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DP’s Salianji backs protest of July 7 called by former PM Berisha

TIRANA, June 30 - The deputy of the Democratic Party (DPi, Ervin Salianji expressed on Thursday his support for the July 7 protest called by former Prime Minister...

Socialist MP announces pending launch of accession talks between Albania an...

TIRANA, June 30 - "A political agreement has already been reached between the parties and the first Intergovernmental Conference will be held next week," said the Chairman of...

Abazovic – Porfirije meeting: Agreement of Montenegro with Serbian Or...

TIRANA, June 30 - The meeting between the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Porfirije and the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dritan Abazovic was held at the Patriarchate...

Sweden and Finland invited to NATO which will increase its forces on high a...

TIRANA, June 29 - NATO invited Sweden and Finland on Wednesday to join the military alliance in one of the biggest shifts in European security in decades after...

Albanian advocates decide to boycott court hearings indefinitely

TIRANA, June 29 - The General Council of the Albanian Chamber of Advocates has taken the decision to boycott court hearings indefinitely. The decision was taken to reject...

ACC member companies complain of poor services of E-Albania

TIRANA, June 29 - The transition of online services from May 1 has brought problems to businesses. As many as 225 member companies of the American Chamber of...

A phone message saves life of an official in northern town

TIRANA, June 29 - A message on the phone of the Director of the Health Care Operator in Shkodra Suida Kuka seems to have been her rescue from...

DP’s Berisha says PM Rama is suffocating citizens; real inflation is 29 p...

TIRANA, June 28 - Democratic Party (DP) Chairman Sali Berisha accused PM Edi Rama of going to Brussels and talking 5 times more about Serbia than about Albania...

Victims and steep rise of Covid-19 infections in Albania in the last 24 hou...

TIRANA, June 28 - The number of infected persons with Covid-19 increased from 280 cases on Monday to 550 new cases on Tuesday, the highest figure recorded in...

Prosecution rules house arrest for 2 senior police officers, 6 others suspe...

TIRANA, June 27 - Security measures have been executed for seven police officers after the clash with firearms in Elbasan during the 2021 election campaign, where Pjerin Xhuvani...

60% of Albanians cannot afford expenses for one-week vacation per year

TIRANA, June 27 - The Balkan Barometer for 2022 showed that 60% of Albanians surveyed stated that they cannot afford the expenses for one week of vacation per...

Massive poisoning of citizens by drinking water in Kukës, police say medic...

TIRANA, June 27 - Kukës Police announced on Monday that investigations have begun after the poisoning of dozens of citizens by drinking water in the village of Shtiqen...

G7 kicks off as British PM says to protect unity really honest discussions ...

TIRANA, June 26 - The summit for the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States started in a castle in the Bavarian Alps...

DP’s Salianji speaks of ‘golden’ roads of Albania enriching source of...

TIRANA, June 26 - Democratic Party (DP) MP Ervin Salianji has reacted harshly after the investigation regarding the probe made into the costs of the road Kardhiq-Delvine, southern...

Rising curve of Covid infections with young unvaccinated patients making ma...

TIRANA, June 26 - The experts of the Public Health Institute (PHI) have said that the infection curve will continue to increase again as over 1600 positive cases...

DP lawmaker Tabaku blasts government’s fiscal amnesty

TIRANA, June 25 - Democratic Party (DP) deputy Jorida Tabaku has reacted after the publication of the Fiscal Amnesty by the government for public consultation, calling this decision...

North Macedonia rejects French proposal regarding the lifting of Bulgaria...

TIRANA, June 25 - After official Skopje rejected the French proposal as unacceptable for the country, North Macedonian Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani indicated that a window remains open...

Ex-PM says Rama is the most ignorant politician in Albania’s transition h...

TIRANA, June 25 - Democratic Party (DP) Chairman Sali Berisha called the language of Prime Minister Edi Rama unworthy and ordinary at the Summit of Leaders in Brussels....

American Embassy ignores visit of former US vice president Pence to Tirana ...

TIRANA, June 24 - Former US vice president Mike Pence stated in a meeting with the Iranian mujahedeen community in Albania on Thursday that the current administration of...

Vote on ending Bulgaria’s veto against North Macedonia’s EU accessi...

TIRANA, June 24 - Bulgarian Bulgarian lawmakers on Friday voted in favor of the government lifting its veto on EU membership talks for neighbor North Macedonia. North Macedonia...

