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Ismail Kadare, Greatest Albanian Writer, Dies at 88

The author of dozens of books translated into dozens of languages was feted abroad, in France especially – but some at home were less forgiving of his role during the communist era. Original post Here

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Oncology scandal, Rama: A crime against humanity

Prime Minister Edi Rama qualifies as a crime against humanity, the use of a doctor’s uniform, to extract money with blood for medicines of the sick, referring to the Oncology scandal. During his speech at the meeting of heads of services at QSUT, Rama said that nothing is missing in …

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Albanian renown writer Ismail Kadare, dies age 88

The Albanian renown writer, poet and novelist, Ismail Kadare died this Monday in Tirana, age 88. Were his familiars that found him lifeless in his home. He is the only Albanian national who was many time a candidate to win the Nobel price in Literature. In 1992, Kadare was awarded …

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Albania’s population shrank by 429,000,  census results show

TIRANA, June 28, 2024 – Albania’s population shrank by almost 14 percent in 12 years, losing about 429,000 residents, according to the country’s official 2023 census, the results of which were just released.  The census conductor, the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), said the number of residents of Albania is now …

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A 25 year old arrested for smuggling emigrants

A 25-year-old man was arrested as part of the police operation codenamed “Axis” The 25-year-old man was caught red-handed on the “Korçë-Pogradec” road axis, near the village of Vërdovë, Pogradec, transporting 17 immigrants from third countries, in the direction of Tirana, with an “Opel” van, against profit, with purpose of …

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Rama: We will forgive fines for illegal construction

Prime Minister Edi Rama has handed over the ownership titles of the houses in Theth and in some other areas of the North, where the inherited problems have been solved. During his speech, he said that fines for constructions without permission will be waived, as they were done out of …

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The results of the exam for optional subjects in the State Matura are published

This Sunday, the results of the optional subjects exam for the state matura were released. The Minister of Education, Ogerta Manastirliu stated that graduates can see the results on the link provided by the ministry. “Important notice for Graduates. The results of the optional subjects exam of Matura 2024 are …

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Hasani: Albania’s integration in EU cannot be hindered by any single individual

The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Igli Hasani, in his speech at the Dubrovnik Forum, emphasized that we, in the Western Balkans, must start bringing solutions to the table, find a way to move forward from all the problems that hinder us , which will bring more prosperity, peace …

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Albania’s Census Shows Population Fell by 14% Since 2011

Albania’s population fell from 2.8 million in 2011 to 2.4 million, according to the newly-published results of the 2023 census – with figures showing a sharp rise in the percentage of elderly citizens. Original post Here

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Change of his majesty’s Ambassador to Albania: Nick Abbott

Nick Abbott has been appointed the new British ambassador to Albania. The news was announced by the British embassy in Tirana through an announcement on social networks, where it states that the diplomat will start work in September. Earlier, Abbot held the post of ambassador in Pristina for the period …