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PM Rama Says French Embassy’s Complaint Irrelevant to His Position

"I have not attacked any ally, much less France in this case! I have not forgotten and I do not forget that the European Union has helped Albania,...

The 553rd Anniversary of Death of Albania’s National Hero Skanderbeg ...

"Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg will forever remain the pole star of our nation." With these words President Ilir Meta marked the 553rd anniversary of the death of the National...

President Tells PM There Was No Need to Behave as Beggar for Anti-Covid Vac...

"There is no reason to be a beggar, when you can be a serious and reliable partner," the President, Ilir Meta responded to PM Edi Rama's claims that...

French Embassy Tells Albania’s PM It Isn’t Appropriate to Attac...

The Embassy of France in Albania has reacted to the criticism of Prime Minister Edi Rama regarding the policy pursued by the EU towards the Balkan countries regarding...

Ambassador Kim Pledges Support of the US in the Fight against Corruption in...

The US Government and people remain committed to a democratic, secure, and prosperous future for Albania and they are committed to an Albania that becomes a full member...

DP”s Basha Steps Up Blasts on PM Rama Eying April 25 as His Last Day ...

Thousands of families are under water, without food supplies and medicines and large areas in Shkodra, Durres, Lezha and the entire western lowlands of Albania are under water,...

President Worried on Depopulation, Brain Drain, Rising Poverty and Loss of ...

The situation is problematic in relation to the phenomenon of depopulation of Albania that is threatening the national perspective of the country, said President Ilir Meta in a...

Trump Impeached in Tense Run-up to Biden’s Inauguration

US lawmakers, Wednesday, voted by 292 to 197 to impeach outgoing president Donald Trump for "inciting an insurrection" in the Capitol riot last week. Trump's trial is to...

Acting President Pledged in Brussels Kosovo’s Commitment to Reforms for P...

Kosovo’s acting president Vjosa Osmani, who paid a two-day visit to Brussels held a series of meetings, Pristina media said quoting notes on social outlets by her and...

Editor’s note/ Albanian Political, Social Circles Say ‘Mystery...

As Wednesday is the third day of the anti-Covid vaccination process the mystery over the origin of the 970 doses of the Pfizer vaccine goes on in Albania...

EU’s Ambassador Soreca in Unusual Criticism of PM Rama of Latter̵...

The EU Ambassador to Tirana, Luigi Soreca in an interview with VOA has expressed his belief that negotiations with Albania will be opened during the Portuguese presidency of...

Albania in Second Day of Anti-Covid Vaccination as Mystery Continues over V...

The second day of vaccination on Tuesday started with 60 epidemiologists from Tirana, Durres, Kruja and Kavaja at the premises of "Air Albania" in the Albaniab capital to...

US to Deploy 15,000 Troops for Biden Inauguration

The US is planning to deploy some 15,000 National Guard troops to Washington and state capitals nationwide in the run-up to president-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on 20 January,...

With Eye on Turkey, Greece to Extend Western Coastal Waters

Greece said Monday that it plans to extend territorial waters along its western coastline from six to 12 nautical miles, a move that could impact a tense dispute...

Anti-Covid Vaccination Launched in Albania with PM Being the Second to Be V...

Anti-Covid vaccination has been launched in Albania as its Prime Minister Edi Rama received the first dose on Monday. After filling out the form with health data, Rama...

Greek FM Reveals Details on Talks with Albanian Premier in Athens

The agreement with Tirana for an appeal to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, regarding the delimitation of maritime zones, will be ready after the April...

Ambassador Kim Pledges to Defend Constitution against Foreign and Domestic ...

In face of the unprecedented events unfolding in the US capital Washington on January 6 when supporters of outgoing president Donald Trump stormed violently the Capitol, Ambassador Yuri...

Weber Says Kosovo Should Make Progress on Unity in Dialogue with Serbia

"I don’t know whether it will be this year, and I don’t think it is really important when exactly a (Pristina-Belgrade) deal will be struck, but that we...

PM Rejects Opposition’s Accusations of Serious Flooding Situation in ...

"We have nothing to do with the political accusations and the immunization vaccine was found against Covid, while the formula for the opposition's despair vaccine has not been...

Ambassador Kim Grateful to Albanians for Standing with the US

“Many Albanian friends have expressed shock and concern over the recent assault on the US Capitol,” said US Ambassador to Albania Yuri Kim in her first reaction on...

