Blog
News

Rama: “Open Balkan has done a great service to the region”  

Prime Minister Edi Rama, in a conference with his Macedonian counterpart, Dimitar Kovacesvski in Skope, was asked about Open Balkan process, whether or not it damages Kosovo. Rama said that this initiative has only brought good things to the region and whoever did not participate has made a mistake. “I …

Read More
News

Rama start the tour in Balkan with Skopje

Prime Minister Edi Rama will start the Balkan tour today, where he will hold meetings in Skopje, Pristina, Belgrade, Sarajevo and Podgorica. The head of government’s first stop will be in North Macedonia, where he is expected to meet with Macedonian Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski at 11:00 a.m. today. At …

Read More
News

Rama Conditions Medical Degrees on Five Years’ Work in Albania

To stop newly qualified doctors from leaving the country, medical students will now have to work for five years in Albania before getting their diplomas. Original post Here

Read More
News

Albania Bank Rejects Calls to Act Against Currency’s Rapid Rise

Sharp rise in the value of the lek is hitting Albanian exporters hard – but Bank Governor Gent Sejko insists the rise is down to normal economic activity – not money laundering, as critics claim. Original post Here

Read More
News

Kurti refused meeting with Albanian P.M, Rama: We will talk tomorrow in Pristina

Although the prime minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, refused the meeting with the head of the Albanian government, Edi Rama will not cancel his visit to Pristina, as part of the Balkan tour. “I am here because for this decision, as far as the visit tomorrow in Pristina and the …

Read More
News

Medicine students to work in Albania for 5 years before receiving degree

Prime Minister Edi Rama told journalists after the government meeting that students who want to continue medicine must accept the condition that they work for 5 years in the service of the people before they receive the degree. According to him, this applies to students who will apply this year …

Read More
News

Clinton gets rockstar welcome in Albania, weighs in on Kosovo

TIRANA, July 5, 2023 – The 42nd U.S. President Bill Clinton has received a rockstar welcome in Tirana, cheered on by a crowd at a ceremony in his honor in front of the Albanian Prime Minister’s Office on Monday.  The former U.S. president is cherished in Albania and Kosovo for …

Read More
News

Four Dibra men punished for cutting down forest trees

Four people in Diber have been criminally prosecuted for illegal cutting of forests and construction without permission this Wednesday. Two of them, 36 and 32 years old from Bulqiza, were prosecuted after they were caught transporting wood for fire with their vehicles, which had been cut in violation of the …

Read More
News

Kurti refuses meeting with Rama, has one condition: Meeting of the two governments in Pristina

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, has refused to meet with Edi Rama as part of the two-day tour he will hold in the Balkans. In a press conference, asked by journalists if he will meet with Rama, Kurti said that he has asked to hold the joint meeting …

Read More
News

Several cannabis plots destroyed in Kruja anti-drug operation

An anti-cannabis operation is taking place this Wednesday in Kruja with the aim of discovering and destroying narcotics. Intensive checks have been carried out in the entire Kruja area, mainly in the Kruja Highlands, Nikel, Bilaj, Derven, Mazhe, Thumane, etc. In the framework of these checks carried out by the …

Read More
News
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

News
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 …

News
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 …

News
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 …

News
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 …

News
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

News
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 …

News
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 …

News
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 …

News
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 …

News

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

News

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 …

News

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 …

News

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 …

News

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 …

News

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

News

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 …

News

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 …

News

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 …

News

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 …