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A 49-year-old man was arrested in Durres. Is expected his extradition to Spain

A 49-year-old announced as an international wanted man was arrested in Durrës for murder and criminal group. It is about Armando Masha, born in Durres, who is expected to be extradited to Spain. He was located by the Operational Forces as he was hiding in neighborhood no. 13, Durres. The …

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Albania Misused 33 million Euros of EU Funds, Anti-Fraud Office Says

EU Anti-Fraud Office urges Commission to block some 112 million euros earmarked for the development of Albanian agriculture following ‘serious misuse’ of 33 million euros granted in a previous programme. Original post Here

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Albania’s Power Couple, Meta and Kryemadhi, Get Divorced

Former President of Albania says he is divorcing his wife and long-time political mate Monika Kryemadhi, citing a mixture of personal and political reasons. Original post Here

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Major Power Blackout Hits Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro

Authorities were working to restore power after a major outage cut off electricity in four Balkan countries amid searing temperatures across the region. Original post Here

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A 23 year old arrested for firearms trafficking

A 23-year-old man from Kosovo was arrested in Rinas, as part of the police operation coded “Scanning”. The young man tried to traffic a pistol firearm with combat ammunition to Italy. The citizen from Kosovo had hidden the gun in a bag./abcnews.al […] Read More… Original post Here

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Olta Xhaçka’s mandate in the Constitutional Court/ Court examines the lawsuit filed by the opposition

The lawsuit brought by the opposition for the mandate of MP Olta Xhaçka will be reviewed on Friday at the Constitutional Court. Journalist Erneta Shevroja reports that today there will be a re-examination regarding this issue. “Today, there will be a re-examination in the Constitutional Court regarding the issue of …

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EU Urges Albania to Rethink Planned Changes to Protected Areas

Letter from the Head of the EU Delegation in Tirana expresses concern that planned changes to the law on national parks could result in ‘large tourism and industrial investments’ in areas whose biodiversity needs protection. Original post Here

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Albania Legalizes Online Sports Betting, Overturning 2018 Ban

After banning sports betting in 2018, Albania’s parliament has voted to permit it once again – in online form only, and under the management of ten selected companies. Original post Here

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Book Review – Enver Hoxha’s Long Shadow: Travels in Albania

John Watkins’ new travelogue offers an intriguing snapshot of a country still scarred by the legacy of its brutal dictator. Original post Here

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Albanian Activists Condemn Govt ‘Trick’, Paving Way for Investments in Protected Areas

Edi Rama’s government is attempting to radically change the law on protected areas, paving the way for construction for ‘strategic purposes’ and skipping the public consultation process. Original post Here