Anti-COVID Vaccination Launched in Presevo Valley in Serbia

The first anti-COVID-19 vaccines, provided by the company Pfizer Biontech, are expected to arrive in the municipality of Presevo Valley on Friday. The news about this was confirmed...

Japanese Embassy and WBF Pledge Support to CSOs in Western Balkan Region o...

The Ambassador of Japan to Albania, Takada Mitsuyuki and the Executive Director of the Western Balkans Fund, Gjergj Murra, signed the agreement “Impact of COVID-19 on sustainability of...

Turkey, Albania Upgrade Ties to Strategic Partnership

Turkey and Albania have signed an agreement to upgrade bilateral ties to a strategic partnership level. Speaking at a joint news conference with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama...

Stunned by Trump Supporters Storming U.S. Capitol, Attempts to Overturn Ele...

World leaders on Wednesday expressed their shock as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed in Washington the U.S. Capitol building where Congress meets in an attempt to...

US Capitol in Lockdown as Protesters Storm Building

Supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Building on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of senators. The US Senate abruptly went to an emergency recess during...

Rama in Ankara for New Chapter of Albania-Turkey Cooperation

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama arrived in Ankara on an official visit to Turkey at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's invitation, PM Rama announced in a...

DP’s Basha Blasts Rama as PM Caring for His Interests

It is time for change and hope for Albania and Albanians as Prime Minister Edi Rama takes care only of himself, has said the Chairman of the Democratic...

Blockage of Saudi Fund for Southern Road Turns into Harsh Polemic between P...

President Ilir Meta has revealed that he has informed PM Edi Rama four times and has not received any response on the Vlora-Orikum road project in southern Albania...

Albanian Premier Due in Turkey for Talks on Wednesday

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama will pay an official visit to Turkey on January 6 on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's invitation, Turkey's Communications Directorate said on Tuesday....

New FM Takes Charge of Diplomacy Lauding Lessons Learned from PM Rama

"I have learned from the Prime Minister that what we do is never enough and that there is always more to improve than to be satisfied with what...

Parliament to Extend Greece’s Territorial Waters to 12 Navies Miles i...

In a symbolic nature, the Greek government is preparing to bring as the first bill to be voted in Parliament for this new year which will extend the...

PM Blasts President over Freezing Procedures for Southern Tourism Project

Prime Minister Edi Rama accused President Ilir Meta of blocking funds for the construction of the road that will connect Vlora with Radhima and Orikum, southern Albania. Rama...

VMRO-DPMNE Warns of Not Recognizing Census, Albanians Suspicions of Its Res...

Opposition party VMRO-DPMNE in North Macedonia has warned that it may not recognize the census result, which is scheduled to take place in April this year, Rel said...

First Days of 2021 Start with Slower Covid Cases, Senior Health Official Sa...

Albania reported 268 new coronavirus cases and four fatalities on Saturday as an influential doctor, Skender Brataj said the epidemic is under control and the latest preventive measures...

FM Ann Linde Unveils Sweden’s Priorities as OSCE Chair, Appreciates A...

Starting from January 1, 2021 Sweden will lead the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for one year, while Ann Linde, Sweden's Foreign Minister and the...

Albania to Get First Supply of Anti COVID-19 Vaccines in 3rd Week of Januar...

As the drive gets intensive in the Western Balkans to secure the anti COVID-19 vaccines, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has announnced that a supply of 500,000 doses...

Albania’s Diplomacy in New Hands after Dismissal of PM Rama by a Pres...

PM Edi Rama is not anymore Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania after President Ilir Meta, decreed on Thursday his dismissal from the post assigned to...

Russian Embassy Wonders Why PM Rama Was Upset by Possibility to Get Sputnik...

The Russian Embassy in Tirana has reacted after the comment of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on its publicly expressed suggestion for the Sputnik-V vaccine, describing that step...

Brutal Refusal of Russian Vaccine by Albanian PM Edi Rama as Political Tool

After using the epidemic for domestic politics, the government of Edi Rama has started to use it for geopolitics as well, has said the well-known doctor Erion Dasho...

Speaker Ruçi Urges Unified Positions of Tirana and Pristina in Defence of ...

