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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...

Kosovo leaders pay homage to legendary hero Jashari celebrating proclamatio...

The President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani together with the Prime Minister Albin Kurti and other members of the government cabinet and MPs of Self- determination Movement (LVV) paid...

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...

Works to build Vlora airport kick off in atmosphere of Independence Day

In the atmosphere of the celebration of Independence Day of Albania – the proclamation of its independence on November 18, 1912, works started on the construction of the...

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...

NM’s Zaev resigns as party head, SDSM to hold elections on December 1...

North Macedonia's prime minister, Zoran Zaev, has stepped down as head of the Social Democratic Party (SDSM) in the wake of the party’s defeat in local elections in...

Minister assures that patients are safe in Covid hospital after fire

Minister of Health Ogerta Manastirliu told the media on Saturday that a fire broke out in one of the administration offices, which has nothing to do with the...

Students, driver shot at a bus in Decan in Kosovo on Friday evening

"We have no reason to believe that we are dealing with a terrorist act or an attack on the bus as a whole," said Veton Elshani, deputy police...

Berisha denies Basha’s claims that he places himself above DP

Veteran Democrat leader Sali Berisha has responded to the statements of the leader of the Democratic Party (DP), Lulzim Basha, who said that Berisha allegedly puts himself above...

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...

US Embassy commemorates tragic tremor shaking Albania on November 26, 2019

The US Embassy has commemorated the tragedy of two years ago when a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Albania on the morning of November 26, 2019. In a Twitter...

Kurti: “We are more than 2 countries to be distracted”

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti has said that government officials of Kosovo and Albania should speak as diplomats and work as patriots. He made that comment in the...

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...

British Army to Switch Main Training Base From Canada to Oman in Move Seen ...

The British Army has had a huge base in the Canadian province of Alberta since 1972. The Suffield base became increasingly important as the British Army pulled resources...

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....

Bulgaria confirms veto on EU talks with North Macedonia, says Albania to be...

Bulgaria confirmed its veto on the launch of membership talks between the European Union and North Macedonia during a meeting of the EU’s General Affairs Council, saying the...

“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...

Bulgarian prosecution says an injured in the bus crash has disappeared

Forty-four bodies were found dead at the site of the bus explosion in Bulgaria, said the spokeswoman for the Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor's Office, Siika Mileva on Thursday. "We...

Pope offers prayers for victims of Bulgaria bus crash

Pope Francis has expressed deep sadness for the loss of life and the injuries caused by a fatal bus incident in Bulgaria on Monday morning. The bus, traveling...

Basha blasts ‘clientelist’ government on 2022 draft state budget

Taking the floor in the discussion of the 2022 draft government bill in Thursday’s parliamentary plenary session, the chairman of the opposition Democratic Party (DP), Lulzim Basha turned...

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,...

Government under way of closing orphanages in Albania

The Orphanage in Vlora, southern Albania,  will be finally closed, while the 13 children who are there will be returned to their biological families. This was revealed by...

North Macedonia and Bulgaria mourn victims of bus crash inferno 

The flag of the Republic of North Macedonia was flown at half-mast. Bulgaria has also declared a day of mourning on Wednesday. "We are together with our North...

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...

Turkish film week launched in Albania to last until November 26

Turkey's Yunus Emre Institute (YEE), which introduces Turkey's cultural heritage in creative ways to foreigners, launched a Turkish Film Week in the Albanian capital Tirana Monday. The five-day festival was...

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,...

Commission keeps mum over Albania’s asylum seekers

More than 1,400 Albanians sought asylum in EU member states in August 2021, a 46% increase compared to July and more than double that of June, reverting to...

Controversial judge Dvorani cleared by SPAK, President to follow the case

The Special Court against Crime and Corruption (SPAK) has rejected the lawsuit of the President, Ilir Meta against the former head of the Judicial Appointments Council, Ardian Dvorani....

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...

“Croatia’s Rose” monument unveiled in Vukovar

A monument by academic sculptor Lovre Jakšić “Croatia’s Rose”, commemorating Ružica Markobašić who was murdered at Ovčara farm on 20 November 1991 while five months pregnant, was unveiled...

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...

Bulgarian president Radev wins second term

Bulgarian president Rumen Radev won a second term in office by a wide margin on Sunday as voters in the European Union's poorest country backed his strong anti-corruption...

German Minister says citizens will be ‘vaccinated, cured of dead’ from ...

Germany has introduced new measures to slow a rise in COVID cases after the nation set a new record for coronavirus infections for a second consecutive day. Numbers...

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...

5 killed, 40 injured, including kids, when SUV plows into Wisconsin Christm...

A driver blew past police barricades and plowed into a group of people marching in a Christmas parade in Wisconsin on Sunday — killing five people and injuring...

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...

Montenegrin president linked with Albanian tycoon on money laundering

The president of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic has turned down the latest claims over his alleged connection to Albanian businessman wanted for money laundering, Rezart Taci. Taci is wanted...

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...

PM worried about garbage in Albania saying businesses should pay more for c...

Prime Minister Edi Rama said at a meeting with mayors and perfects on Saturday that businesses should pay more for cleaning. Rama stressed that high fines further reduce...

Berisha to his ex – protege Basha: “You must resign as we are a...

Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha has again demanded the resignation of the chairman of the Democratic Party (DP), Lulzim Basha, who, according to him, does not recognize the...

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...

UNICEF Albania condemns tragic death of boy, calls for nationwide reflectio...

“UNICEF condemns any act of violence against children.  We need a nationwide reflection and the reaction of all actors to enable the effective protection of any child at...

Assassination of little Mateo Vasiu marks the end of the “New Justice...

