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Rama notifies meeting with Albanian immigrants in Italy

The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama continues his tour of meetings with the Albanian diaspora. After Greece, the next meeting of the head of government is with the Albanians in Italy. With a post on Facebook, Rama writes that the meeting will be held on May 26 in Milan. …

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Summit in Montenegro/Rama: We are ready to become part of the European market

Prime Minister Edi Rama, in his speech held at the EU-Western Balkans Summit, spoke about the positive progress of the new economic growth plan and the next steps for its implementation. Rama emphasized that it is now time for the region to become part of the EU, while underlining that …

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Rama in Montenegro, EU: We want to see ourselves as member states

The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, in his speech at the EU-Western Balkans Summit, which is being held in Montenegro, said that the region should cooperate in several areas. ” We must make our participation in the security policy more significant. We need to be part of the instruments …

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‘Harnex.io’ – Stirring the pot with a tech revolution…and bold ideas!

The Curious Case of Parid Varoshi, a Tirana borne tech entrepreneur A local inspirational story comes to us from our very own, Parid Varoshi, a Tirana borne tech entrepreneur and returning migrant. Parid periodically finds his way back to Albania while still completing a master program in Germany, all in …

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Family, colleagues and friends pay tribute to police officer killed two days ago

Familiars, relatives and police officers paid tribute to the late police officer, Novruz Cenalia who was killed two days ago in Fier. Police is still searching for the perpetrator, identified as a 23-year-old, Azgan Mernica, who after the murder flee the scene. Special forces and RENEA are making coordinated search …

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Gërdeci”/ Mediu’s request for financial expertise is dismissed

The process against Fatmir Mediu in the Special Court started with tensions and debate between the former Minister of Defense and the families of the victims of “Gërdec”. In the session, the families of the victims addressed the former minister with the words “you are a murderer and the prosecutors …

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Cultural project brings literary exchange between Saudi Arabia and Albania

TIRANA, May 15, 2024 – In an important step for cultural exchanges between Albania and Saudi Arabia, two publishers have agreed to bring Saudi literary works to Albanian readers and Albanian works to Saudi readers. The cultural project, made possible under the auspices of the Deputy Ambassador of Saudi Arabia …

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VIDEO/ Two children held hostage by their father, a 40-year old arrested

A 40-year-old man was arrested in Durrës after holding his two minor children hostage for several hours. The author had rented an apartment in “Shkëmbi i Kavajë”, while holding two minor children, 6 and 11 years old, hostage for several hours. After several hours of effort, RENEA managed to enter …

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Inter-ministerial Conference / Balla: Together we can build a safer future

Interior Minister Taulant Balla at the Inter-ministerial Conference of the countries of the Western Balkans, “Cooperation for Security and Migratory Flows through the Western Balkans”, stated that it is important to have broader regional cooperation in the fight against organized crime. In September 2023, we gathered within the framework of …

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Former director of ASHK in Saranda and two specialists in trial for fake legalization

The prosecution of Saranda sends the former director of ASHK, Aida Demi, and two specialists to court for “Misuse of duty”, after they legalized a 4-story building with forged documents. After several months of investigations, the Prosecutor’s Office at the Court of First Instance of the General Jurisdiction of Sarandë …

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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 …