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French President announces compromise between Skopje and Sofia/ Albanian PM...

TIRANA, June 30 - French President Emanuel Macron announced in Madrid on Thursday that a compromise had been reached between Bulgaria and North Macedonia to lift the Bulgarian...

PM Rama attends the NATO Summit, meets with US President Biden

TIRANA, June 29 - Prime Minister Edi Rama participated on Wednesday in the proceedings of the NATO Summit taking place in Madrid, Spain. Before the start of the...

Exclusive/ Kosovo Ambassador to Albania Skender Durmishi: We are a nation, ...

Exclusive interview for ARGUMENTUM.al with the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Albania, Skender Durmishi By Marjana Doda Editor-in- Chief "In addition to history and sentiments, Albania...

Albanian PM brings back issue of satellites promising they’ll be launched...

TIRANA, June 28 - Prime Minister Edi Rama said in a conference on Tuesday that Albania will launch satellites within this. Rama explained without giving details that the...

Celebrating 100-year anniversary of Albania – US diplomatic relations

THE FIRST HISTORIC VISIT OF A US PRESIDENT TO ALBANIA. On the 15th anniversary of the visit of President George W. Bush to Tirana, the Council of Albanian...

American Chamber warns that fiscal amnesty is money laundering risk

TIRANA, June 27 - Business has lost faith in Albania and the new draft law on Fiscal Amnesty prepared by the government has not responded to business concerns...

President Meta says the depopulation of Albania is deliberate agenda of Ram...

TIRANA, June 26 - "The deliberate anti-national agenda for the depopulation and bankruptcy of Albania is a clear fact. The tragic consequences are felt in every Albanian family...

Foreign investments in energy amounted to 48 million euros in Albania

TIRANA, June 26 - Energy is among the sectors having marked a high growth of foreign direct investment during the first quarter of this year, said the Bank...

Rama says Bulgaria is a symbol of internal problems of EU member countries

TIRANA, June 25 - Albanian PM Edi Rama has said that the Bulgarian parliament voted on Friday for something that he hoped would be enough for the friends...

SHISH says Albania continues to be focus of some foreign intelligence servi...

TIRANA, June 24 - The State Intelligence Service (SHISH) has published a part of the report of 2021, which, among other things, highlights the activity of foreign intelligence...

Albania greets decision of Bulgarian parliament to lift veto on North Maced...

TIRANA, June 24 - Albanian political forces of all wings greeted the decision of the Bulgarian parliament to lift the veto on North Macedonia which paves the way...

Rama praises highly ‘Open Balkans’ calling it first real regional mecha...

TIRANA, June 23 - The "Open Balkans" is the first real regional mechanism of cooperation in the Western Balkans, Albanian government head Edi Rama has stated. In the...

Albania and North Macedonia fail again to open accession talks with the EU

TIRANA, June 23 – Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Thursday that he deeply regrets the behavior of the European Union, saying that the reason why there...

DP’s Berisha announces protest in defense of ‘European dream’, but di...

TIRANA, June 22 - The Chairman of the Democratic Party (DP), Sali Berisha has condemned the decision to boycott the European Union Summit in his speech at the...

PM Rama withdraws decision not to attend Brussels ’meeting

TIRANA, June 22 - Prime Minister Edi Rama has announced that Albania will participate in the meeting of the EU Council, which will be held on Thursday. "I...

Finland’s PM reiterates support to the start of Albania’s EU accession ...

TIRANA, June 21 - Prime Minister Edi Rama stated in a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin during her visit to Albania on...

President says state cannot give up its responsibility to cultural heritage...

TIRANA, June 21 - The Head of State said in a press conference focused on the administration of Butrint that the responsibility of Cultural Heritage of Albania cannot...

Albania and Kosovo sign 19 agreements in 8th joint governments’ meeting i...

TIRANA, June 20 - The scheduled joint meeting of the governments of Albania and Kosovo where 19 agreements and memoranda of understanding were signed in several areas was...

Foreign ministry justifies employment of sister of repentant defendant Nure...

TIRANA, June 19 – The sister of Nuredin Dumani, the person arrested for dozens of paid assassinations in Albania in recent days, Xhuljana Dumani has turned out to...

Director of State Cadastre reveals ‘disastrous’ damage to property regi...

TIRANA, June 18 - The Director of The State Cadastre Agency (ASHK), Artan Lame has revealed that the largest part of the registrars of the cadastre of Tirana...

