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Arbri Road opens for circulation on the occasion of Liberation Day in Alban...

On the day of the Liberation, Prime Minister Edi Rama conveyed views of Rruga e Arbrit, an important infrastructural development that adds to the wonderful nature and that...

Albania honors martyrs fallen for the liberation of the country on November...

After the ceremonies to mark the 109th anniversary of the proclamation of the Independence of Albania in Vlora on November 28, the highest heads of state and government...

DP’s head pays homage to the Monument ‘Mother Albania’ on Independenc...

Chairman Lulzim Basha accompanied by MPs and other representatives of the opposition Democratic Party (DP) held on Sunday morning homage for Independence and Liberation Day at the monument...

Flag raising ceremony in Vlora unites President Meta and PM Rama

The raising of the Flag in Vlora opened the beginning of the celebrations for the 109th anniversary of the proclamation of the Independence of Albania. The ceremony took...

PM Rama in Vatican on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of establishment...

"Today more than ever, especially in the presence of His Excellency, I want to thank you for the brotherhood that has united the Holy See and the Republic...

Unchanged antagonistic stances of Rama and Kurti on Open Balkans initiative

Albania's Premier Edi Rama has made the tragic warning that when the eagle, the national symbol of Albanians, changes from two- headed into one headed there's a risk...

Albania and Kosovo sign a string of cooperation agreements in joint governm...

The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama dwelt on the agreements signed with the government of Kosovo in the 7th intergovernmental meeting held in Elbasan on Friday, underlining...

Germany is supporting Albania’s economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic ...

On November 26, 2021, KfW’s Director for South-east Europe and Turkey Dr. Klaus Müller and the Executive Director of the Rural Credit Guarantee Foundation (RCGF), Mr. Bajram Korsita...

DP’s Berisha denies claims of State Department declaring him unwanted...

Former Prime Minister and founder of the right-wing Democratic Party (DP) Sali Berisha categorically ruled out the creation of a new political force in Albania. In an interview...

Putin to Vucic: Russia supports Serbia’s stance on Kosovo

Moscow has unwavering support for Belgrade’s position about the Kosovo settlement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during talks with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Socchi on Thursday....

“We believe in the innocence of Thaci, Veseli and all their comrades&...

Albania’s Head of State Ilir Meta met during his visit to Kosovo with the leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo Memli Krasniqi on Thursday. Meta pointed out...

Albania’s debt has mounted to 80 percent like in Germany

"The 2022 budget has some key words and the first one is the social package of support for families and citizens in need. The debate can be done...

Albania’s PM pushes for expediting Open Balkans initiative

"It is not up to us to convince anyone that Open Balkans is open. We have to move forward, we can not wait. It is up to everyone...

Social Democrat, Green and liberal parties agree to form German government ...

Germany’s Social Democrat, Green and liberal parties have presented a deal to form a new government, with Olaf Scholz, the finance minister, succeeding Angela Merkel as chancellor. The three parties,...

Albanian government endorses agreement on work permits with Kosovo

Interior Minister Bledi Cuci told the media after the government meeting on Wednesday that one of the agreements that will be signed on Friday at the joint meeting...

Berisha to Kim: Don’t use crimes of narcotics to behave as governor o...

"Your support will reestablish the Democratic Party (DP) and pluralism. December 11 comes to Albania as the date of the coronation of the second greatest Albanian miracle since...

Dozens of victims in bus carrying North Macedonian tourists in Bulgaria; Al...

At least 46 people, including 12 children, died when a bus crashed and caught fire in western Bulgaria, officials say. The victims have not yet been officially named,...

Albanian PM Rama announces zero profit tax for all small businesses

Prime Minister Edi Rama has declared that a zero profit tax regime will continue to be maintained for all small businesses in Albania. Rama made that announcement as...

DP’s Basha steps up attacks on his ‘father’ Berisha findi...

The time of former Prime Minister Sali Berisha as a politician is over. This was stated by the chairman of the Democratic Party (DP), Lulzim Basha in an...

Appeal to US Congress: Bulgaria to resolve dispute with North Macedonia wi...

Bulgaria must reach a "final solution" to the dispute with North Macedonia so that it, together with Albania, can begin its EU membership talks "before the end of...