FM’s husband turns from people in need into strategic investor, Socialist...

TIRANA, June 24 - The Albanian government has given the status of strategic investor for the construction of a hotel and the use of a coastal area in...

DP’s Berisha blames PM Rama for new failure of Albania to launch acce...

TIRANA, June 23 - Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha addressed a message to Prime Minister Edi Rama after the non-opening of negotiations, a decision taken at the EU...

US ex- vice president Mike Pence meets NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi i...

TIRANA, June 23 - Former US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday visited Iranian dissidents in Albania, where he met with the leaders of National Council of Resistance of Iran...

FM involved in accusations and counteraccusations about her husband’s sta...

TIRANA, June 23 - Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha has accused Foreign Minister Olta Xhacka in Thursday’s plenary session of the Assembly of benefiting from properties in the...

‘Civic Resistance for Albania’ created, the first 56 civil soci...

TIRANA, June 22 - The creation of "Civic Resistance for Albania" was announced at a roundtable held by the chairman of the Democratic Party (DP), Sali Berisha and...

Lifting of parliamentary mandate of FM Olta Xhacka required

TIRANA, June 22 - At the request of the Democratic Party parliamentary faction led by Enkelejd Alibeaj, the Council of Mandates of Parliament will convene regarding the immunity...

Outgoing President has a platform beyond SMI, said Meta’s advisor

TIRANA, June 22 -  Former Foreign Minister Edmond Panariti, who currently holds the post of advisor to the president, has revealed the next steps that Ilir Meta is...

Positive signals from Sofia on lifting veto on North Macedonia

Bulgaria’s main opposition party has said it will support lifting the country’s veto on the start of EU accession talks with North Macedonia, in what could herald a...

Albanian ministry explains source water of ‘Syri i Kaltert’ not...

TIRANA, June 21 - The Ministry of Tourism reacted on Tuesday after the news circulated in the Greek media on the proposal of the Mayor of Northern Corfu,...

Number of COVID-19 cases is significantly increasing in Albania day by day

TIRANA, June 21 - The number of cases with COVID-19 has increased significantly during the last 24 hours, according to the data issued by the Ministry of Health...

Judiciary reform bears name of failure…

By Ylli Manjani* This reform has a name called failure. We can not do much about it right now. The opposition lost the opportunity to make its contribution....

EU extends sanctions against Crimea for one year

The Council of the European Union extended sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol, originally introduced in June 2014 as part of the community's strategy to not recognize the peninsula...

Rama speaks of fake news about Albanian and Kosovo citizens killed in Ukrai...

TIRANA, June 20 - Prime Minister Edi Rama attended the launching of the book written by former Kosovo FM, Enver Hoxhaj in Pristina and took the opportunity to...

New map of justice as a means of ethnic cleansing in Albania

TIRANA, June 20 - The Chairman of the Democratic Party (DP), Sali Berisha raised the alarm regarding the purpose of the document on the new map of justice...

President returns agreement on administration of Butrint to Assembly for re...

TIRANA, June 20 - President Ilir Meta has returned for review to the Assembly the agreement on the administration of Butrint Park, southern Albania. According to Meta, that...

Repentant defendant Dumani’s sister resigns from Foreign Ministry as she ...

TIRANA, June 20 – Repentant defendant's sister Nuredin Dumani, who is in jail under charges of serious criminal activity and belonging to underworld criminal gangs, has resigned from...

Turkey reconfirms support to sovereignty, territorial integrity and politic...

TIRANA, June 19 - Turkey has reiterated once again its support to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political unity of Kosovo."We care about the strengthening of Kosovo’s state...

Official agenda of the joint meeting between governments of Albania and Kos...

TIRANA, June 19 - The Government of Albania and that of Kosovo will hold in Pristina on Monday the consecutive joint meeting where several cooperation agreements are expected...

Explosion in Durres causing damage and panic on Sunday morning

TIRANA, June 19 - An explosion caused material damage to the shop owned by the citizen, Shaban Aga in the seaport city of Durres, a police release said...

Albanian-Polish agreement to increase cooperation in the field of defense

TIRANA, June 19 - Albania and Poland have signed a new agreement to increase cooperation in the field of defense after a long period of negotiations. The agreement...

Russia claims to have killed 42 Albanian ‘mercenaries’ and 1 Mo...

