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Escobar: Vucic ready to accept EU’s 3-point plan, Kurti not yet

The special envoy of the United States of America for the Western Balkans, Gabriel Escobar, declared that the best solution for Kosovo and Serbia is to accept the three-point plan proposed by the European Union. Escobar said there are indications that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is ready to accept this …

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Cannabis parcel found in Malesi e Madhe, three arrested

A cannabis parcel was discovered in Malësi te Madhe, while 3 people were arrested and one was declared wanted. “Successive operations for the prevention, identification and suppression of cases of cultivation of narcotic plants continue. The coded police operation “ZOOM”, developed with proactive methods by the Malësi e Madhe Police …

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Rama in Sarajevo/ Hosted by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prime Minister Edi Rama has arrived in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Sarajevo, as he is holding the second day of the Balkan tour, as part of the preparation for the Berlin Process summit, which will be held in Tirana in October this year. The head of the …

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Rama from Bosnia-Herzegovina: We are preparing to open Albanian embassy in Sarajevo

Prime Minister Edi Rama, in a press statement with the head of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Borjana Kristo, announced that the Albanian embassy in Sarajevo will be opened soon. The head of the government also asked to enable the free movement of Kosovo’s citizens. “I wish this to …

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Rama in Montenegro, hosted by Prime Minister Abazovic

Montenegro was the next stop of Prime Minister Edi Rama, who is following the second day of his Balkan tour. The head of the Albanian government was hosted in Podgorica by the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dritan Abazovic. According to the agenda published a few days ago for the Balkan …

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June Pride Parades and the Digital Ripple Effects on LGBT Rights

June Prides in Bosnia, North Macedonia, and Croatia were marked by violence, divisive legislation and societal divisions, while Albania faced privacy breaches and exam leaks. Hungary experienced DDoS attacks on independent news sites, and Romania saw arrests for sex trafficking. In Kosovo and Montenegro, misinformation and online insults reflected political …

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PM Rama to meet serbian president on 2nd day of Balkan tour

Prime Minister Edi Rama is holding this Friday his second day of the Balkan tour within the Berlin Process.  After yesterday’s meetings in North Macedonia and Kosovo, Rama will travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he will meet with Borjana Kristo, the president of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia. …

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House burned in Vlora, residents evacuated on time

An apartment was engulfed in flames in the early hours of Friday morning in Vlora.  According to the local media, the incident happened in the Hajro Çakërri neighborhood, where family members were also inside the apartment. Eight firefighters with two vehicles intervened immediately to extinguish the flames.  The people inside …

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Killer’s brother denies being involved in Kruja assasination

Valter Bami, who was arrested late on Thursday evening by Tirana police, has again denied being a participant in the assassination of Gentian Bejtja where Ramazan Sino lost his life. During the interrogation at the Tirana police department, Bami said that when the incident happened he was staying at home. …

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The hearing session against former minister Fatmir Mediu is postponed again

The hearing session against former minister Fatmir Mediu for the Gërdeci case is postponed again. The journalist of ABC News, Ermal Vija reports that the reason for the postponement of the session that was to be held today is the powers of attorney for the victims of the tragedy. The …

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Albania Upholds Ethnic Greek Mayor-Elect’s Vote-Buying Conviction

An appeals court confirmed the conviction for vote-buying of Fredi Beleri, mayor-elect of Himara, whose case has caused a diplomatic row between Tirana and Athens – potentially barring him from Albanian domestic political life for two decades. Original post Here

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With court recognition of Berisha-led DP, main opposition party shows signs of unity 

TIRANA, June 25, 2024 – Ending years of turmoil, a court has placed Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party officially under the control of the faction that has the most support among voters.  The decision means the state-recognized seal and funding will now shift from the minority faction led by Lulzim …

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Eight doctors accused for abuse of power, the court gives the decisions

The Court of Tirana has set the security measure of “house arrest” and “compulsion to appear” for some doctors and employees of the Oncology Department at the University Hospital Center in Tirana for abuse of duty. According to the investigations, these people, who were employed at the state hospital “Mother …

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A Turkish citizen arrested in Kapshtica, is expected his extradition to Instanbul

A 50-year-old man from Turkey, sentenced to over ten years in prison for the production and sale of narcotics, was arrested at the border crossing point in Kapshtica. He was arrested at the entrance to Albania and arrested by the Narcotics Investigation Section of DVP Korçë, with the aim of …

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SPAK has requested two years in prison for the elected mayor of Himara

