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RAI3 show/Rama: Undeserved mud for Albania and Albanians

Prime Minister Edi Rama addressed the public opinion with a message regarding the publications of the Report program of the Italian television channel Rai3 on Albania. Rama has described these publications as undeserved mud for Albania and Albanians. According to the head of the government, there were accusations and mentions …

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Head of Tax Ceno Klosi resign

General Director of Taxes Ceno Klosi resigns. It is learned that the resignation was submitted this morning. The head of taxation has confirmed to ABC News that he has resigned from this post to accept the appointment as Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Energy. Ceno Klosi was appointed General Director …

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Interceptions/ The policemen took bribes to pass citizens to EU countries

The interceptions of the Prosecutor’s Office of Tirana for 8 police officers, who took bribes from 50 to 500 euros, to allow the passage to the countries of the European Union, of persons who were not allowed to pass to these countries, were uncovered. The scheme was discovered by tapping …

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Minister Hasani two-day visit to Romania

The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Igli Hasani, is on his way to Romania, where he will pay a two-day official visit on June 4-5. During his visit, Minister Hasani will hold several bilateral meetings with the highest officials of the country, such as: the Minister of Foreign Affairs …

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Expulsion for 5 years/ Interceptions, how a convicted to Germany was allowed to cross to the EU

ABC News has secured the file with the interceptions where police officers in Rinas allowed the passage of citizens who had problems with the law, to the countries of the European Union. The scheme was discovered by tapping the cell phone of Enea Sulejmanaj, who is now under arrest. Sulejmanaj …

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Xhelal Mziu being questioned by SPAK

PD MP, Xhelal Mziu, was called to SPAK to provide clarifications regarding some tenders at the time he was running the municipality of Kamza. The prosecution has doubts that the awarding of these tenders was done in an abusive manner. It is learned that Mziu gave clarifications in front of …

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The Prosecutor’s Office of Tirana seizes several bank accounts of an Italian firm

The Prosecutor’s Office of Tirana has seized several bank accounts of an Italian firm with the suspicion that they stem from criminal activities. 1.5 million ALL, 20 thousand euros and 480 thousand dollars have been seized. From the investigations of the prosecutor’s office of Tirana, it appears that the citizens …

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Accused for drug trafficking in Spain, a 28-year-old arrested in Lezha

A 28-year-old man, accused by the Spanish authorities of drug trafficking, was arrested this Monday in Lezha. On May 28, the court of Tarragona assigned the security measure of “prison arrest” to the young Albanian for the criminal offense “Trafficking in narcotics”, provided for by the Spanish Penal Code. “Accused …

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Matura exams/ 28,000 graduates will do the foreign language test today

About 28,000 high school graduates will take the first State Matura exam today, where they will be tested for the foreign language. Journalist Ajgena Korbi in a direct link to “Breaking News” reported to ABC News more details about the development of the test. The exam will start at 10:00 …

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Lawyers boycott court sessions in Durrës, demand better working conditions

The Durrës Bar Association has decided to boycott the sessions in Durrës. 120 lawyers from this Monday to Saturday will not be participants. According to journalist Leonidha Musai, lawyers are looking for better working conditions, as they do not have the proper facilities to cope with the influx of files …

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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 …