PM eager to win local and parliamentary elections in 2023 and 2025 respecti...

TIRANA, June 18 - Prime Minister Edi Rama was convinced that the Socialist Party (SP) will win the local power elections next year and three mandates in the...

Albanian President reveals undisputed supremacy of Berlin Process over Open...

TIRANA, June 17 - "We consider the mechanism of the Berlin Process as the main catalyst for EU integration of the Western Balkans. We must focus on the...

IX Global Baku Forum / President Meta: TAP, an alternative energy source fo...

TIRANA, June 16 - Albanian President Ilir Meta participated on Thursday at the 9th Baku Global Forum under the motto "Challenges to the global world order" organized by...

FM announces Albania part of EU effort to shelter 7million Ukrainians

TIRANA, June 16 - Albania and the EU are making efforts to accommodate 7 million Ukrainians, declared the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka, before the...

Rama and Abazovic meet Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky in Kiev

TIRANA, June 15 - Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Montenegrin Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic met in Kiev with the Ukrainian President, Volodymir Zelensky on Wednesday. The Ukrainian...

Dissolution of 18 courts in Albania worries President Meta who warns of har...

TIRANA, June 15 - President Ilir Meta has reacted regarding the concern raised by defense lawyers and citizens over the new court map that brings the dissolution of...

Ambassador Kim says US is hardly waiting to continue excellent cooperation ...

TIRANA, June 14 - US Ambassador to Tirana Yuri Kim has held a meeting with the new President of Albania, Bajram Begaj, who will replace the outgoing head...

President Meta greets the 110th anniversary of Creation of ‘Vatra’ in N...

TIRANA, June 13 - The President of Albania, Ilir Meta greeted the celebrations of the 110th anniversary of the founding of the Pan-Albanian Federation "VATRA" (hearth), organized in...

Private phone numbers of Albanians on sale, Rama praises SP’s spies who g...

TIRANA, June 13 – There is no end to the leakage of personal data of Albanian citizens in a flagrant violation of the human rights whose protection constitutes...

Albania’s authorities commemorate the 23rd anniversary of NATO interventi...

TIRANA, June 12 - Albania's highest authorities commemorated the 23rd anniversary of NATO intervention in Kosovo through messages posted on social networks on Sunday. "Today, on Liberation Day,...

Russian President Putin wishes Albania’s new head of state, Tirana’s of...

TIRANA, June 11 - The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin has congratulated Bajram Begaj on his election as the head of the Albanian state. Begaj was...

144th anniversary of Albanian League of Prizren marked as Tirana Mayor spe...

TIRANA, June 10 - The mayors of Kosovo and some municipalities of Albania gathered on Friday in the city of Prizren, where the 144th anniversary of the Albanian...

Italian- Albanian criminal network hit, nine suspects detained

TIRANA, June 10 - Judicial and law enforcement authorities in Italy and Albania, supported by Eurojust, have dismantled a criminal network suspected of committing fraud against the Italian...

Majority defends eagerly results of the Initiative ‘Open Balkans’

TIRANA, June 9 - The first positive growth due to the "Open Balkans" has been the increase of exports to the economy, which the opposition is seeing as...

“Fethullah Gülen, a life in service”/Dr. Jon Pahl: “Gül...

Promotion of the book "Fethullah Gülen, a life in service", author, Dr. Jon Pahl Exclusive interview with the author Dr. Jon Pahl exclusively for Argumentum.al By Marjana Doda...

Official Pristina cannot understand why PM Rama promotes ‘Open Balkan...

TIRANA, June 8 - Jeton Zulfaj, advisor to the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, dwelt on the Open Balkans initiative in a talk show on a Kosovar...

4 cooperation accords on tax evasion, recognition of higher education diplo...

TIRANA, June 8 – A two-day meeting of the Open Balkans initiative was held in Ohrid, North Macedonia, with the participation of the leaders of Albania, Serbia and...

WB countries start ‘Open Balkan’ summit receiving a nod by Russian FM

TIRANA, June 7 - A two-day meeting of the Open Balkan initiative kicked off in Ohrid, North Macedonia on Tuesday with Montenegro participating in it for the first...

Three-year program of cultural cooperation signed between Albania and Italy

TIRANA, June 6 - Albania and Italy signed on Monday a cooperation agreement between the cultural institutions of the two countries, but also in education, sports and youth...

Lavrov’s agenda included ‘Open Balkans’ in talks with Ser...

