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Fushe-Kruja, unidentified person throw opposition commissioner out of polling center

An incident has been recorded this Sunday in the voting center 1302/1 in the city of Fushë-Kruja. According to the police, unidentified persons entered this polling center and removed the opposition commissioner, Ilir Hyka from the premises. The Police Services, immediately after receiving the notification, went to the Voting Center …

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Albanians head to polls to elect mayors, municipal councils 

TIRANA, May 13, 2023 – Albania’s voters will head to polls Sunday to elect mayors and councils for the country’s 61 municipalities in the first competitive administrative elections in eight years. Two groupings have fielded the most mayoral candidates — the ruling Socialist Party of Albania (SPA) and the Together …

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Athens Condemns Alleged Vote-Buying Arrest of Greek Politician in Albania

Police arrested Fredi Beleri, a Greek expatriate mayoral candidate in the southern Albanian municipality of Himara, on suspicion of vote-buying, sparking diplomatic protests from Athens. Original post Here

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Albania, Greece spar over mayoral candidate’s arrest 

TIRANA, May 12, 2023 – Albanian police have arrested the opposition’s candidate for the mayor of Himara on charges of vote buying, leading to a spat between Greek and Albanian authorities over the ethnic Greek party representative’s detention two days before the Albanian municipal elections.  The arrested candidate, Fredi Beleri, …

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The arrest of Fredi Beleri, the Greek ambassador emergency meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Greek ambassador in Tirana, Kostandina Kamitsi, met this morning with the director of the region at the Albanian Foreign Ministry. The Greek diplomat has expressed to the Albanian side her concern about the arrest of Fredi Beleri, the candidate of the “Bashkë Fitojmë” coalition for the municipality of Himara. …

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Fredi Beleri’s arrest, Dendias calls Rama

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias contacted Prime Minister Edi Rama after the arrest of Fredi Beleri for vote buying. The conversation between them comes after the Greek ambassador in Tirana, Konstantina Kamitsi, following Dendia’s instructions, held a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sources told ABC News that the …

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In Local Polls, Albania’s Socialists Face Opposition in Disarray

Campaign policies are in short supply ahead of Albania’s May 14 local elections, in which the ruling Socialists face a Democratic Party split in two. Original post Here

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Fredi Beleri, the candidate for Himara Municipality is arrested

Fredi Beleri, the candidate of the “Bashkë Fitojmë” coalition for the municipality of Himara, was arrested. He was escorted shortly after midnight to the premises of the police department of Vlora. Sources told ABC News that Beleri was arrested on the charge of buying and selling votes. He was escorted …

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The car of the Russian embassy in Tirana crashes, one person dies, another is injured

The police have provide details of the serious accident that happened yesterday evening in the area of ​​Sauk in Tirana, where the vehicle of the Russian embassy was involved. The car collided with the metal road banner, went off the road and then hit the curb. As a result of …

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LGBT Watchdog Chides Balkan, Central Europe Countries for Rights Setbacks

ILGA-Europe, in its latest annual report and rankings, singled out Serbia and Turkey for backsliding in the field of LGBTI rights. Original post Here

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Without documents in Morina/ The facilitation of crossing without procedures at the border is extended to 9 months

Citizens of Albania and Kosovo will pass through the border point of Morina without checking identification documents during 9 months of the year and on holiday weekends. The governments of the two countries revised a protocol, which until now facilitated the movement procedures at this border point only in the …

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Balla welcomes the new officers sworn in

Interior Minister Taulant Balla wished success to 96 students who graduated from the “Bachelor” program from the Faculty of Security and Investigation, as well as 31 Police experts for special functions, during a ceremony held at the Security Academy. Deputies of the Security Committee, the General Director of DPPSH, lecturers, …

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SPAK seizes the apartment of Fatos Tushe in Vlora

The Special Prosecutor’s Office against Corruption and Organized Crime has seized the apartment of the former mayor of Lushnje, Fatos Tushe, who was previously convicted for abuse of office and violation of equality in tenders. In the meantime, the investigation by the special prosecutor’s office is continuing for the concealment …

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Rama hosted by Macron in an official ceremony

Prime Minister Edi Rama is in France as part of a two-day visit at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron. The Prime Minister is welcomed with an official ceremony by Macron. At 14.45, Rama and Macron will hold a face-to-face meeting. During the visit to Paris, the head of government …

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Rama will be hosted by Macron in an official ceremony, several agreements will be signed

Prime Minister Edi Rama is in France as part of a two-day visit at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron. The Prime Minister will be welcomed with an official ceremony at 13:00 by Macron. After the ceremony, Rama and Macron are expected to hold a press statement. Afterwards, several intergovernmental …

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The prosecution requests the confiscation of Alda Klosi’ assets

