Interview

Dr. Yorgos Christidis at Thessaloniki University/ Rama’s Mediating Role b...

By Genc Mlloja Senior Diplomatic Editor “It would be a great surprise if Tirana plays a mediating role between the Turkish and Greek governments, because in principle any...

Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Albania Anar Huseynov exclusively for “A...

By Marjana Doda Chief Editor Despite the implementation of the TAP project, which has given an impetus to the bilateral relations between Albania and Azerbaijan, the pace of...

Albanian Croatian MP Ermina Lekaj Prljaskaj/ ‘It’s Painful Clashing...

By Genc Mlloja Senior Diplomatic Editor “When I look from the outside at what is happening in Albania I feel very sad and painful because it is not...

RYCO’S Secretary General Djuro Blanusa/ ‘A Better Region Has Already St...

By Genc Mlloja Senior Diplomatic Editor Despite the handicap due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) has continued its performance, and Secretary General Djuro...

Albanian MP in Serbian Parliament Shaip Kamberi/ Serbia Sees Albanians as I...

By Genc Mlloja Senior Diplomatic Editor The Albanian Deputy in the Serbian Parliament, Shaip Kamberi does not believe that the administration of the new US President Joe Biden...

Professor Nikolaos Tzifakis/ Western Balkans Shouldn’t Expect Any Gra...

By Genc Mlloja Senior Diplomatic Editor The current state of Albanian-Greek relations, the chances for the start of the first intergovernmental negotiations of Albania and North Macedonia with...

EFB’s Executive Director Aleksandra Tomanic/ US Might Be Back to EU Old T...

By Genc Mlloja Senior Diplomatic Editor Albanian Daily News had a conversation with the Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB), Aleksandra Tomanic focusing on...

HCHRS’s Sonja Biserko exclusively for “Argumentum”/ US Presi...

By Genc Mlloja The presidential elections, its results and particularly the failure of President Donald Trump to concede accepting the victory of his challenger, Joe Biden as well...

Dr. James Ker-Lindsay/ Biden’s Victory Is Huge Relief in Europe

By Genc Mlloja Senior Diplomatic Editor “I think the days when the United States could unilaterally set the world agenda are over. However, I think we are in...

Robert Schuman Foundation’s Giuliani / Despite Election Result, US Won...

It is essential for the EU to continue the dialogue with the Western Balkan countries and to give clear indications on EU accession. In this respect the opening...

Ambassador Christian Steiner on Austria’s National Day ‘Austria Is Com...

By Genc Mlloja Senior Diplomatic Editor For many people in Austria October 26 is a day to look back on what they and their ancestors have achieved since...

Prespa Institute’s Director Stojkovski/ “We Are All Living in a ‘New...

“Should we compare the Index results with the Image Observatory 2020 we see that there is a dominant position between our citizens that Albania is a friend or...

Japanese Ambassador in charge of WB Kawazu Kunihiko/ Pandemic a Chance to R...

By Genc Mlloja Senior Diplomatic Editor “It is difficult to say what kind of world order will be formed in the future, but this pandemic, which has had...

A point of view from Bucharest:” German EU Presidency Should Organize...

By Genc Mlloja Senior Diplomatic Editor “The First Intergovernmental Conference between the European Union and Albania and North Macedonia may be held in December 2020. I believe that...

Professor James Ker- Lindsay ‘It Is a Hugely Worrying Time’

“I realise that Albania faces its own distinct set of issues when it comes to enlargement. There are indeed a range of deep-rooted problems that need to be...

Croatian Ambassador Zlatko Kramaric/ “Serbia Must Forget Myths”

‘The arrival of the US Secretary, M. Pompeo in Croatia is a very important political event. It is a strong and clear message that the US policy places...

Slovak Dr. Dusan Seges: Slovak-Albanian Ties from ‘Unknown’ to Deepenin...

“Czechs and Slovaks have a good sympathy for the attitude of Albania in the summer of 1968, as the Czechoslovak or “Prague Spring” was suppressed due to the...

