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Strengthening rule of law and democracy key to Albania’s EU bid, EU ambassador says 

TIRANA, May 9, 2024 – As Albania and the European Union marked Europe Week, the head of the European Union Delegation to Albania, Ambassador Silvio Gonzato says the fight against corruption and organized crime is essential for Albania’s progress towards EU membership, alongside meeting standards in strengthening democracy and the …

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Elections for SP congress delegates, votes Prime Minister Rama

Prime Minister Edi Rama has cast his vote in relation to the elections that the Socialist Party is holding for the congress delegates of this political force. The head of government voted from the administrative unit of Surrel. The Socialist Party is electing delegates to the congress that will take …

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Special Appellate reviewed the decision after “Strasbourg” for Antoneta Sevdari

For the first time, a final dismissal decision for former prosecutor Antoneta Sevdari, former member of the KLP, has been reviewed. The review of the dismissal decision by the Special Appeal Commission came after the decision of the Strasbourg court that gave Sevdari the right. It is learned that Sevdari …

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Two Ukrainian women are found dead in Tirana

Two girls from Ukraine have been found dead in the area of ​​Selvia in Tirana. Journalist Ervin Leka reports that, according to preliminary investigations, it is suspected that the girls died from an overdose. Therefore, a response from the police is expected to clarify the circumstances of the event./abcnews.al […] …

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SPAK confiscates about 1.2 million euros of assets of the Albanian trafficker in Belgium

Organized, Trafficking and Corruption through Preventive Measures against Assets”, submitted to the Special Court of First Instance for Corruption and Organized Crime, the request for the confiscation of the assets of citizen Flamur Sinanaj and persons related to him. Citizen Flamur Sinanaj is subject to law no. 10 192/2009, as …

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Begaj: The results of the reform, tangible

President Bajram Begaj, in an activity within the framework of the Day of Justice, said that the reform in justice has given tangible results. The head of state said that for the first time in decades, the culture of impunity was deeply shaken while adding that judges and prosecutors must …

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“Nothing an the expense of justice”, Manja: Each body should provide tangible results for the citizens

Minister of Justice Ulsi Manja, speaking about the reform in justice, praised the work of prosecutors and judges. In the activity being held as part of the Day of Justice, the minister said that they should see the work as a “patriotic duty” in conditions where citizens wait for years …

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Rama shares details from the meeting with the Albanians in Athens: A special moment of pride!

Prime Minister Edi Rama will be in Athens on May 12, where he will hold a meeting with compatriots there. Through a post on Facebook, the head of the government, as he called on the Albanians to participate, revealed that the meeting will start at 11:00 in the Galatsi stadium, …

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The judges of GJKKO who will examine the appeal for Fredi Beleri’s sentence are determined

The Judges of Special Appeal who will hear the appeal against the conviction of Alfred Beler are determined. The lottery has selected Daniela Shirke as chairperson and Dhimitër Lara and Ilirjana Olldashi as members. The date of the hearing has not yet been set, while Beleri was sentenced in the …

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Europe Day, Rama: Albania, closer than ever to the old dream

Today is Europe Day, a day to celebrate peace and unity across the continent. The origin of this day dates back to 1950, when Europe was still recovering from the devastating effects of World War II. On May 9, 1950, the first move towards the creation of what is today …

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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 …