TIRANA, June 6 - Serbia and Russia on Monday formally confirmed that a planned visit by Russia’s foreign minister to the Balkan country will not take place, with...

Ambassador Bucci says Italy has been by the side of Albania regarding integ...

TIRANA, June 5 - The Ambassador of Italy to Tirana, Fabrizio Bucci has said that Albania has made progress in the required recommendations and that the time has...

Presidency rejects Berisha’s claims on irregularities of the signing of t...

TIRANA, June 5 – While the newly elected head of state Bajram Begaj started his meetings with a conversation with the former president, Alfred Moisiu on Sunday the...

Socialist majority elects its nomination as Albanian President in fourth pa...

TIRANA, June 4 - As it was expected the ruling Socialist Party (SP) elected its only candidate Bajram Begaj as Albania's new head of state in a plenary...

Remarks of President of the Republic, H. E. Ilir Meta at the Maltepe Econom...

President Meta participates and greets the Maltepe Economic Forum "Turkey and the European Union in the New Era": "Democracy starts with free and fair elections, with accountable institutions,...

EP rapporteur considers Albania as trusted and committed strategic partner ...

TIRANA, June 3 – Albania’s Speaker Lindita Nikolla received on Friday the delegation of the European Parliament (EP), headed by Isabel Santos, EP rapporteur for Albania as well...

Albanian PM heads UN Security Council session, denounces crimes in Ukraine,...

TIRANA, June 2 - Prime Minister Edi Rama has chaired the open debate in the UN Security Council on international accountability, placed on the agenda by Albania as...

A homage ceremony held in honor of former President Nishani, Thursday was a...

TIRANA, June 2 - The homage ceremony in honor of the former President of the Republic of Albania, Bujar Nishani, who passed away at the age of 56...

Homage paid to late President Bujar Nishani in Tirana, “National Flag...

TIRANA, June 1 - Homage was paid in honor of the former Albanian President, Bujar Nishani in the "Skënderbeu" hall in the Presidency on Tuesday. Nishani, 56, passed...

Association’s revelations reveal a desperate people in Albania

TIRANA, May 31 - The Albanian Center for Good Governance published on Tuesday the socio-political barometer of Albania 2021, based on surveys of the last five years throughout...

Albania will have its new head of state on Saturday elected by majority

TIRANA, May 31 - The Conference of Chairmen decided on Tuesday that the plenary session of the Assembly for the fourth round for the election of the President...

Aleksandar Vučić: My duty is to take care of Serbia and its citizens

After taking the oath in the National Assembly, the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, pointed out in his address that he wants to be the President of all...

President Meta refutes Greek FM’s claim that he had not authorized sea ta...

TIRANA, May 30 - President Ilir Meta reacted after the statement of the Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, who has recently told the Greek media that the Albanian...

Kosovo’s unwavering stance against Open Balkans, Rejects Ohrid meeting

TIRANA, May 29 - The next meeting of the regional leaders of the Open Balkans in Ohrid, North Macedonia, will be held early next month. So far, the...

Former Albanian President Bujar Nishani passes away in Germany

TIRANA, May 28 - Former President of Albania Bujar Nishani passed away on Saturday as he had been hospitalized in serious condition for weeks in a hospital in...

Quarrels pass limits within the ranks of the Democratic Party

TIRANA, May 27 - Democratic Party (DP) Chairman Sali Berisha has said that the meetings of the Democratic Party (DP) parliamentary group chaired by Enkelejd Alibeaj do not...

Greece publicly affirms, Dendias: We are eagerly waiting for Meta’s l...

TIRANA, May 27 – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, in an interview given to Radio Sky in Athens, stated that he is eagerly waiting for the leave from...

Berisha says ambassadors have never wished him upon election as DP’s head

TIRANA, May 26 - Sali Berisha has not received any congratulations from the ambassadors for being elected head of the Democratic Party (DP), but for him this is nothing special....

Albania supports membership of Finland and Sweden in NATO

TIRANA, May 26 - The Council of Ministers of Albania has approved in principle the NATO accession protocols for Finland and Sweden. The news was announced by the...

PM announces plan of a NATO naval military base in Albania

TIRANA, May 25 - Prime Minister Edi Rama presented to the Commander of NATO Operational Command, General Tod Daniel Wolters the medal "Big Star of Public Gratitude" on...

