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Double murder in Lushnja / The Office of the Special Prosecutor requests life imprisonment for Laert Haxhiu

The Special Prosecutor’s Office requests a “life imprisonment” sentence for Laert Haxhiu, who is accused of the double murder in Lushnja. Haxhiu is being tried in absentia for what is known as the Lushnja Massacre that happened in September 2017. Jurgen Hoxha and Zamir Latifi lost their lives in that …

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President Begaj decrees criminal amnesty with 110 votes in favor

The President of the Republic, Bajram Begaj, has signed the decree for the granting of criminal amnesty. The decree signed by the head of state comes a few days after the criminal amnesty was approved in the Parliament of Albania, with 110 votes in favor. This broad parliamentary vote will …

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Anti-drug raids in 3 countries, trafficked from Germany to Italy

Other details have been revealed regarding the international police operation codenamed “Sammogia”, which spread to Albania, Italy and Germany. Three Albanians were arrested in Vlora, at the expense of the Italian state. ABC News reporter Ervin Leka reports that the criminal organization was run by some Albanians. They received the …

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Tourism Investment Conference/ Kumbaro: 4.2 billion euros in revenue in 2023

It started today, on the second day of the meeting of the Commission for Europe of the World Tourism Organization, the “Conference on Investments in Tourism and the Economic Development of Europe and Albania” with a focus on the promotion of investments and the case of success stories and future …

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“Albania was isolated before”, Rama: Let’s leave the history to future generations

During the speech at the 70th meeting of the Commission for Europe of the World Tourism Organization, Prime Minister Edi Rama stated that Albania was previously isolated and tourists should go to the barber earlier to remove their beards and long hair, in order to were allowed in our country. …

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SPAK closes the investigations for 3 former officials of the Municipality of Tropoja

The Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPAK) has closed the investigations for 3 former officials of the Municipality of Tropoja for violation of equality in tenders. Zenel Çela, Ramiz Bardhi and Rexhep Ismailsufaj have pleaded guilty in connection with a tender of nearly 500 thousand euros for the reconstruction of a school …

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Vangjush Dako remains under house arrest, Appeal rejects SPAK’s request

The Special Appeal leaves the measure of house arrest for Vangjush Dako unchanged. SPAK demanded the return of the former mayor of Durrës to his cell, while the court released him after the detention period ended. He was arrested last June on charges of abuse of office. Dako was released …

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Unprecedented corruption arrests sweep shakes up Tirana mayor’s leadership

TIRANA, April 8, 2024 – When Tirana Mayor Erion Veliaj returned to work last week after a short stay in hospital for a surgical procedure, he faced a nasty surprise: Most of his top management team at city hall had been arrested on corruption-related charges.  On the orders of the …

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Council of mandates decides Monday over the mandate of Olta Xhaçka

The Council of Regulation, Mandates and Immunity will discuss Monday the mandate of the socialist MP, former minister, Olta Xhaçka. On January 2023, the Constitutional Court decided to close the request of DP that pretended that the mandate of Xhaçka was incompatible with the constitution. Now the council will decided …

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Vlora, is burned the car of the Tax Director

A vehicle was burned during the night in Vlora. The incident was recorded at the old beach area in the coastal town. It is learned that the car was used by the Tax Director  in the municipality of Vlora, Anjeza Shiko. Meanwhile, some people have been accompanied to the police …

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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. …