TIRANA, June 18 - The Russian Ministry of Defense has published the full statistics of foreign "mercenaries" killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the war with Russia....

Putin: Good relations between Russia and BiH’s RS entity since Dodik ...

Russia has “developed very good relations” with Bosnia’s Republika Srpska (RS) entity since the Bosnian Serb BiH Presidency member, Milorad Dodik has been in power, Russian President, Vladimir...

Opposition demands resignation of Interior Minister over his son’s al...

TIRANA, June 18- The opposition Democratic Party (DP) has demanded the resignation of the Minister of Interior, Bledi Cuci. DP Secretary General Flamur Noka said in a press...

DP deputy reminds PM that Albania would have 2 satellites in space in June

TIRANA, June 18 - Democratic Party (DP) deputy Ervin Salianji recalled the promise made by Prime Minister Edi Rama in a parliamentary session that Albania would have its...

WB6 fears Open Balkans has the potential to undermine regional cooperation

TIRANA, June 17 - The Open Balkans project will compete negatively with the Berlin Process and lead regional integration in a fragmented direction, said Strategic Group 6 of...

Oil price breaks record high in Albania on Friday

TIRANA, June 17- The Transparency Board has published the new prices of fuels and a new record of the oil price is set. Oil has gone to 265...

Chamber of Advocates says indefinite boycott if its proposals are not met

TIRANA, June 17 - The Chamber of Advocates has announced an indefinite boycott if their proposals regarding the new court map are not met. There are 4 days...

PM Rama warns of government administration of municipalities going bankrupt

TIRANA, June 17 - Prime Minister Edi Rama has issued a tough warning that the government will take over the administration of all those municipalities that are heading...

Ex-PM Berisha denounces decision to prevent media from publishing repentant...

TIRANA, June 16 - Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha has called the decision of the Special Prosecution against Organized Crime and Corruption (SPAK) to stop publishing the testimonies...

DP lawmaker says Albanian Assembly smells cigars and drugs

TIRANA, June 16 - "The smell of cigars, not to mention the smell of hashish, are suffocating in this Assembly," declared the deputy of the Democratic Party (DP),...

Weapons’ modification workshop discovered on suburbs of Tirana

TIRANA, June 16 - An apartment was discovered on Wednesday by the police where firearms were modified and mufflers were produced. The adapted workshop was located in the...

DP’s Berisha reveals why ministers Peleshi and Xhacka didn’t ac...

TIRANA, June 15 - Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha reacted on the visit of Prime Minister Edi Rama to Ukraine during which he was accompanied by the Minister...

Tirana citizens in protest against increases of prices in Albania

TIRANA, June 15 - A protest against the price increase was organized by the civil society in Tirana on Wednesday. The citizens gathered in Skënderbej Square from where...

SMI’s Xhixho enthusiastic over return of outgoing president Meta at t...

TIRANA, June 14 - Socialist Movement for Integration (SMI) MP Erisa Xhixho said on Tuesday that the opposition will have a totally different dimension after July 25.The return...

Switzerland alongside Albania for European integration

TIRANA, June 14 - The Speaker, Lindita Nikolla held a meeting on Tuesday with the Speaker of the Swiss Parliament, Irène Kälin during her official visit to Switzerland....

Rama and Abazovic leave for Kiev at Zelensky’s invitation

TIRANA, June 14 - The Prime Ministers of Albania and Montenegro, Edi Rama and Dritan Abazovic, respectively, left for a visit to Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday. Rama and...

‘As echo of arrest of ex-Socialist Mayor of Vora in possession of 20k...

TIRANA, June 13 - US Ambassador Yuri Kim has said Albania is at a critical moment of the fight against organized crime while she praised the government of...

FBI Director pledges strong support for Albanian police

TIRANA, June 13 - The General Director of the Albanian State Police, Gledis Nano held a special meeting with the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),...

Protests against skyrocketing prices announced by civil society

TIRANA, June 13 - The price of oil has reached higher levels than ever before, being sold at 258 lek per liter. Likewise even the prices of other...

DP, Albanian Bar Association denounces the closure of 18 courts across Alba...

TIRANA, June 13 - Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha reacted on Monday to the new court map according to which 18 courts are closed throughout Albania. During his...

Rama thanked the patronagists; Tabaku reacts: The crime that the guilty are...

TIRANA, June 12 - Prime Minister Edi Rama dedicated his post on Facebook to Socialist Party (SP) which celebrated the 31st anniversary of its founding on Sunday. The...

