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 immediately release 700 people from […]

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More than 213,000 Albanians gained EU citizenship in past five years, EU data shows 

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EU agriculture funds for Albania suspended indefinitely following misuse investigation, ministry tells parliament 

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A 45 year old, involved in the microcredit scandal kills himself

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