • Albanian opposition vows to protest until PM resigns

    Hundreds of Democratic Party and opposition supporters have passed the night at the tents set up at the boulevard in front of Prime Ministry building in Tirana, requesting Prime Minister’s resignation to pave the way for a caretaker government to guarantee free and fair elections. They have passed Saturday night playing...
  • EU should have more strategic approach towards Balkans, Thaci says

    Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has requested from European Union to have a more strategic approach toward Western Balkans, especially Kosovo, his official website said.  Kosovo Presidency said that President Thaci met with European Commissioner for Enlargement, Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Migration, Internal Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, the...
  • Albanian PM posts online footage from the protest against him

    Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has followed online the protest against him on Saturday, with reports that he has not been at the Prime Minstry, in front of which thousands gathered to request his resignation in favor of a caretaker government. Rama posted a video online with video footage...
  • Thousands march in Albania requesting caretaker government

    Thousands of people marched Saturday in capital Tirana, in a protest called by Democratic Party led opposition forces, calling for a caretaker government to send Albania toward upcoming general elections. “Today we take the decision to stop once and for all the masquerade of election robbery. We will either...
  • Albania braces for major opposition protest

    The Albanian Democratic Party is bracing for a major protest on Saturday, with the main aim to force the government implement the electronic voting and counting system in the upcoming general elections. A day before the planned protest, Democratic Party leader, Lulzim Basha, met with the ally parties in...
  • Kosovo celebrates 9th anniversary of independence

    Kosovo, the youngest country in Europe, turned nine on Friday. Nine years have passed since MPs signed the Kosovo declaration of independence on Feb. 17, 2008. Kosovo Parliament held a special session on Thursday on the occasion, while on Friday Prime Ministers of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa and Albanian PM,...
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