Politikon Network’s Director Jovana Marovic Podgorica Lesson

“The Albanian prime minister has openly sided with Djukanovic ahead of the elections, but I do not expect this to affect relations between the two countries. Gambling with...

Ex-Director of Eurothink Ljupco Petkovski: SDSM and DUI Got What They Wante...

There is a lot of potential in the relations between North Macedonia and Albania, particularly when it comes to trade, tourism, and infrastructure. Many things have improved in...

Ex-Albanian Montenegrin Diplomat/ Aug 30 Poll Should Bring Change to Monten...

“As a former MP, I have always been a supporter of the unification of the Albanian votes to get the maximum possible parliamentary seats… It is high time...

‘Albania Confirms Greek Right to Extent Territorial Waters in Ionian Sea...

TIRANA – Under the above headline the Greek daily Kathimerini and its portal in English ekathimerini.com said on Friday that Albania has confirmed Greece’s right to extend its territorial waters...

Dr. Georgios Christidis/ Greek-Albanian Pending Problems, a Serious Politi...

“The important historic ties between the two peoples are well known, although state-to-state relations were problematic for most of the 20th Century. During the last 30 years the...

KAS Head in Albania Ruettershoff/ Electoral, Justice and Media Issues Need ...

“I would hope a common ground among the Albanian political elites on crucial issues such as electoral and justice reforms or the media law can be found. This...

ADL’s Head in Montenegro Exclusively for Argumentum: ‘It Is the Centur...

"I think this is the century of Albanians and not only Tirana, but also Prishtina should have a key role here,” has said the President of the Albanian...

UNICEF’ s David Gvineria: Against Human Trafficking Regardless of C19...

“We are UNICEF and adversities of the environment and emergencies are part of our work and training, so we will deliver as we promised to Albanian people and...

HCHRS President Sonja Biserko: “Edi Rama Surprised Me on Land Swap...

By Genc Mlloja Senior Diplomatic Editor ‘It is a long period of time behind us, very dynamic and traumatic. We were established in the midst of the war...

Turkish Ambassador Murat Ahmet Yoruk: “Albanian-Turkish Ties Won’t ...

By Genc Mlloja Senior Diplomatic Editor 15 July is commemorated as a national day in Turkey namely “Democracy and National Unity Day” and this year marks the fourth...

Palestine Faces Two Challenges: Israeli Occupation and Coronavirus Pandemic

“We have reached leading international players to call for an international conference to facilitate a constructive and meaningful peace process based on the implementation of international law and...

“Solidarity and Cooperation, Most Powerful Weapons in War against COVID-1...

“I have also had the honor of making friends with some ordinary Albanians, which has helped me to learn more about Albania and the Albanian people. On June...

A point of view from Skopje on Berlin Process/ A Catalyst of Regional Coope...

“All countries involved, starting with Germany, remain enthusiastic about the potential of the Berlin Process. As you know, the EU member states involved in the process (including the...

Moscow’s Top Envoy to Tirana Mikhail Afanasiev: Russia’s Only Interest ...

"The Balkan Peninsula is important to Russia. We do not hide this. Russia has long been present in the Balkans, not for the last 30-40 years, but for...

Slovenia a Dedicated Friend of Albania”

“The focus has to be on EU integration with no distractions. Sincere cooperation for the fulfilment of the conditions set is of paramount importance. I heard commitments to...

Athens’ Top Diplomat Dendias: Respect for Rights of Greek Minority Self-e...

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias had an interview with Ethnos on June 7, 2020 which was also published by Greek City Times (GCT) and Argumentum.al carries the variant which appeared in...

Saudi Ambassador to Tirana Sharaf/ Normalcy Will Take Time after Pandemic

By Genc Mlloja Senior Diplomatic Editor “The whole world is now talking about post coronavirus era wondering: When will things return to normal? From my point of view,...

Zagreb’s top diplomat to Tirana: Sincere Friendship to Albania Binds all ...

“There is no doubt that this demolition of the National Theater provoked a new political confrontation in the country. And culture can very easily become a part of...

EFB’s Director Aleksandra Tomanic: WB Solidarity Should Become Normalcy i...