Since Tuesday, November 16, Albania is in agony because of the murder of a child only 8 years old. A macabre crime transcending even animal instincts. We are...

Bulgaria summons Turkish ambassador over ‘interference’ in its election...

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry summoned Turkish ambassador Aylin Sekizkök to urge her country’s institutions not to interfere in its elections, the ministry said on November 18 as quoted by...

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...

Petition signed by citizens pressing for hanging assassin of boy in Fier

The relatives of the macabrely killed 8-year-old and many citizens have demanded the death penalty for the perpetrator of the murder, Klodian Calamani. The relatives of the little...

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...

Russia Ready to Discuss All Space Security Issues With US

Russia is ready to discuss the entire spectrum of space security issues with all interested countries, including the United States, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. "We...

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...

Monstrous asassination of Child in Albania, party to UN Convention on Child...

The macabre murder of an 8-year-old in the village of Grecalli in Fier, southern Albania, on Tuesday, has shocked the entire Albanian public opinion. Police said the tragedy...

Honorable Deputies Use a More Dignified Vocabulary!

By Mons. George Frendo O.P Today (November 17), I read the report on yesterday's session of Parliament, and I was left very disappointed and sad by reading words...

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...

New health project to promote healthy lifestyles at schools

‘Schools for Health’ launches its operations in health promotion and disease prevention among schoolchildren A new project will promote healthy lifestyles in order to reduce the risk of...

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...

EU calls for ‘full ceasefire’ after clashes between Azerbaijan and ...

Azerbaijan and Armenia on Tuesday traded accusations of the other side initiating fighting along their shared border as fresh clashes erupted between the arch foes a year after...

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...

Editor’s note/ DP in its critical dilemma: “To Be Dismantled or Not?”

The statement of the chairman of the opposition Democratic Party (DP), Lulzim Basha after the meeting of the chairmanship, which have endorsed by majority of votes to convene...

Western Balkans in trouble: Why the EU should make a new offer to the regio...

Vessela Tcherneva Tensions have grown in recent months in the Western Balkans, and the coming weeks look difficult across the region. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the leader of...

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...

Day to the world’s poor/ Pope’s appeal to the rich: ‘break br...

Pope Francis decried societies which rush indifferently past the poor, often judging them instead of helping them, as he celebrated Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica attended by...

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...

Putin comments on allegations of Russian involvement in Poland-Belarus stan...

Contrary to what some parties allege, Russia is not involved in the ongoing crisis at the borders between Belarus and some EU nations, primarily Poland, Russian President Vladimir...

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...

Albania caught by corruption and vetting punishes corrupt politicians

Albania is a country caught by corruption and the vetting of politicians punishes corrupt figures and returns power to the citizens. The Democratic Party chairman, Lulzim Basha wrote...

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...

Five earthquakes in Bulqiza in Albania during the last 12 hours

Five seismic tremors were recorded in less than 12 hours in Bulqiza, northern Albania. The strongest hit was felt at 16.08 on Friday afternoon. The residents of Bulqiza...

White House mocks Trump’s claim to have an ‘envoy ambassador...

Trump said on Thursday he dispatched an "envoy ambassador" to the Kosovo-Serbia border. In response, a White House official said the former president had a "very active imagination."...

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...

4.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Tirana and northern Albania on Friday

An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred on Friday afternoon 24 km northeast of Tirana, Albania, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported. The quake hit at a...

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...

Yuri Kim at the glass shop

By Andi Bushati The US Ambassador Yuri Kim has made a flagrant intervention in the conflict of a political organization, so much so that in terms of brutality...

Draft budget 2022 adopted in principle in parliamentary financial committee...

The draft state budget for 2022 and the fiscal package that will accompany it were adopted in principle by the Parliamentary Committee on Economy and Finance on Thursday....

‘Europe is in danger’: top diplomat proposes EU military doctri...

 The European Union's foreign policy chief warned the bloc on Wednesday that it must agree an ambitious doctrine as the basis for joint military action abroad, including with...

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,...

Abazovic doesn’t think there will be early elections in Montenegro ex...

The Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dritan Abazovic thinks that there will be no new elections in this Balkan country but there will be a model that can...

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...

DP says Rama uses the police as a background of political propaganda

The presentation of the 2022 budget for the Ministry of Interior, where the Prime Minister Edi Rama was present on Tuesday, has been the target of criticism by...

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...

Greek, Russian FMs discuss Prime Minister Mitsotakis’ visit to Moscow...

Greek Foreign Affairs MinisterNikos Dendias had "an extensive phone conversation" with Russian FM Sergey Lavrov on Monday, he said in  a tweet. The focus he added was on...

Albanian and Greek politics has failed to pursue people’s good relati...

"Developments in North Macedonia and the crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina are not good signs for the Western Balkans," said Prime Minister Edi Rama in an interview with...

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...

DP’s Basha hints he talked with US congressmen on Democrat veteran leader...

"The Democratic Party (DP) and I cannot become anyone's personal advocates, but we will be advocates of the daily problems of Albanians. "We were assured that we would...

President marks the 11th anniversary of visa liberalizations for Albania at...

As November 8 marks the 11th anniversary of the decision of the Council of Europe (CE) for the liberalizations of visas for Albania, President Ilir Meta had a...

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...

“Wind” of vividness, expectation and optimism felt in DP

By Tritan Shehu* One more reason why the National Assembly of the Democratic Party (DP) is a necessity! Otherwise we risk the worst! The interference without statute and...

Zero’ tolerance on misbehavior against journalists by police bodies p...

A police officer was fired because of an incident with a journalist while she was reporting on a criminal event in the suburban areas of Tirana on Saturday,...