"We must not allow the image of Kosovo, of its liberation war and of its efforts to be built, recognized and integrated as an independent state, to be...

Albania’s PM Sees Provocation in Russian Offer to Receive Anti- Covid...

Prime Minister Edi Rama has called the offer of the Russian Embassy in Tirana to offer vaccines to Albanians a ridiculous provocation, adding that he initially thought it...

Olta Xhaçka to Head Albania’s Diplomacy Replacing Cakaj in Governmen...

Albania has a new foreign minister replacing the acting head of country's diplomacy, Gent Cakaj. The new pick up is Olta Xhaçka as it was announced by PM...

President Unveils There Is No Official Request on Termination of Maritime T...

President Ilir Meta has stated that there was no official announcement or request to suggest the termination, suspension or termination of the bilateral negotiation process between Albania and...

Editor’s note/ Greece Extends Territorial Waters in Ionian Sea, Row o...

Editorial Greece took another step in extending its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea on Sunday with the publication of the presidential decree on the closing of bays...

WWII Bomb Found in Tirana; It Was Detonated at Biza Polygon

A World War II bomb has been found in Tirana, which was detonated in a controlled manner by the Armed Forces. The news is announced by the Minister...

German FM Unveils His Country Isn’t Obstacle to EU Enlargement

Germany is the last in the EU to slow down the enlargement process of the Western Balkans countries towards the Union, said Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. In an...

DP’s Basha Pledges Justice Reform after April 25 Elections in Albania

Albanians should separate themselves from the ruling party on April 25 general elections because it is known that at least justice will not be the property of the...

New Ambassador of North Macedonia Presents Credentials to President Meta in...

Albania has always been interested in the progress, prosperity and sustainable advancement of North Macedonia in the European integration processes, has said President Ilir Meta. This pledge was...

Kosovo Parliament Disbands Next Monday Paving Way to Snap Elections

The Parliament of Kosovo will hold Monday an extraordinary session when MPs will vote on adoption of the Budget 2021. Chief of Parliamentary Group of the Democratic League...

Albanian PM’s Private Life Draws Attention on Local TV on Christmas Eve

Some aspects of private life of early youth and involvement in the anti-communist movement of 1990s were the main parts of an interview of PM Edi Rama on...

Rama Tells Kosovo’s Acting President War with Serbia Isn’t Won with Vul...

In his first reaction to Acting President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani, who spoke against the Balkan mini-Schengen and the barrier on the ‘Nation Road’, Albania’s Prime Minister Edi...

Functionality of Albania’s Constitutional Court Hailed by Internation...

Congratulations  have poured in from representatives of the diplomatic corps in Tirana as the Constitutional Court is composed of 6 members starting from Wednesday. It took two years...

Parliament Starts Winter Holidays after Sealing Legislation of Next Year El...

Albania's Parliament has closed its deliberations for this year to restart them on January 18, 2021, according to the Speaker, Gramoz Ruçi. At the end of the plenary...

DP’s Berisha Denies Himself on Accusations Against EU Senior Official

Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha has apologized for his accusations against the Director for the Western Balkans at the Directorate-General for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG...

PM Rama Says Albania Pays Great Attention to Development of Ties with China

Albania has always paid great attention to the development of relations with China and considers it as a sincere friend and partner, said Prime Minister Edi Rama during...

Constitutional Court Rules Kosovo to Go to Polls within 40 Days

The Constitutional Court of Kosovo has ruled, after the appeal of the Self-Determination Movement, that the vote of MP Etem Arifi, which was crucial for the formation of...

Albania Suspends Flights from UK, New Timetable Lockdown

Albania suspends flights from Great Britain after the appearance of a new variant of the coronavirus in that country. The news was released by the Minister of Health,...

Russia Needs to Protect Borders Given Risks of Smoldering Regional Conflict...

Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the need to effectively protect its state border given the risks of smoldering conflicts in neighboring countries. "We need to ensure a more...

EU Countries Ban UK Travel and Halt Channel Freight over Covid Variant

More countries banned travel from the UK on Monday amid growing concern over a more infectious strain of Covid-19 in Britain as French restrictions curtailed freight transport across the...

US Ambassador, Opposition Head Discuss Upcoming Elections ‘Forgetting...

The US Ambassador to Albania, Yuri Kim has revealed the topics she discussed with the opposition leader, Lulzim Basha at Saturday's unofficial dinner. Ms. Kim said in her...