“We will have elections in a number of (WB) countries in the coming months and the question is very simple – what happens if countries cannot guarantee free...

PM’s Chief Economic Adviser Sees Silver Lining for Greek Economy

“The crisis is a unique opportunity to do things that we have been saying must be done for so many years and we have not succeeded in doing:...

Swedish Ambassador Elsa Hastad: “We Need to Talk about Democracy Ever...

“In the future, Sweden’s democracy assistance will focus, even more than today, on freedom of expression, both offline and online. My vision for our Embassy is to offer...

Beyer: Kosovo-Serbia Land Swap Dangerous, Germany’s Position Unchanged

Peter Beyer, member of the German Parliament from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and Rapporteur for Kosovo at the Council of Europe (CoE), in an interview with Gazeta...

Professor Ioannis Armakolas/ Greece and Albania Should Dispel Animosity Myt...

"The world – both globally and in our neighbourhood – has become too dangerous to have the luxury of allowing wounds between two friendly nations, which see their...

Croatian Law Professor Jasna Omejec/ “New Normalcy” in Post Coronavirus...

“From the today’s “coronavirus-changed-world perspective”, I dare say that we shall refer to the last 70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights as the most valuable...

Director General of the International Cultural Festival “Balkan Trafi...

Interview with Mr. Nicolas Wieërs, founder and Director General of the International Cultural Festival « Balkan Trafik » in Brussels,exclusively for ARGUMENTUM  « The word « Trafik »...

Croatia’s FM Gordan Grlic-Radman: “Normalization of Serb-Kosovo Rel...

“The decision to open EU negotiations with Albania was one of the priorities of Croatia's presidency of the Council of the EU. The Croatian Government is pleased that...

Polish-Albanian Tourism Will Hopefully Resume Soon

The former Prime Minister of Poland, Marek Belka conveys the following message to Albania and its people: “Let me take the opportunity of this interview and express my...

IADC’s Nino Merola: ‘We Stay Safe and Get Ready for Change’

“As Italian Cooperation we are not directly involved in the emergency situation. We are not targeting anything strictly related to the virus Covid 19, but we are very...

Interview with EMS President Jelica Minic: ‘Future of Serbia and Albania ...

“Although Albania gravitates to the Mediterranean space and Serbia to the Central European we are both sharing the European destiny. We need the EU with all its problems...

Researcher at SETA Alptekin: “Turkey in Effort to Be Autonomous Power...

"FETO’s presence in the Balkans seems to be centered in Albania. Currently, this presence seems to be the biggest barrier for the bilateral relations to improve further,” said...

Israeli Ambassador Noah Gal Gendler: “Confinement Isn’t a Problem f...

“In order to prevent another occurrence in the near future we must gear towards a new world order vis a vis protecting the environment, efficiently planning the economy...

Professor Ljubomir Kekenovski exclusively for Argumentum/ ‘If a Virus Sh...

“Let’s not forget that first and foremost Europe is a peace project, and one great idea based on the economic interest of the citizens of Europe. But if...

‘There Will Be a Post-Coronavirus World’

BY GENC MLLOJA SENIOR DIPLOMATIC EDITOR "The priority of Brazilian authorities at national and local levels is to ensure all Brazilians in need of health care are properly...

‘Croatia Is Unique as Majority, Opposition Unite in Face of Disasters...

“As a deputy of the Croatian Parliament, a citizen born and raised in Kosovo, I call on you to let alone the disagreements and party hatreds and unite...

EBRD’s Solidarity Package Is Available for Albania

“The Covid-19 pandemic will certainly have significant negative effects on a small open economy like Albania for this year. These are hard to quantify at the moment, although...

Chinese political researcher Long Jing/ An Appeal from Shanghai: ‘Re...

“After two-month lockdown, Wuhan City has eased restrictions on traveling in and out of the city since this week. It is a milestone of our domestic anti-virus fight...

Euro-Phoenix’s Les Nemethy exclusively for Argumentum Covid-19/ ‘A Rec...