The Balkan Forum on Trafficking in Human Beings is held in Tirana

TIRANA, May 25 - "Trafficking in human beings, as it is called modern slavery, remains a worrying problem for the Balkans, Europe and the world," said President Ilir...

Justice Minister files a lawsuit against the Director of Property Managemen...

TIRANA, May 24 - The Minister of Justice, Ulsi Manja has announced an indictment to the serious crimes authority, SPAK, against the director of the Property Management Agency,...

DP lawmaker demands resignation of Interior Minister

TIRANA, May 24 - The deputy of the Democratic Party (DP), Flamur Noka has demanded the resignation of the Minister of Interior, Bledi Çuçi. In a statement to...

Reference on Cams ’property angers Greek FM in Tirana threatening with ve...

TIRANA, May 23 - “I am glad to be here today and announce our decision to pursue the issue of delimitation of maritime areas and the continental shelf...

Veteran leader Berisha returns to DP’s helm sending waves of optimism...

TIRANA, May 22 - As it was expected the veteran leader of the Democratic Party (DP), Sali Berisha has returned to the helm of the largest right-wing political...

World Cup Trophy displayed in Tirana in frame of its tour in different coun...

TIRANA, May 22 – The Albanian capital Tirana was on Sunday the destination of the tour of the World Cup trophy organized by FIFA and Coca-Cola. It arrived...

President says idea on ‘associate state’ interesting one but written ob...

TIRANA, May 21 - President Ilir Meta commented on the proposal made on Friday by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel during his visit to Tirana,...

Minister Peleshi announced Albania buys anti-tank Javelin missiles to stren...

TIRANA - Defense Minister Niko Peleshi said Saturday Albania has bought anti-tank Javelin missiles to strengthen its defenses. Peleshi said Albania signed a contract with US Lockheed Martin,...

Deal on candidacies for the new president deadlocked as DP faction of Alibe...

TIRANA, May 20 - The chairman of the parliamentary group of a faction of the Democratic Party (DP), Enkelejd Alibeaj, canceled the meeting of the group that was...

EC President says Albania’s EU accession talks should start as soon as po...

TIRANA, May 20 - The President of the European Council, Charles Michel was on an official visit to Tirana where he was received by Prime Minister Edi Rama...

The Council of Albanian Ambassadors supports the applications of Finland an...

TIRANA, May 19 – Finland and Sweden are in their sovereign right to seek membership in the world’s most successful Collective Defense Alliance, fully embodying the essence of democratic...

Mega operation ‘Golden Bullet’ puts behind bars 18 underworld criminals...

TIRANA, May 19 - The head of the Special Prosecution, SPAK, Arben Kraja and the director of the State Police Gledis Nano have issued official statements regarding the...

EP deputies vote overwhelmingly for Albania to start the first intergovernm...

TIRANA 19 May - The report on the process of Albania's accession to the European Union was approved by an overwhelming majority in the European Parliament, announced the...

Sweden and Finland formally submit NATO applications but talks falter as Tu...

TIRANA, May 18 - Sweden and Finland have formally submitted their applications to join NATO but the alliance’s envoys failed to reach a consensus on Wednesday about whether...

Deal on future procedures to elect president between majority and a faction...

TIRANA, May 18 - A deal on the pattern to be followed for the election of the new president after the failure of the first attempt in Parliament...

CAA meets Ambassador Alastair King-Smith: United Kingdom supports Albania&#...

TIRANA, May 17 - The Council of Albanian Ambassadors (CAA) held a meeting with the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Tirana, Alastair King-Smith during which they exchanged...

Swedish Ambassador reveals PM Rama guaranteed support of Sweden’s NATO me...

TIRANA, May 17 - Swedish Ambassador Elsa Hastad reacted to her country's application to NATO at a press conference on Tuesday saying the decision was supported by a...

President denies claims of Austrian newspaper levelling charges for defamat...

TIRANA, May 16 - Defamation and old lies consumed by votes has considered the news published in the Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung, which accuses Ilir Meta of allegedly...

100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Albania and US commemorat...

TIRANA, May 16 –Monday’s visit to Albania of the former State Secretary, Mike Pompeo as well as businessmen in the energy field had a multi dimensional target to...

FM announces Albania will be part of the new combat group in Bulgaria

TIRANA, May 15 - A meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC), in the format of Foreign Ministers, held in Berlin over the weekend, preceded the NATO summit...

US Ambassador announces the Week of America to celebrate the 100th annivers...

TIRANA, May 14 - Ready to celebrate! We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the relationship between the United States and Albania this year and this event deserves a...