Hoti Rebuffs Vucic Refuting Any Accord without Serbia’s Recognition o...

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Avdullah Hoti has been sharp and cut responding to Friday's statement of President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic who said that as long as...

US Embassy Says Albania’s Justice Reform Progressing But Not Easy, Qu...

Although not easy the reform in judiciary system is making progress step by step and must continue, has said the US Embassy in Tirana. In a post on...

DP’s Head Announces Turnaround in Albania’s Approach towards Ko...

Albania and Kosovo will promote cooperation to eliminate official and unofficial barriers which hinder economic integration between the two countries, has said the leader of the opposition Democratic...

EU to Start Vaccinations on 27 December, No Mention of Aspirant Countries o...

"On 27, 28, and 29 December vaccination will start across the EU," European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen tweeted Thursday, referring to the roll-out of a Pfizer/BioNTech...

Editor’s note/ Is Albania in Search of Other Alternatives for Anti-Co...

"I believe the words of Kemal Ataturk go best who said that 'humanity is a single body and every nation is part of this organism'," has said Prime...

Centenary of Albania’s Accession to League of Nations Marked as Uniqu...

The 100th anniversary of Albania's accession to the League of Nations is a unique act in the history of Albania, said President Ilir Meta. Celebrating this historical event...

Kosovo’s Acting President Asks from Tirana to Have Document on Balkan...

A surprising revelation has been unveiled by the acting President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani who has stated that she will ask to have the document on the Balkan...

US, French, British and Other Embassies Sided with Government against Youth...

At a time when foreign embassies in Tirana like that of the US, France, Britain support young people with projects so that they are free, on the other...

President Urges Youth Not to Abandon Albania on 10th Anniversary of Visa Li...

Albania marks on Tuesday the 10th anniversary of free movement in the European Union countries, concretely in the so called Schengen area. President Ilir Meta reacted to this...

Electoral College Makes US President-elect’s Biden Victory Official

President-elect Joe Biden declared Monday, hours after the Electoral College made his victory over President Donald Trump official, that "the rule of law, our Constitution and the will...

Swedish Ambassador Elsa Håstad in Solidarity with Albanian Journalists

Swedish Ambassador to Albania Elsa Håstad has condemned the detention of Albanian journalists during recent protests by police in Tirana, according to a post on Twitter by her...

Fifth Day of Protests over Assassination of Klodian Rasha, No Incidents Rep...

In the fifth day of protests against the murder of the 25-year-old, Klodian Rasha by a police officer some hundred participants mainly young people took to the streets...

President’s Urge for Securing Anti-Covid Vaccines as He Expresses Pai...

President Ilir Meta has expressed his condolences for the death of the anesthesiologist, Mihal Kërci from the coronavirus describing this as a serious loss that requires deep reflection....

UNICEF Albania Joins Concern over Children’s Safety amidst Confronta...

UNICEF Albania is concerned about the potential harm and exposure to violence as well as risk of COVID 19 exposure that children and young people may be facing...

Albania Needs Change of System, Youth Can Make It, Says President Meta

"Albania is in such a situation when the only solution that young people see as a family and personal economic emergency is to leave the country without their...

As Protests Continued PM Accuses President, Ex-DP Leader Berisha of Instiga...

Protests to condemn the assassination of the youth, Klodian Rasha by a police officer continued for the third consecutive day on Friday with violent clashes in which special...

PM Calls Protesters ‘Barbarians’ as New Protest Is Warned on Fr...

"This state belongs to the citizens, not to the barbarians! The government is taken with votes not with burning," was the message that PM Edi Rama conveyed to...

Ten Fatalities, 1,320 Infected Teachers in Tirana in Two Months

Following the sporadic figures reported partially denounced in the media, there is now a complete picture of the situation of infections in the schools of the Tirana district...

New Protests over Fatal Police Shooting as Interior Minister Resigns in Alb...

The interior minister, Sander Lleshaj has resigned amid demonstrations after police fatally shot a young man during the overnight curfew in Albania on Tuesday. "My decision comes as...

North Macedonia, Albania Blame Bulgaria’s Veto of EU Membership Talks

Focus of the day North Macedonia's prime minister Zoran Zaev has blasted Bulgaria's veto of the start of his country's membership talks with the European Union, saying the...

