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Calling NATO exclusively defensive alliance is ridiculous, disgraceful — ...

Claims to the effect NATO is an exclusively defensive alliance sound ridiculous and disgraceful these days, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with students and...

National Conference: Let’s break the silence!

Access to services and inclusion for children and youth with hearing impairments. About 3 in 1,000 children are born with hearing loss. In children, almost 60% of hearing...

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...

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...

Rama says Biden has asked him for joint event on the 100th anniversary of A...

TIRANA, June 29 - The head of the Albanian government, Edi Rama said in a post on Twitter on Wednesday that US President Joe Biden expressed good words...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The world is burning. We need a renewables revolution

By António Guterres* Nero was famously accused of fiddling while Rome burned.  Today, some leaders are doing worse.  They are throwing fuel on the fire.  Literally.  As the...

Ukraine facing ‘brutality’ unseen in Europe since WW2, says NAT...

Ukraine is facing "brutality" unseen in Europe "since World War II" amid Russia's invasion, said Jens Stoltenberg on the opening day of a pivotal NATO summit in Madrid....

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...

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...

A strategy designed to solve the challenges of today and tomorrow

How FAO’s Science and Innovation Strategy will help Countries Leapfrog to Sustainability By Ismahane Elouafi, FAO Chief Scientist The world’s agrifood systems are facing mammoth challenges that are...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bulgaria and North Macedonia: No Light at the End of the Tunnel

Dimitar Bechev So, the Bulgarian veto is relegated to the past.  On 24 June, the National Assembly in Sofia voted overwhelmingly to endorse the plan floated by the...

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....

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...

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...

Some 72 Albanians repatriated from England and France, police said

TIRANA, June 24 - Some 72 Albanian citizens of the "Deportiv" category have arrived in Rinas, Tirana’s international airport, over the last two days with 2 charter planes...

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...

Bulgarian MFA: We Expect the Albanian PM to Express Himself as a Politician...

“Bulgaria has always been among those countries of the European Union that support the European affiliation of the Albanian people”. This was stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a position on...

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...

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...

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...

Taliban authorities call for international aid as human disaster gets catas...

Doctors in Afghanistan have told the BBC that many children may have been killed in Wednesday's earthquake. More than 1,000 people died in the disaster, and heavy rain,...

‘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...

Bulgaria’s reformist government ousted by no-confidence vote

Prime Minister Kiril Petkov's reformist government lost a no-confidence vote to the opposition on Wednesday, plunging Bulgaria back into political uncertainty. The minority cabinet of Bulgarian Prime Minister...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Theory and Practice of the Rule of Law in Contemporary China

Dr. Marsela Musabelliu The world is a diverse place, with many different developmental and political patterns. By summarizing its historical experience and based on its prevailing conditions, China...

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...

FM Dendias briefs EU counterparts on Turkish provocations

Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias briefed his counterparts in the EU Foreign Affairs Council on escalating Turkish provocations, during a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday, according to...

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...

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...

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...

Macron set to lose parliamentary majority

French voters have cast their ballots once again in the final round of parliamentary elections. First projections say President Emmanuel Macron's bloc has lost its parliamentary majority. French...

GLOBAL REVOLUTION AND “RITUALISTIC” STATE

SERGEY IZMESTYEV* Abstract Globalization is a natural process whereby the regulation of social relations is moved to a global international level and away from the competence of individual...

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...

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....

US President to talk with Chinese counterpart to ‘reconfigure’ ...

TIRANA, June 18 - President Joe Biden said he’ll be talking to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping “soon” and is weighing possible action on US tariffs on China...

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...

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...

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...

Ukraine gets EU candidate status in unprecedented process which took 5 year...

TIRANA, June 17 – As it was expected Ukraine and Moldova have been given candidate status by the EU, according to an announcement made by European Commission President...

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...

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...

Between three fires! 2 days, 5 states and 15 problems! Tighten the ranks! W...

 Realpolitik “ Flash” No. 24   01 - 16 QERSHOR 2022 EXCLUSIVELY at ARGUMENTUM, DR. JORGJI KOTE, a renowned diplomatic analyst, “  dots the i’s and crosses the t’s”...

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...

False bomb threat at Pristina airport causes alarm

TIRANA, June 16 - A false bomb threat at Pristina airport "Adem Jashari" has set in motion the Kosovo police. Police announced on Thursday that they immediately went...

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...

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...

Albanian PM: No EU membership talks soon, and it’s Bulgaria’s fault

In POLITICO interview, Edi Rama also voices support for Macron’s political community — and understanding for Serbia BY LOUISE GUILLOT TIRANA — Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said he...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pope Francis: Russian war in Ukraine was ‘perhaps provoked’

Pope Francis has said Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine was “perhaps somehow provoked” as he recalled a conversation in the run-up to the war in which he was warned...
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