Albania will not become a massive host country for emigrants

The National Security Commission reviewed the draft law "On the ratification of the agreement between the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania and the government of...

DP’s Assembly first decision will be to declare Soros persona non grata f...

The first decision after the December 11 Democratic Party (DP) Assembly will be to declare persona non grata the US billionaire, George Soros, who, as the veteran leader...

President reveals hidden side of ‘puppet chairman’ of Democrati...

In an interview with the "Voice of America" ​​on Thursday the current head of the Democratic Party (DP), Lulzim Basha issued strong accusations against "citizen Ilir Meta", as...

President Refutes Greek Embassy’s verbal protest on Chameria exhibiti...

President Ilir Meta has turned down a note of protest by Greek Embassy which considered as provocation an exhibition organized by civil society with thousands of years old...

Survey finds Albanians choose the EU over the US

The majority of the population in Albania has a different opinion from the one that tries to impose the ruling caste, which runs after the strongest, said lapsi.al...

Berisha’s protege Basha threatens to expel DP founder from party on D...

The approach of the National Assembly of the Democratic Party (DP) called by supporters of the founder and veteran leader, Sali Berisha expected to be held on December...

Armenia violates the ceasefire one year after the agreement with Azerbaijan

By Anar Huseynov * Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Hellenic Republic and to the Republic of Albania. November 10th marked one year since the signing...

Assembly of 11th of December to set future course of DP to overthrow curren...

The further progress after the eleventh of December when the National Assembly of the Democratic Party (DP) will adopt the desicions following its deliberations will set the course...

Rama says Bulgarian veto on North Macedonia collateral damage for Albania

Albania does not yet have a date for holding the first Intergovernmental meeting with the EU and its destiny is linked to that of North Macedonia due to...

Albanian American Republican denounces Duma’s suggestion of a DP̵...

Marathon like rallies under the well known logo Foltore- conversation with grassroots across Albania- launched by the veteran leader of the Democratic Party (DP), Sali Berisha, had as...

Albanian Parliament in traditional physical ‘activity’ of MPs a...

A physical clash between deputies of Democratic Party (DP) and Socialist Party (SP) Ervin Salianji and  Erion Brace interrupted Tuesday's plenary session of Parliament which is discussing the...

Kosovo governing party loses capital in runoff mayoral vote

Kosovo's governing party suffered a heavy blow Sunday by losing the capital's mayoral post in runoff municipal elections held in almost two-thirds of the country after center-right opposition...

Revelation of Ex- Socialist FM: Albania doesn’t consider ‘Cham ...

Former Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati in an interview with the Greek newspaper "To Vima" said as quoted by local media on Sunday that the International Court of...

President Backs Urge of Catholic Bishops to Government to Fight Poverty in ...

President Ilir Meta has reacted after the strong call of the Bishops of the Albanian Catholic Church to the government to take concrete measures for the poorest, the...

PM Rama says Albania’s EU accession process being undermined by Bulga...

Albania has met all the conditions for the opening of the accession negotiations with the EU, but the process is being undermined by the veto imposed by Bulgaria...

Kurti appeals for more equality and justice in the Peace Forum in Paris

"It is our duty as leaders, scientists and activists, not to stand on the margins of history, but to be progressive, to embrace and shape it, advocating for...

As Foltore heralds overthrow of Rama and Basha list of signatures to conven...

The veteran leader of the right-wing Democratic Party (DP), Sali Berisha said that Socialist PM Edi Rama has made the wrong calculations with the 'hostage chairman' as he...

Shkodra Mufti denounces attempt to replace words ‘mother’ and &...

The Mufti of Shkodra, Imam Muhamed Sytari during the sermon on Friday has strongly opposed the request of the LGBT community to replace the word mother and father...

Opposition determined to topple Zaev’s government in North Macedonia

Opposition parties tried several times on Thursday to hold a no-confidence vote in Zoran Zaev's government – but their inability to muster a quorum left them unable to...

Basha says there won’t be DP Assembly which can be held when he wants

The Democratic Party (DP) chairman, Lulzim Basha has called the compilation of the list with the signatures of the Democrats who ask for the convening of the National...

Kosovo is not invited to the Democracy Summit, State Department says ‘...

