Blog
News

Pacolli says demarcation will be ratified by mid-March

Kosovo’s First Deputy Prime Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, says ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro opens the way for Kosovo to get visa liberalisation. He said that it is very likley for Kosovo Assembly to vote its ratification by mid-March and not next Wednesday when MPs will convene …

Read More
News

Thaci: Serbia cannot join the EU without recognising Kosovo

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci during an interview with the regional TV N1 said that he expects at the end of the dialogue with Serbia, Kosovo becomes member of the United Nations. He also said that a final agreement on normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia might be reached by …

Read More
News

Juncker kicks off Balkan tour with visit to Macedonia, Albania

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has started his Western Balkans tour by visiting Macedonia and Albania on Sunday in a bid to expand the European Union and explain to the region leaders the EU strategy on Western Balkans which was published at the beginning of this month. Original post Here

Read More
News

Technical dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia resumes on Monday

The technical dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade resumes in Brussels, on 26 February, after it was suspended last month by Serbian delegation. Original post Here

Read More
News

Kosovo war crimes court to issue first indictments in March

Gazeta Express has learned that the outgoing Special Prosecutor, David Schwendiman, who will be leaving the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office on 31 March 2018 – was requested to sign an indictment and the first arrests of the war crime suspects by the Special Court are expected next month. Some of Kosovo’s …

Read More
News

Haradinaj: No agreement with Srpska List on ratification of demarcation

Kosovo Prime Minister during an extraordinary press conference in Pristina explained the accord reached by political parties on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. All Albanian political parties represented in Kosovo Parliament reached a consensus to ratify the demarcation. Only Vetevendosje is against ratification of the deal. …

Read More
News

Apostolova calls on Vetevendosje and Sprska to support demarcation with Montenegro

Head of the EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, has on Saturday congratulated Kosovo political parties for reaching the agreement on ratification of border demarcation with Montenegro. Original post Here

Read More
News

Haradinaj confirms reaching the consensus on demarcation

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, confirmed reaching of the consensus of political parties enabling ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. But he said that he has not given up from the report of the State Commission on demarcation, which according to Haradinaj, will be part of the …

Read More
News

Kosovo parties reach consensus on ratification of border deal with Montenegro

Kosovo political parties have on Saturday finally reached a consensus enabling ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. The news has been confirmed by Speaker of Parliament Kadri Veseli, and Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli. The consensus was reached a day after Parliament failed to ratify the deal because …

Read More
News

Pacolli asks the EU react after Kosovo was excluded from a regional summit

Kosovo First Deputy Prime Minister, and minister of Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli has reacted after Kosovo was not invited to attend the Summit of Western Balkans in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Pacolli asked the EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn and the European Union to take notice the lack of will …

Read More
News
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

News
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 …

News
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 …

News
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 …

News
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 …

News
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

News
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 …

News
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 …

News
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 …

News
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 …

News

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

News

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 …

News

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 …

News

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 …

News

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 …

News

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

News

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 …

News

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 …

News

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 …

News

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 …