Majority appeals opposition to do their job in Parliament The Socialist Parliamentary Group leader, Taulant Balla, said this
Monday that also the majority has the votes to vote the laws and
implement them, they appeal the opposition to do their job and represent
the people who voted them.
Basha says US officials support opposition demands Democratic Party leader Lulzim Basha said from Washington he received support from high level officials in the United States for opposition requests for a technical government in Albania and the resignation of Prime Minister Rama.
Juncker: EU break-up could trigger war in the Balkans President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker, sent a message to US President Donald Trump asking him not to encourage European nations to copy “Brexit”. Speaking to “Financial Times”, Juncker warned EU break-up could trigger war in the Western Balkans.
Agreement reached in Macedonia, Parliament Speaker will be Albanian For the first time since the independence of the Republic of Macedonia, an Albanian will hold the position of Parliament Speaker. The news of an agreement between the Democratic Union for Integraton and socialdemocrats of Zoran Zaev was announced by chief of staff of DUI Artan Grubi.
Russian FM Lavrov accuses West for Macedonia’s crises Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov declared he hoped Western countries will understand the risk of their efforts to destabilize Macedonia. He said it seems strange that the Balkans is perceived as e region where Russian activity is considered provocative and normal relations between Russia and the Balkans raises concerns in the West.
The Sicilians who support Albania Albania National Football Team will have a lot of supporters when it will play Italy on Friday in Palermo, in a match for the World Cup qualification group. But not all of them would have traveled from Tirana and other places. Arberesh, Albanians who left the country in the Middle Ages and have mostly gathered in Sicily and Calabria will be in the stands supporting their country of origin.
FM Bushati: Moscow aims to slow Balkans’ EU integration path It is very important the United States deepen their commitment in the Balkans, a region faced with terrorist threat and Russia’s efforts to increase its influence. Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati said in an interview at the Atlantic Council that the Balkans that Russia is trying to put obstacles on the Balkans’ countries path to NATO and EU membership.
Russian cyber-attacks came from Albania MSNBC Political reporter Rachel Maddow suggested Russian interference in the US Presidential elections came from different web pages created in Albania and Macedonia, as part of a “cyber war” of different countries against the United States.
Albania’s candidates for Strasbourg Court get green light Thre candidates from Albania in the race to replace Judge Ledi Bianku for a new 9 year term in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg have passed the first phase after getting the approval of the counceling experts’ panel fulfilling the Council of Europe criteria.
Explosion in Albanian military base, two injured
An explosion rocked the Porto Romano military base in Durrës, Albania, where two people got injured. The men identified as a sergant and an employee of the Albcontrol agency and their life is not in danger, official reports say.
Shooting in Elbasan, one man heavily injured One man was severely injured tonight after a shooting in Elbasan, a city 45 km southeast of Tirana. The shooting occurred in a bar near the city Courthouse after an armed man opened fire inside a moving car.
No Albanians among causalities in London attack, say Foreign Ministry
Albanian Foreign Ministry informed that there were no Albanian causalities in today’s London attack, where 4 people died and at least 20 other were injured. The Albanian Embassy in the England capital also informed will be constantly monitoring the situation closely for any new information regarding its nationals.
10 tons of drugs from Albania seized by Italy last 12 months 10 tons of drugs were seized by Italian authorities in the last 12 months coming from Albania. “Guardia di Finanza” published the data in its annual report saying the massive amount arrived in the country by sea, mainly in the Apulia region and in the city of Bari.
FM Bushati meets Secretary Tillerson Foreign Affairs Minister Ditmir Bushati met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during this visit to Washington where he attended a meeting of FMs from the Global Anti-ISIS Coalition countries. During the meeting Minister Bushati said parties once again confirmed their cooperation in the operations to fight the Islamic State.