The US State Department has said it does not "comment on domestic issues why some countries have not been invited" to the Democracy Summit hosted by US President...

The Netherlands supports the launch of the first intergovernmental conferen...

"The Netherlands has openly supported the taking of the next step for Albania and the convening of the first intergovernmental conference." This was declared by the Prime Minister,...

Various ethnic Albanian parties feel kingmaker in new political fight in No...

North Macedonian lawmakers will vote on November 11 on a motion of no confidence in the Social Democrat-led government. Speaker Talat Xhaferi scheduled the vote after opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski...

Berisha announces that 4200 signatures will be handed over to convene DP’...

The veteran leader of the Democratic Party (DP), Sali Berisha announced in a meeting with Democrat grassroots of the town of Pogradec that 4200 signatures for the convening...

Speaker receives new Serbian Ambassador, wish expressed for promotion of bi...

“In recent years, the relations between Albania and Serbia have been enriched with new developments thanks to our commitment to serve the strengthening of bilateral and regional cooperation...

SP Prime Minister ready to participate at round table of political forces i...

The ruling Socialist Party (SP) chairman and Prime Minister, Edi Rama pledged that they will participate in a round table of the political forces as proposed by Fatmir...

Rama meets US delegation in spirit of continued strengthening of partnershi...

Prime Minister Edi Rama received on Monday a group of US senators and congressmen, who are on a visit to Albania. The Prime Minister shared photos of the...

Albanian PM launches the initiative ‘clean up’ the country star...

Prime Minister Edi Rama called on citizens on Sunday from Vlora, southern Albania  and his most favorite destination for holidays, not to pollute the environment. The head of...

CAA alarmed: Balkan Peace processes under serious threat

The Council of Albanian Ambassadors is following with great concern the latest political developments in Bosnia Herzegovina. Extreme ethnic polarization and growing tensions fueled by toxic rhetoric, conflicting...

EU disburses €90 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Albania to addr...

The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, disbursed €90 million in Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) to Albania on Friday.  This disbursement is the second and last tranche of a...

Parliament to ask Venice Commission’s opinion on extension of mandate of ...

The Albanian Parliament will address the Venice Commission for an opinion on the constitutional amendment to postpone the term of the bodies of the vetting process in Albania....

The Ambassador of Sweden in Tirana, Mrs. Elsa Hastad: Albania is a gem in E...

Exclusive interview of Ambassador of Sweden Mrs.Elsa Hastad with Argumentum.al “Albania is a gem in Europe! You have the sea, you have mountains, you have cultural diversity, you...

Rama says next meeting of Open Balkans leaders to be held in December in Ti...

The leaders of the initiative Open Balkans pledged that starting from January 2022 there would be a great mutual relaxation at the borders of Albania, North Macedonia and...

Edita Tahiri: George Soros’ son to be declared non grata! Stop Edi Ra...

In the focus The former chief negotiator of the Kosovo-Serbia talks, Edita Tahiri has made a strong statement. She demanded on Wednesday that Kosovo declare non grata the...

Rama in ‘Open Balkans’ event in Belgrade, it’s expected p...

While the next meeting of 'Open Balkan' is expected to be held in Belgrade on Thursday, it is learned that Montenegro is taking steps towards inclusion in this...

Washington’s top diplomat to Tirana advises SP and DP to let alone di...

US Ambassador to Tirana Yuri Kim has advised the heads of the parliamentary groups of the ruling Socialist Party (SP) and of the opposition Democratic Party (DP), Taulant...

Rama asks ‘big polluting countries’ how they think to help non-polluter...

Prime Minister Edi Rama has expressed the expectations that leaders of developed countries will keep the promise of funding to support low- and middle-income countries starting from clean...

Meta says autocrats used the pandemic to abuse power and strengthen regimes

"The autocrats used the pandemic to abuse power and strengthen their regimes. Countries need to be supported with vaccines and concrete aid against COVID-19," President Ilir Meta told...

Rama and Vucic hold informal meeting in Glasgow against the background of Z...

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic held an informal meeting earlier this Monday in Scotland. Rama and Vucic were both in Glasgow to attend...

SP proposes deputy Damian Gjiknuri as co-chairman of the commission on elec...