The Prosecutor’s Office of Tirana requests the confiscation of the assets of the former official Alda Klosi, after it was proven that the assets have no legal origin and it was proven that they were created during criminal activity. Through an announcement, the prosecution says that the 500,000 euros that …

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Operation against cannabis cultivation/ Balla: From the next week, monitoring will be with Bayraktar drones

Starting next week, terror monitoring will also be carried out through Bayraktar drones. The news was given by the Minister of the Interior, Taulant Balla, in a statement to the media. Balla also announced that at the end of the month, police measures related to security and the smooth running …

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Dumani: SPAK is not indifferent to the decision-making of KPK and KPA

Altin Dumani says that SPAK is not indifferent to the decision-making of KPK(Independent Qualification Commission) and KPA(Special Appellate College), regarding the vetting process. During his speech at the National Council of European Integration, Dumani said that from their decisions, SPAK receives indications to carry out criminal prosecutions and property investigations. …

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Xhacka reacts over calls for removal of her mandate in Parliament

Former minister of Defense, Olta Xhaçka, reacted this Thursday in Parliament over the debates for her mandate. She said that she never benefited being a socialist minister or MP, saying that his case was stopped by the Constitutional Court. Xhacka refused to be in a conflict of interests after her …

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Man dies in a car crash in Divjaka-Lushnje road

A 44-year-old man died in a car crash this Thursday morning in Divjake-Lushnje road axis. The victim, was moving with a motorcycle when was hit by a car, driven by a 22-year-old. The driver was transported to hospital in a grave health condition, while the victim died on the scene. …

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Without documents in Morina/ The facilitation of crossing without procedures at the border is extended to 9 months

Citizens of Albania and Kosovo will pass through the border point of Morina without checking identification documents during 9 months of the year and on holiday weekends. The governments of the two countries revised a protocol, which until now facilitated the movement procedures at this border point only in the …

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Balla welcomes the new officers sworn in

Interior Minister Taulant Balla wished success to 96 students who graduated from the “Bachelor” program from the Faculty of Security and Investigation, as well as 31 Police experts for special functions, during a ceremony held at the Security Academy. Deputies of the Security Committee, the General Director of DPPSH, lecturers, …

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SPAK seizes the apartment of Fatos Tushe in Vlora

The Special Prosecutor’s Office against Corruption and Organized Crime has seized the apartment of the former mayor of Lushnje, Fatos Tushe, who was previously convicted for abuse of office and violation of equality in tenders. In the meantime, the investigation by the special prosecutor’s office is continuing for the concealment …

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Rama hosted by Macron in an official ceremony

Prime Minister Edi Rama is in France as part of a two-day visit at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron. The Prime Minister is welcomed with an official ceremony by Macron. At 14.45, Rama and Macron will hold a face-to-face meeting. During the visit to Paris, the head of government …

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Rama will be hosted by Macron in an official ceremony, several agreements will be signed

Prime Minister Edi Rama is in France as part of a two-day visit at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron. The Prime Minister will be welcomed with an official ceremony at 13:00 by Macron. After the ceremony, Rama and Macron are expected to hold a press statement. Afterwards, several intergovernmental …

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The prosecution requests the confiscation of Alda Klosi’ assets

The Prosecutor’s Office of Tirana requests the confiscation of the assets of the former official Alda Klosi, after it was proven that the assets have no legal origin and it was proven that they were created during criminal activity. Through an announcement, the prosecution says that the 500,000 euros that …

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Operation against cannabis cultivation/ Balla: From the next week, monitoring will be with Bayraktar drones

Starting next week, terror monitoring will also be carried out through Bayraktar drones. The news was given by the Minister of the Interior, Taulant Balla, in a statement to the media. Balla also announced that at the end of the month, police measures related to security and the smooth running …

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Dumani: SPAK is not indifferent to the decision-making of KPK and KPA

Altin Dumani says that SPAK is not indifferent to the decision-making of KPK(Independent Qualification Commission) and KPA(Special Appellate College), regarding the vetting process. During his speech at the National Council of European Integration, Dumani said that from their decisions, SPAK receives indications to carry out criminal prosecutions and property investigations. …

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Xhacka reacts over calls for removal of her mandate in Parliament

Former minister of Defense, Olta Xhaçka, reacted this Thursday in Parliament over the debates for her mandate. She said that she never benefited being a socialist minister or MP, saying that his case was stopped by the Constitutional Court. Xhacka refused to be in a conflict of interests after her …

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Man dies in a car crash in Divjaka-Lushnje road

A 44-year-old man died in a car crash this Thursday morning in Divjake-Lushnje road axis. The victim, was moving with a motorcycle when was hit by a car, driven by a 22-year-old. The driver was transported to hospital in a grave health condition, while the victim died on the scene. …