Tirana will contribute to reconstruction of Ukraine after war, says Mayor V...

TIRANA, May 14 - Tirana will contribute to the reconstruction of the city of Kharkiv in Eastern Ukraine after the end of the war. This was made public...

Opposition MPs demand urgent hearing session with PM Rama on his statement ...

The statement of the Prime Minister, Edi Rama on changing the course of Albania if the EU does not open the accession negotiations in June has aroused the...

Meetings between majority and opposition fail to agree on any presidential ...

TIRANA, May 13 - When there are three days from the first round of voting in Parliament for the new President of Albania, the chances are that there...

Kosovo submitts application for membership in the CoE, Serbian President wa...

TIRANA, May 12 - Kosovo has officially submitted the application for membership in the Council of Europe said a statement published by Kosovo’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Donika...

Albanian parliament rejects Srebrenica resolution while President Ilir Meta...

TIRANA, May 12 – President Ilir Meta described the vote against of the majority on the draft resolution submitted to the Albanian Parliament for the recognition and condemnation of...

Albania will not continue to be held hostage by Bulgaria’s veto on North ...

TIRANA, May 12 - If Bulgaria does not give up the policy of holding hostage North Macedonia with its veto on the accession talks with the EU, Albania...

Montenegro’s PM Abazovic heralds major infrastructure projects in Wes...

TIRANA, May 11 - It is reported that the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dritan Abazovic intends to realise 3 great infrastructure projects for the Western Balkans. According to...

Rama says asking for more from justice is not pressure

TIRANA, May 11 - "Socialist Party (SP) is the only political entity in this country, which has not done, does not do and will not once put any...

Former PM Berisha invites Premier Rama to a public debate to say everything...

TIRANA, May 11 - Former premier Sali Berisha has declared that PM Edi Rama is in a state of panic, and that is why he has turned against...

Albanian PM meets Kosovo ex-leader in The Hague, says KLA war is sacred

TIRANA, May 10 - Albania’s prime minister Edi Rama on Tuesday visited Kosovo’s ex-president Hashim Thaci in a prison in The Netherlands, where he is being held pending...

US Ambassador expresses angry towards politicians who give orders to judici...

The US Ambassador to Tirana, Yuri Kim has reacted after the statements of the Prime Minister, Edi Rama addressed to the SPAK prosecutors to investigate the former Prime...

Russia holds Victory Day Parade on Moscow’s Red Square/ Putin: “Rus...

A military parade to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s Victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War took place on Moscow’s Red Square....

The world again faces an aggression threatening it after 77 years

TIRANA, May 8 - The Minister of Defense, Niko Peleshi commemorated on Sunday the 77th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the victory over...

PM Rama blasts SPAK because it doesn’t probe into President Meta and ex-p...

TIRANA, May 7 - Prime Minister Edi Rama has lashed out at the prosecutor's authority for serious crimes, SPAK for the investigation against Ardian Dvorani denounced by President...

Pope meets with Head of Albania’s Muslim Community

TIRANA, May 7 - The President of the Muslim Community of Albania, Bujar Spahiu, was received at a meeting in the Vatican by Pope Francis. The news was...

Berisha declares he will run for DP head on May 22 which will be a referend...

TIRANA, May 6 – The veteran leader of the Democratic Party (DP), Sali Berisha said at the press conference before the start of the National Council, which was...

Former Ambassador to China Hajdar Muneka passes away

The Council of Albanian Ambassadors expressed its deep sorrow for the loss of one of its co-founders, Ambassador Hajdar Muneka. Hajdar Muneka, a well-known journalist and diplomat with...

Martyr’s Day marked with homage at “Martyrs’ Cemetery” ...

The highest leaders of the Albanian state and government paid homage to the "Martyrs' Cemetery" on the occasion of May 5, the Day of the Martyrs and released...

DP’s Re-foundation Commission denounces Alibeaj’s inclusion in farce of...

TIRANA, May 5 - The Democratic Party (DP) Re-establishment Commission opposes the meeting of the DP parliamentary group chaired by MP Enkelejd Alibeaj for discussion on the presidential...

Albania donates €1m to Ukraine as Donors’ Conference raised mote than 7...

TIRANA, May 5 -  Albania has donated 1 million  euros to Ukraine at the International Donors’ Conferenc held in Warsaw on Thursday. Prime Minister Edi Rama said Albania appreciates sitting...
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