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PM announces return of national folklore festival in Gjirokastra’s castle

Prime Minister Edi Rama has announced this Sunday the return of the National Folk Festival in Gjirokastra Castle. On a social networks’s reaction, PM Rama emphasized that the stone city will be full of colors, rhythms and songs and dances. “GOOD MORNING and with the good news of the return …

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The anthem of Kosovo turns 15 today

Today, the national anthem of Kosovo turns 15 years since its approval in the Assembly of 120 members, which declared independence on February 17, 2008. The proposal with the number “Europa” was approved on June 11, 2008, in a special session as the national anthem with 72 votes in favor, …

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A 30-year old is arrested for selling drugs

A 30-year-old man in Gjirokastër has been arrested by Police, after he was caught red-handed selling the narcotic cocaine divided into doses. So, during the arrest, about 45,000 new lek profited from their sale, a vehicle and 2 mobile phones were seized from the young man. “The amount of the …

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Popular rapper’s bar engulfed by flames in Durres

Bar of the famous rapper, Noizy, was engulfed in flames in the early hours of this Sunday morning.   According to police information, there has been only material damage as a result of the fire. On its part, the investigative group, in cooperation with the Prosecutor’s Office, continues to work to …

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Over 580 cannabis plants found in Shkoder

More than 580 cannabis sativa seedlings were found and destroyed this Sunday by police in the village of Mnelë e Vogël in Vaut de Deja. Law enforcement has announced a search for the suspected author of the cultivation of these seedlings, and the village headman has been criminally prosecuted for …

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The quadruple murder in Velipoja, Albanian arrested after two years in Italy

An Albanian wanted internationally has been captured in Italy. The police say that the arrested person was declared “wanted”, in relation to the event that happened in 2021, in Velipoja, where 4 citizens were shot dead. /abcnews.al […] Read More… Original post Here

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Elections in Montenegro/ ABC News in Podgorica: The situation in the voting centers

Today, early parliamentary elections are being held in Montenegro, the sixth since the restoration of the country’s independence in a referendum in 2006. Voting started at 07:00 and so far no major incidents have been reported. ABC News reporter Linda Karadaku is in a school in Podgorica, which serves as …

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Two drug dealers Arrested, three wanted in Lezha

Two people have been arrested and three others are wanted for distribution of hard drugs and cannabis in the city.  According to the authorities, the detainees sold narcotics in the Shengjin area, while the seized cocaine and cannabis was divided into doses and ready for sale. In the meantime, the …

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Kurti: Kosovo’s exclusion from the NATO military exercise is not fair

Prime Minister Albin Kurti has said that the allies’ criticisms are unfair against the situation in the north of the country. In an interview for Bloomberg, he emphasized that Belgrade should take the first step towards escalating the situation by cutting off support for the fascist militia. Meanwhile, he called …

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Fier, police officer injured in motorcycle accident

A police officer had an accident at noon this Saturday in the place called Qafe Koshovica. It is learned that the officer was driving a police motorcycle when he collided with a van. He was urgently sent to the hospital of Fier. The investigative team is working to clarify 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 …