The deputy, Damian Gjiknuri, a former minister, has been proposed by the majority to be co-chairman of the Commission on the Electoral Reform. This was made public on...

North Macedonia’s prime minister resigns after local election results 

North Macedonia’s prime minister has announced his resignation following the heavy defeat of his governing Social Democratic Union in the country’s local elections. Zoran Zaev told a news...

Albanian Speaker willing to strengthen ties between Albanian Parliament and...

"I want to express my will and commitment to strengthen the ties between the Albanian Parliament and the German Bundestag given the role of parliaments and parliamentarians as...

SMI’s Vasili on Albania’s frightening 2.3 billion euros debt

The Deputy Chairman of the Socialist Movement for Integration (SMI), Petrit Vasili has considered an irreversible war the battle against the Eurobond that the Albanian government will take...

“Albanians in Serbia are hostage to Brussels’ dialogue,” ...

"History is talking and screaming about our fate," has said the Albanian Forum for Economic Development in Serbia (AFEDS) in a recent statement which announced that Ms. Sonja...

Albania and China eye expansion of bilateral ties, abolition of visas for t...

The State Counselor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Wang Yi paid a visit to Albania on Friday as part of a regional...

Berisha announced that DP Assembly to be held on December 11

The veteran leader of the right- wing Democratic Party (DP) has announced at the meeting with supporters in Lezha, northern Albania, that the PD Assembly will be held...

PM Rama and DP’s Basha stole the show in Thursday’s plenary session of ...

Amidst curses, accusations, and jokes Prime Minister Edi Rama and the chairman of the Democratic Party (DP), Lulzim Basha during most of the time of Thursday’s plenary session...

Kosovo’s PM Kurti downplays threats made against him

Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti said on Thursday that he doesn’t feel threatened or intimidated in response to Wednesday’s reports that there have been possible threats made...

Who poisoned the people of Kruja?

By Prof. Artan Fuga What is going on? It is reported that 500 citizens are hospitalized due to poisoning in the town of Kruja. And the media do...

Chinese FM and Greek PM hail development of China-Greece relations in their...

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday hailed the development of China-Greece relations in his meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens. Wang...

Premier Rama supports publicly DP’s Basha against veteran Democrat le...

In an open support to the current head of the Democratic Party (DP), Lulzim Basha versus the tour under the motto Foltore undertaken by the veteran leader, Sali...

Austria hopes EU accession intergovernmental conference with Albania to ope...

"Austria has always supported Albania on its path to the European Union and we hope that the First Intergovernmental Conference could open soon," declared Austrian Ambassador to Albania...

Ongoing investigations into massive poisoning of citizens in Kruja

The Minister of Health, Ogerta Manastirliu said that epidemiological investigations had started into the massive poisoning in the town of Kruja where she was to inspect the situation...

Albania and Saudi Arabia eye strengthening of economic cooperation

President Ilir Meta received on Tuesday in a meeting the Minister of Religious Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Sheikh Abdullatif Bin Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul...

Italy closes borders with Albania while PM Rama prepares to fight against v...

Italia has decided to close its borders with Albania due to rising infections in this Balkan country This decision enters into force on October 26 this year and...

President Sisi received Albanian PM; Egypt, Albania sign 3 MoUs in cultural...

Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli and his Albanian counterpart Edi Rama held a meeting on Saturday in Egypt, where both sides tackled the ways of enhancing the bilateral...

DP’s Basha very tough with those who oppose him

Chairman of the Democratic Party (DP), Lulzim Basha said in a press conference on Saturday that he will not allow anyone to split the Democratic Party. Basha made...

Albanian satellites to monitor waste situation in this Balkans country

Prime Minister Edi Rama said in a meeting with the mayors of Albania on Friday that the satellite Albania 1 will help for information on the situation of...

Third anti-Covid dose for citizens over 60 as pandemic situation aggravates...

Citizens over the age of 60 can get the third dose of the vaccine not earlier than the second dose starting from November 1 this year. This is...

Albanian PM Blasts Bulgaria for Blocking EU Integration Process of Albania ...

"I am convinced and I do not doubt that the Open Balkans is the right idea at the right time. Everyone will embrace it step by step, We...

