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Balkan hopes for EU funds
Bushati: "German initiative started new chapter for the region"
DP will boycott the Parliament again
Basha: "The opposition's decision is still in act"
Preparations for Pope's visit
Buildings demolished and replaced with green spaces
Majority appeals opposition to do their job in Parliament 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 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.
You made a mistake with Kosovo, lawmaker Engel tells Congress You made a mistake with Kosovo, lawmaker Engel tells Congress
American lawmaker Eliot Engel dedicated his Thursday speech in Congress to Kosovo saying United States should do more to support the country’s aspiration for international recognition.
Serbia will never join NATO, Vuçiç says Serbia will never join NATO, Vuçiç says
Serbian Prime Minister Alexandar Vuçiç said his country will never become a member of NATO or any other military alliance.
New Ministers are sworn in at the Presidential Office New Ministers are sworn in at the Presidential Office
Without media presence, the 4 new ministers of the Rama government were sworn in today afternoon at the Presidential Office.
Kavaja Mayor election scheduled for May 7th; opposition to boycott Kavaja Mayor election scheduled for May 7th; opposition to boycott
President Bujar Nishani scheduled elections for the new Mayor of Kavaja to be held on May 7th, after Elvis Roshi was discharged when the decriminalization law came into power.
Juncker: EU break-up could trigger war in the Balkans 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 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 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 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.
Parliament approves new Ministers appointment Parliament approves new Ministers appointment
Albanian Parliament voted today in favor of the new Ministers appointed by Rama, after the President gave his decree on the names proposed by Prime Minister Rama.
Election Commission votes against Prosecutor demands to end Mayors mandates Election Commission votes against Prosecutor demands to end Mayors mandates
Central Election Commission has overruled the Prosecutor’s request to end mandates for two Mayors, Adriatik Zotkaj dhe Tërmet Peçi.
FM Bushati: Moscow aims to slow Balkans’ EU integration path 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 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 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
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 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
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.
Kosovo Army can reach full capacity within 6-7 years Kosovo Army can reach full capacity within 6-7 years
Military and security affairs experts suggested the 10 years period thought adequate for the Kosovo Security Force to transform into an Army should change as it could reach full capacity earlier.
Tillerson urges Senate ratification of Montenegro's NATO membership Tillerson urges Senate ratification of Montenegro's NATO membership
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told leaders of U.S. Senate to ratify as soon as possible Montenegro as the newest member of the NATO alliance, saying it is "strongly in the interests of the United States."
10 tons of drugs from Albania seized by Italy last 12 months 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 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.
Vote the vetting law and then continue to protest, vice Speaker tells DP Vote the vetting law and then continue to protest, vice Speaker tells DP
Parliament vide Speaker Valentina Leskaj invites Democratic Party MPs to return to Parliament to vote the vetting law and then go on with their protest as an obligation towards the constitution and their citizens.
Albanians involved in cocaine network will be extradited in Italy Albanians involved in cocaine network will be extradited in Italy
Three Albanians arrested in Vlora on Tuesday morning as part of an international police operation against drug trafficking will be extradited in Italy after Italian authorities have immediately stared legal procedures.
Vetting is key to negotiation talks’ start, says Estonian official Vetting is key to negotiation talks’ start, says Estonian official
Estonia is to take EU presidency in July and one of its priorities is enlargement. Foreign Affairs vice Minister, Matti Masikas confirmed Albania has a possibility to start negotiation talks during his visit to the country.
Election Commission will double-check decriminalization applications for 21 officials Election Commission will double-check decriminalization applications for 21 officials
The Central Electoral Commission will start on Thursday to double check decriminalization applications delivered by some MPs and Mayors. The process starts with Arben Ristani, secretary general of the Democratic Party and former leader Berisha is also included. In total, 13 MPs and 8 Mayors will be checked again.