Vice PM Denounces Violent Protests as Politically Motivated in Albania

Deputy Prime Minister Erion Brace said late Wednesday in his first reaction on the assassination of the 25-year-old, Klodian Rasha by police officer saying this murder is not...

Violent Clashes in Tirana in Front of Government Building Protesting agains...

A tense situation is in progress as several hundred Albanians after protesting for the resignation of the interior minister in front of his building have gathered in front...

EU’s Failure to Keep Its Promise to Albania and North Macedonia Leave...

The meeting of EU leaders, scheduled to gather in Brussels on December 10 and 11, will discuss among other things the two pending negotiating frameworks with Albania and...

Albania’s Democracy Day Marked by Political Forces in Their Own Ways

The 8th of December proclaimed as the National Youth Day in Albania to mark the start of the youth protests against the former communist regime in the end...

Police Shot Dead Youth in Tirana on Tuesday Night

A young man was shot with a firearm in Tirana, in the early hours of Tuesday, by a police officer on duty. As a result, Klodian Rasha, 25,...

EPP Political Assembly Adopts Resolution on Albania

The members of the European People’s Party (EPP) Political Assembly (PA) met in Brussels on Monday via video-conference to discuss political developments in member states, the ongoing coronaviru...

Rapid Covid-19 Tests Launched in Worsening Spread of Pandemic in Albania

Rapid Covid-19 Tests started to be applied to patients suspected of being infected by the coronavirus in Albania as of Monday. This was announced by the Minister of...

US Diplomat Wishes Start of Albania’s Accession Talks with EU in Dece...

While Albanian authorities have apparently given up the ambition to have the accession intergovernmental negotiations with EU started this year, a senior US diplomat is still hopeful for...

Durres Hit by Quake Measuring 3.4 Causing Reportedly No Damages

An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale has been reported in Albania near Durres on Sunday morning, Albanian and foreign geosciences institutions said. The earthquake hit in...

Rama Flies Urgently to the US in Search of Anti Covid Vaccines for Albania

Prime Minister Edi Rama has left for the United States of America in an announced trip as Albania's epidemic situation is getting aggravated with unchecked rising numbers of...

“Albania Gives Up Hope to Open EU Accession Talks This Year Eyeing Sp...

Albanian authorities have apparently given up the ambition to have the accession intergovernmental negotiations with EU started this year as a senior Socialist Party (SP) hoped they will...

The Parliament of Montenegro Elected a New Government

Montenegro’s parliament on Friday voted to approve a new conservative, pro-Serb coalition government, which will succeed a pro-Western party that has ruled the small Balkan nation for almost...

Deadlocked Dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade to Resume as Brussels Giv...

The EU- mediated dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia will resume in Brussels on 10 December amidst a tense situation between the two countries despite more than a decade...

Azerbaijan observes nationwide moment of silence for Patriotic War martyrs

A nationwide moment of silence to honor the memory of the Patriotic War martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan was observed at 12:00...

Not Few but 24 Recommendations by GRECO to Albania to Fight Corruption, SPA...

Corruption in Albania is high in many areas of public and business life and remains an issue of concern, according to the latest report by the Group of...

Albanian Parliament Sets Up Committee to Probe into Dick Marty’s Alle...

Parliament has approved the establishment of a special committee which will investigate into Dick Marty’s allegations that the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) ran an illegal detention centre in...

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister: “Azerbaijan is resolute to re-integrate...

"Azerbaijan is resolute to re-integrate its citizens of Armenian origin residing in the territories of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan into its political, social, economic...

SP Parliamentary Group Chief Whips President for Delaying Decrees as Part o...

President Ilir Meta should not use decrees for political purposes, said the Head of the SP Parliamentary Group, Taulant Balla in his speech held in parliament on Thursday....

Albania and North Macedonia Sign Accord on Joint Management of Fisheries in...

About two months after the signing of the agreement on the recognition of phytosanitary certificates for the circulation of barrier-free agricultural products, Albania and North Macedonia take another...

Belgrade’s Media: Trump and Putin to Solve Kosovo-Serbia Conflict in Belg...

A project dubbed “Revealing Russian disinformation networks and active measures fuelling secessionism and border revisionism in Central and Eastern Europe” has managed to draw the dominating narratives of...