Montenegro’s Abazovic will soon visit Kiev at Zelensky’s invita...

TIRANA, June 12 - The Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dritan Abazovic has accepted the invitation of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to visit the capital of Ukraine,...

Rama’s mockery of N. Macedonian PM causes political clashes in Skopje

TIRANA, June 12 - Prime Minister Edi Rama defended his Macedonian counterpart, Dimitar Kovacevski after the handshake jokes with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as the opposition in North...

Ex-Socialist Mayor of Vora arrested by Italian police in possession of 20kg...

Former mayor of Vora Agim Kajmaku, who ran as a candidate of the ruling Socialist Party (SP) in that municipality (15 km west of Tirana), has been arrested...

Number of courts reduced in Albania, says High Judicial Council

TIRANA, June 11 - The High Judicial Council (HJC) has approved the new court map, which provides that Albania will have 13 courts out of 22 that were...

Invitation to SMI leadership to attend SP’s 31st anniversary seen as ...

TIRANA, June 11 - The governing Socialist Party (SP) will celebrate on Sunday the 31st anniversary of its abandonment of the platform of the former communist Party of...

Remote controlled explosion of a car kills 27-year old driver in Tirana, pa...

TIRANA, June 11 – Citizen Aleksandër Sadikaj, 27 years old, died as a result of injuries caused by the explosion of the car he was driving. The explosion...

German Chancellor urges Kosovo and Serbia to find a political, comprehensiv...

TIRANA, June 10 - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz asked Kosovo and Serbia for a clear commitment to reaching a lasting political solution to their long-standing dispute over Kosovo's...

PM Rama meets with his Greek counterpart Mitsotakis at SEECP summit in Thes...

TIRANA, June 10 - At the invitation of the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama is attending the Southeast European Cooperation Process (SEECP)...

DP’s Berisha warns of massive protests against monist regime of PM Rama

TIRANA, June 10- Comparing the government of Prime Minister Edi Rama with the totalitarian regime, the leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Sali Berisha announced the creation of...

Germany’s Olaf Scholz avoids Tirana from his Balkan tour

TIRANA, June 9 - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will not visit Tirana as it was reported by some local portals according to which Scholz had accepted the invitation...

Special police forces fail to catch two wanted underworld criminals despite...

TIRANA, June 9- Special forces nicknamed RENEA "armored" the city of Elbasan, central Albania, in a surprise manner on Thursday evening, and as it's learned from police sources...

DP lawmaker expelled from plenary session of Parliament as he called Social...

TIRANA, June 9 - There were strong debates in the Parliament on Thursday afternoon. Socialist Party (SP) deputy Taulant Balla has demanded the removal of Democratic Party (DP)...

DP lawmaker worried over skyrocketing prices, project of Velipoja – Ulcin...

TIRANA, June 9 - Democratic Party (DP) lawmaker Jorida Tabaku has said that the World Bank report talks about a situation of stagflation. Discussing the adoption of the...

Rama and Abazovic agree on constructions of Velipoja-Ulqin bridge

TIRANA, June 8 - Prime Minister Edi Rama during the meeting with the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dritan Abazovic discussed the project of the new bridge Velipoja-Ulcinj. Rama...

Serb President Vucic praises PM Rama as leader whose dedication made possib...

TIRANA, June 8 - Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia signed several agreements in the field of tourism and culture during the "Open Balkans" summit in Ohrid, North Macedonia...

DP chairman plays down ‘quarrel’ with President Meta on decree on new h...

TIRANA, June 7 - The leader of the Democratic Party (DP), Sali Berisha said on Tuesday that there is no quarrel with President Ilir Meta after the "clash"...

Torching fires on the island of Sazan and Mirdita put out

TIRANA, June 7 - The Ministry of Defense has informed that the fires on the island of Sazan have been stopped from burning after an uninterrupted work from...

SPAK head denies any probe into corrupted affairs of new President Bajram B...

TIRANA, June 7 - The new President of Albania, Bajram Begaj is not being investigated by the authority of serious crimes prosecution, SPAK as it has been recently...

Albanian firefighters, army fighting to put out the big fire on Sazan Islan...

TIRANA, June 6 - General Director of Civil Emergencies Haki Çako accompanied by fire experts have conducted air control over the island of Sazan on the Adriatic Sea...

DP Chairman Berisha accuses Socialist top MP Balla of links with underworld...