“I hope that Albania immediately adopts a vigorous strategy of virus suppression, and does not satisfy itself with mitigation.  In other words, social distancing is necessary, but insufficient: ...

WHO Rep in Tirana Dr. Raul Montero/ “Keep United and Strong to Overcome T...

“Early and radical measures taken by the Albanian Government have been an example for the sub-region of the Western Balkans,” said Dr. Raul Gonzalez Montero By Genc Mlloja...

CoE’s Jutta Gutzkow/ Anniversary of European Convention on Human Rights a...

“I should like to underline that the Council of Europe is working very closely with the European Union in supporting the ongoing reforms in Albania so that the...

Austrian artists: “Albania Experience Has Been Inspiring for Us”

“We enjoyed Albania and the people very much. To be in contact and also working with art students and artists from Albania have been inspiring for us. It...

Michele Ribotta, UN Women Rep’s Urge/ ‘Enough!’ of Gender-based V...

“As a European citizen, I understand and support the aspirations of Albanians to join the EU as soon as it is possible. I believe that implementing the agenda...

Are Germany and the EU prepared for a new influx of refugees?

Thousands are stranded on the Greek-Turkish border. Some have drawn parallels to the 2015 crisis but both Berlin and Brussels reject the comparison. DW breaks down what's changed...

Palestinian Ambassador Hana Shawa:”Albania and Palestine Eye New Hori...

“The question of Palestine will never disappear even if it is confronted with more plans that aim to bury the Palestinian people. Instead of threatening our national leader...

The people of Montenegro have been resurrected, says the Metropolitan bisho...

He stated that the position of the Episcopal Council, the clergy, the faithful and the citizens who participate in the liturgies in that country is to go all...

It is crucial for Skopje and Tirana to get a date by the end of March

“If it plays smartly, Croatia can have a significant and very positive role when it comes to EU enlargement”, estimates Member of Parliament and former Minister of Foreign...

Croatian Ambassador Zlatko Kramaric: “Albanians Have Great and Sincere Fr...

“Croatia has got a new President-elect, Zoran Milanovic, ex-prime minister from 2011-2016, due to take the Office on 19 February 2020. This fact will in no way affect...

2020, the 50th Anniversary of Albanian-Swiss Diplomatic Ties/ Service, Stat...

“For a better health sector in Albania we have to take care of three elements: Service, Status, System. I call this the 3S formula. Health service is a...

RYCO’s SG Djuro Blanusa WB Youth Ready to Meet, Discuss Past, Present and...

“We are convinced that a truly fruitful regional cooperation cannot be achieved without Croatia being included in these processes. That is why we see the Croatian Presidency as...

UNICEF Albania/ CRC Has Changed How the World Sees Children

The Convention on the Rights of the Child has changed the way the world sees children: as rights holders. Now it is time for the Albanian government to...

Von Cramon-Taubadel: We need dialogue, but we cannot let Vučić and Thaçi...

Following the elections in October, the new government of Kosovo is still not formed and the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue remains frozen. We talked about the immediate challenges and future...

The upcoming elections will frame the EU perspective of North Macedonia

The first half of this year is full of events with a potential to significantly influence the EU perspective of the Western Balkans – from the revision of...

Czech Historian Pavel Mucke on Velvet Revolution I’m / ‘Brexit Cann...

“A new push in a more enthusiastic spirit to the bilateral relations (between Czech Republic and Albania) was given by the official visit of Czech President Vaclav Havel...

“CRC Incorporation Gives It Status of Swedish Law”

-Swedish Minister for Equality Asa Lindhagen-  “Incorporation (of CRC) means that the child's role as a legal entity with specific rights of their own is made clearer and...

Croatian Albanian MP Ermina Lekaj Prljaskaj : “Croatia’s EU Preside...

“We Albanians in Croatia are a bridge between the two states Croatia and Albania. But we must work for not being assimilated. However positive globalization is it has...

EU wants all Western Balkan partners be included in regional initiatives

The European Union wants all Western Balkans partners be included in regional initiatives. An EU spokesperson told Gazeta Express that regional cooperation is an essential element of the...