EU’s Soreca willing to cooperate with DP veteran leader Berisha

The internal clash in the right-wing opposition Democratic Party (DP) between Lulzim Basha, current chairman, and Sali Berisha, DP founder and first president after the fall of communism...

Majority-Opposition meet with Ambassador Kim in what is considered U.S.-Alb...

The US Ambassador to Albania, Yuri Kim met on Wednesday with leaders of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission, Socialist Party Chairperson Mimi Kodheli and  Democratic Party Deputy Chairperson Tomor...

DP’s Basha boasts a 15% increase of popularity thanks to having expel Ber...

In Wednesday’s press conference the chairman of the Democratic Party (DP), Lulzim Basha said that according to his polls, the Democrats want him to lead the party for...

EU Commissioner Lobbying for Open Balkans Initiative Rejected by 3 WB Count...

"I call on the six Balkan countries to return to the common regional market and cooperation. We want all these countries of the Western Balkans to be part...

Berisha Calls on Democrats to Unite to Resurrect the DP and Overthrow Rama ...

The veteran leader of the Democratic Party (DP), Sali Berisha declared in his meeting in the frame of the talk with the party grassroots so called Foltore in...

Albania and Kosovo pledge to foster diplomatic cooperation but avoid Open B...

Albania and Kosovo consider the establishment of a joint Secretariat as an operational structure that will be an effective mechanism for following up and implementing the agreements signed...

New protest against price increases in Tirana as protesters say they ‘are...

Citizens gathered again in front of the Prime Minister's Office as they had warned to protest on Monday. The protest was held to oppose the increase in prices...

Vetting of politicians urged by DP, issue to be presented in Parliament

The Democratic Party has renewed its demand on vetting of politicians' assets  considering it as a legitimate goal which should be carried out by the special prosecutor's authority...

Opposition Claims Victory in Local Elections in North Macedonia

In a sharp setback for the Social Democrat-led government of Zoran Zaev, the main right-wing opposition VMRO DPMNE party has claimed victory in Sunday’s first round of local...

The EU risks turning to fakenews, says Albanian chief negotiator

Albania's chief negotiator with the European Union Zef Mazi stated on Sunday that the Union is slowing down with the enlargement process, undermining its credibility. In an interview...

Grenade thrown at border crossing in Jarinje

Police and customs officers at the Jarinje border crossing were hit by a grenade. According to the media in Kosovo on Sunday, the grenade was thrown from Serbian...

Montenegro’s Deputy PM worried over ‘inflation’ of initia...

Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro Dritan Abazovic has spoken about regional initiatives, the "Open Balkans" and a potential new initiative between Montenegro, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina in...

“Open Balkans” becomes official, other regional countries invit...

The "Open Balkan" initiative has become official with a signed document. The Albanian and North Macedonian heads of government, Edi Rama and Zoran Zaev and, the Serbian President,...

Berisha’s ‘Foltore’ in Korca Urges Assembly to Resurrect DP, Protests...

The Democratic Party (DP) will resurrect stronger than ever with new power without Lulzim Basha as chairman of the largest opposition force in Albania, has said the DP...

President says IMF’s recommendations had been presented by him through de...

President Ilir Meta stated on Friday that the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund made 3 days ago have been presented by him through decrees. He listed 11...

Ambassadors of Kosovo and Serbia present their Credential Letters to Presid...

President Ilir Meta received on Thursday the new Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Tirana on the occasion of the presentation of Credentials Letters, presidential sources said....

Vucic threatens Serbia to restrain Pristina if EU cannot

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić has aid during the meeting with the Serbs from Kosovo in Raška on Wednesday, that he had told the EU’s special representative for the...

Rama 3’ government to get a new 700 million euros debt

Albania is getting ready to enter international markets for a new Eurobond worth up to 700 million euros. The Minister of Finance, Delina Ibrahimaj said on Wednesday that...

Violent incidents escalate in north of Kosovo, EU urges their immediate sto...

Injured, arrested and barricades as the Kosovo Police launched an operation against smuggling of goods to several locations in Kosovo, including municipalities in the north of the country...

Berisha declares his decisive return will be the best time with Democrats

"I have decided to return at a moment when I have got a blow without any facts, without any basis except for a primitive revenge of Soros and...