TIRANA, June 6 - The chairman of the Democratic Party (DP), Sali Berisha declared in the Parliament that the head of the Socialist Party (SP) parliamentary group, Taulant...

Deputies without parliamentary groups demand more time to speak in plenary ...

TIRANA, June 6 - There were remarks in Monday’s plenary session of Parliament as opposition MP Luan Baci has described the time given by the chair of the...

Vucic congratulates Begaj hoping to cooperate for promoting “Open Bal...

TIRANA, June 5 - Being aware that the newly elected President, Bajram Begaj is a pick up in the political games of Prime Minister Edi Rama, Serb President...

Turkey’s opposition leader meets Meta in Istanbul, praises traditional fr...

TIRANA, June 5 - President Ilir Meta held a meeting with opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu as part of his official visit to Turkey. Meta said that they discussed...

US Embassy greets election of Major General Bajram Begaj as Albania’s...

TIRANA, June 4 - Shortly after being elected new President of Albania by SP- ruled Parliament, Bajram Begaj was greeted by the US Embassy in Tirana. A statement...

DP Chairman criticises President Meta’s decree to dismiss presidential ca...

TIRANA, June 4 - The leader of the Democratic Party (DP), Sali Berisha expressed himself against President Ilir Meta for his decree on the dismissal of Bajram Begaj...

DP’s leading hierarchy elected, Flamur Noka declared Secretary General

TIRANA, June 4 - The National Council of the Democratic Party (DP) voted on Friday for the Secretary General, the two Vice Chairmen and other party structures, DP...

Burning of Bulgarian Cultural Center in Bitola an act to undermine Skopje-S...

TIRANA, June 4 - The building of the Bulgarian Cultural Center "Ivan Mihailov" was burned in Bitola on Saturday morning. "We expect the institutions to fully investigate the...

DP accuses presidential candidate Begaj of ‘looting’ military n...

TIRANA, June 3 - Democratic Party (DP) led by former PM Sali Berisha has denounced the candicay of Major General Bajram Begaj for the post of Albania's new...

Ruling Socialist Party picks up Bajram Begaj as presidential candidate

TIRANA, June 3 - The ruling Socialist Party (SP) has picked up Bajram Begaj, the current Chief of General Staff of the army, as a candidate for the...

A divided DP with different stances on participation in election of new pre...

TIRANA, June 3 - The faction of the Democratic Party (DP) parliamentary group headed by Enkelejd Alibeaj will not take part in the election of the new president...

DP’s Berisha says Dumani’s testimonies prove links of gangs with hi...

TIRANA, June 3 - Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha harshly attacked the Rama government during his speech at the National Council of the Democratic Party (DP) on Friday....

Croatia ready to adopt euro in January 2023

Croatia will adopt the euro on January 1, 2023. Bulgaria’s hopes of doing likewise in 2024 look increasingly slim, however.  Challenging conditions mean that only limited progress has...

A balance sheet of performance of SPAK during May

TIRANA, June 2 - The authority of the serious crimes prosecution, SPAK has made a balance sheet of its work for the month of May this year, said...

Afghan refugees in Albania, forgotten and facing eviction

TIRANA, June 2 - Afghan refugees staying in the Albanian coastal city of Shengjin until their visas for the US and other countries are processed say they are...

Ex- RTSH director sentenced to 1 year and 4 months in prison on corruption ...

TIRANA, June 2 - Former director of Albanian Radio Television (RTSH) Thoma Gëllçi has been sentenced by the Special Court of First Instance for Corruption and Organized Crime...

Albania takes Presidency in the UN Security Council

TIRANA, June 1 - The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka said that with the Presidency of Albania in the UN Security Council begins an intensive...

Joint meeting of governments of Albania and Kosovo to be held by end of Jun...

TIRANA, June 1 - The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti announceds on Tuesday that the next meeting between the Government of Kosovo and that of Albania will...

SMI’s Vasili blasts Parliament and government for stealing people thr...

TIRANA, June 1 - The Deputy Chairman of the Socialist Movement for Integration (SMI), Petrit Vasili has reacted after the recent increase in the price of oil in...

Democrat deputy and ex-FM worried over failure of Albania’s Assembly ...

TIRANA, May 31 - Democratic Party (DP) MP Tritan Shehu has reacted after the majority in the Conference of Chairmen did not pass the request for voting on...
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