Marinelli: Serbia is becoming increasingly important partner to NATO

Serbia is becoming an increasingly important partner to NATO, said, Brigadier General Cesare Marinelli, Chief of NATO Military Liaison Office in Belgrade, in an interview for our portal....

Marinelli: Serbia is becoming increasingly important partner to NATO

Serbia is becoming an increasingly important partner to NATO, said, Brigadier General Cesare Marinelli, Chief of NATO Military Liaison Office in Belgrade, in an interview for our portal. We had...

Alessandro Politi: Belgrade-Pristina dialogue one of the pillars for a sust...

What’s the role of Russia in the Western Balkans? Is Serbia’s neutrality sustainable? What does the newly-formed Kosovo Army mean for the security of the region, and what...

“Bota nuk pret Evropën”

Intervistë ekskluzive e Deutsche Welles me kryetaren e re të Komisionit, ish-ministren gjermane, Ursula von der Leyen, mbi rolin e BE-së në botë dhe marrëdhëniet mes vendeve anëtare....

Carpenter: Kosovo won’t be Trump’s foreign policy success in 2020

What is the US policy on the Western Balkans, how to understand the US support for border change between Serbia and Kosovo and is there a rift between...

UNICEF Regional Director: Pledge to Work with Albania for Children’s Futu...

“Albania has a unique opportunity to build on recent successes and consolidate its status as an upper-middle income country where all segments of society enjoy the benefits of...

Swedish Ambassador Elsa Hastad: “Albania Sees Sweden as Credible a...

“Sweden fully stands behind the recommendation of the Commission made in May, which means that we welcome Albania to start negotiations!’ - that is our Swedish firm position....

Musical Encouters Between the Two Worlds/ Where Lahuta Meets with Kobyz&...

“Central Asia as the crossroad of different cultures and part of the ancient and modern Silk Road is a region worthy to be better known of the rich...

Russian Deputy FM A. Grushko/There Is Light in Dark Tunnel of Albanian-Russ...

“Certainly, Russian-Albanian relations do not develop in a vacuum. The regional context is extremely important. We are opposed to making the Balkans a theatre of geopolitical rivalry and...

Yamamoto Noh Theater to Tirana

Y Ambassador Ito’s revelations: “During the theater performance and at the workshops that will be organized in the coming days, the Noh masks exhibited were all handcrafted by...

Chinese Ambassador to Albania Zhou Ding: “China Isn’t Interested in Pla...

The history of our friendship is as old as the age of new China. We Chinese people have always had a special place in heart for Albania. Many...

“The Sun Rises in the West for Kosovo”

“The truth should be told and acknowledged; there must be a critical confrontation with the past in order that such events will neither be repeated nor misused for...

Salmawy’s discovery in Albania/ “I Have Found the Man”

“I found in the Albanian man humanism, the warm human ties, the honesty of people, values which have been the characteristics of Mohamed Ali.  I knew what he...

Brazil Confident in Albania’s Potential as Gateway to Region

“It is true that football is a great Ambassador of Brazil. In Albania, however, we believe that there is much more to be offered. We are working to...

Secretary General Blanusa on RYCO’s achievements & challenges/ “A...

“I strongly believe that RYCO can serve as an example of how sincere cooperation is possible and how it gives result when you bring together governments, civil society,...

Good Governance, Reforms Will Bring Results to Albania’s Development

Ambassador Makoto Ito exclusively for Albanian Daily News “I don’t think our foreign policy will drastically change after the elections. However, relations with our neighbors and the situation...

92nd Anniversary of Chinese/ PLA An Army That Protects…

“Both China and Albania are plagued by natural disasters, such as flood, forest fire, earthquakes and so on and the armed forces of both the two countries shoulder...

“If Albania Solves Political Gridlock, Sky Is the Limit!”

" We had little time to sightsee during this trip because of the number of political and diplomatic meetings from morning till evening. Overall, the impression was of...

Poznan Summit Will Give Message that WB Is Welcomed to EU”

"There is a good sign as I can unveil that the next stage of the Berlin Process will go to the region and maybe Bulgaria and North Macedonia will...