The Court of Special Appeal will give the decision on Tuesday at 13:00 for the elected mayor of the Municipality of Himara, Fredi Beleri. ABC News reporter Ermal Vija reports that the Appeal will be heard in connection with the announcement of the decision. Fredi Beleri and Pandeli Kokaveshi plead …

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Graft Probe Raises Awkward Questions for Albanian Defence Minister

Defence Minister Niko Peleshi was part of a trip to Italy in 2013 that Albanian special prosecutors say was paid for by two now fugitive businessmen right before they clinched a lucrative solar power contract. Original post Here

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More than 5 thousand cannabis seedlings and plants were destroyed, 2 arrested and one wanted

About 5396 cannabis seedlings and plants were destroyed in Lezhë, Elbasan and Shkodër as part of the police operation coded “Clean Territory”. In the forest of Gëziq village in Mirditë, 500 cannabis seedlings were found in cubes. 35-year-old Maringlen Gjeta was arrested and his brother was declared wanted. For this …

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Three arrested in Morina for smuggling, an police officers part of the investigation

Three people were handcuffed at the border crossing point in Morina, as they were suspected of smuggling (vehicle parts) from Kosovo to Albania. According to the police, this group carried out the transportation of vehicles by bus and sold them in Albania, while it was also arrested and a customs …

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A 38 year old declared wanted by Italy, arrested in Tirana

A 38-year-old wanted by Italian justice was arrested in Tirana, as part of the coded police operation “Wanted 3”. Altianado Feimi was put in handcuffs after being declared an international wanted, after the Court of Genoa, Italy, has assigned the security measure “Arrest in prison”, for the criminal offenses “Criminal …

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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 Upholds Ethnic Greek Mayor-Elect’s Vote-Buying Conviction

An appeals court confirmed the conviction for vote-buying of Fredi Beleri, mayor-elect of Himara, whose case has caused a diplomatic row between Tirana and Athens – potentially barring him from Albanian domestic political life for two decades. Original post Here

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With court recognition of Berisha-led DP, main opposition party shows signs of unity 

TIRANA, June 25, 2024 – Ending years of turmoil, a court has placed Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party officially under the control of the faction that has the most support among voters.  The decision means the state-recognized seal and funding will now shift from the minority faction led by Lulzim …

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Eight doctors accused for abuse of power, the court gives the decisions

The Court of Tirana has set the security measure of “house arrest” and “compulsion to appear” for some doctors and employees of the Oncology Department at the University Hospital Center in Tirana for abuse of duty. According to the investigations, these people, who were employed at the state hospital “Mother …

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A Turkish citizen arrested in Kapshtica, is expected his extradition to Instanbul

A 50-year-old man from Turkey, sentenced to over ten years in prison for the production and sale of narcotics, was arrested at the border crossing point in Kapshtica. He was arrested at the entrance to Albania and arrested by the Narcotics Investigation Section of DVP Korçë, with the aim of …

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SPAK has requested two years in prison for the elected mayor of Himara

The Court of Special Appeal will give the decision on Tuesday at 13:00 for the elected mayor of the Municipality of Himara, Fredi Beleri. ABC News reporter Ermal Vija reports that the Appeal will be heard in connection with the announcement of the decision. Fredi Beleri and Pandeli Kokaveshi plead …

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Graft Probe Raises Awkward Questions for Albanian Defence Minister

Defence Minister Niko Peleshi was part of a trip to Italy in 2013 that Albanian special prosecutors say was paid for by two now fugitive businessmen right before they clinched a lucrative solar power contract. Original post Here

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More than 5 thousand cannabis seedlings and plants were destroyed, 2 arrested and one wanted

About 5396 cannabis seedlings and plants were destroyed in Lezhë, Elbasan and Shkodër as part of the police operation coded “Clean Territory”. In the forest of Gëziq village in Mirditë, 500 cannabis seedlings were found in cubes. 35-year-old Maringlen Gjeta was arrested and his brother was declared wanted. For this …

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Three arrested in Morina for smuggling, an police officers part of the investigation

Three people were handcuffed at the border crossing point in Morina, as they were suspected of smuggling (vehicle parts) from Kosovo to Albania. According to the police, this group carried out the transportation of vehicles by bus and sold them in Albania, while it was also arrested and a customs …

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A 38 year old declared wanted by Italy, arrested in Tirana

A 38-year-old wanted by Italian justice was arrested in Tirana, as part of the coded police operation “Wanted 3”. Altianado Feimi was put in handcuffs after being declared an international wanted, after the Court of Genoa, Italy, has assigned the security measure “Arrest in prison”, for the criminal offenses “Criminal …

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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 …