Confidence in the economy drops, citizens and businesses pessimistic in July

Businesses and citizens are not optimistic about the country’s economic situation this July. The current state was illustrated by the Bank of Albania in a...

Protesters throw red paint at the Ministry of Interior

Protesters gathered in front of the Ministry of Interior and in a demonstrative act they have thrown red paint on the walls of the...

Protest for the murder of the 7-year-old girl, low turnout so far

Citizens in the capital city have gathered again this Monday in a protest for the killing of 7-year-old Avida on the beach of Himara,...

‘Kosovo in peace if he was still president’, Grenell communicates with Thaçi in The Hague

The former envoy to the United States of America for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Richard Grenell, called former president Hashim Thaçi in The Hague. Grenell himself...

Wildfires burn down 3 houses in Berdica

Three residential houses were burned by a wildfire in Berdica, Shkodra. Euronews Albania’s journalist in Shkoder, Teodor Gjerga, reported that the large-scale fires, favored by...


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Albin Kurti’s warning: We are at risk of war, Putin is behind Serbia

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, stated that the risk of a possible conflict with Serbia is real. In an interview with the Italian...

3 dead from COVID-19 in 24 hours, case count drops

2 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in Albania during the last 24 hours. The Ministry of Health said that in 374 tests...

Milaim Zeka: Serbia will demand autonomy for the north of Kosovo

The President of Serbia, Aleksander Vucic, will demand autonomy for the North of Kosovo. This is what the publicist from Kosovo, Milaim Zeka, said in...


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2 victims from COVID-19 in Kosovo, number of new cases goes down

The Ministry of Health in Kosovo has reported that two people have lost their lives in the last 24 hours in the country, due...

‘Open Balkan’ grants economic and political power to Serbia, says US analyst

"The Open Balkan initiative undermines the Berlin Process and gives more economic and political power to Serbia". This is what American analyst Edward P. Joseph...

Russian Embassy in Belgrade reacts to Kosovo declaring Russian spy ‘non grata’

The Russian Embassy in Belgrade has reacted after Kosovo declared the Russian citizen Daria Asmalova, who is accused by several countries of espionage, ‘persona...

Meta: Let’s halt depopulation by punishing state capture and corruption

Chairman of the Freedom Party, Ilir Meta, says that 31 years since the fall of communism, the exodus of Albanians continues yet again. Through a...

2nd protest for death of 7-year-old girl tonight amid calls for Cuci and Kumbaro to resign

This Monday, the second protest will take place for the death of 7-year-old Jonada Avdia, by a citizen driving a speedboat in southern Albania. Protesters...

3 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours, number of new cases drops

3 people, two citizens from Tirana aged 61-65, one citizen from Lezha aged 83 have lost their lives due to COVID-19 during the last...

‘Sunny Hill was kept where it belongs’, Kurti receives Dua Lipa

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, received the world-famous singer Dua Lipa in a meeting earlier today in Prishtina. In a post on Facebook,...

Record decline in diesel prices in global markets but they stay the same in Albania

Diesel prices have returned to pre-war levels for the first time in 5 months. The steep decline in global markets however, hasn't been felt in...













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7.000 thousand stamps with the image of Dua Lipa at the Post of Kosovo

The newest postage stamps of the Kosovo Post, with the image of the famous BBC singer, Dua Lipa, will travel to the four corners...

Traffic on the Lungomare, the first weekend of August brings vacationers back to the South

This first weekend of August has brought back the heavy traffic on the streets of Vlora. All headed toward the coast, vacationers from different cities...

Who is the Russian spy spotted in Kosovo, photos of her with Karadzic released to the press

Russian journalist Daria Aslamova, who was detained by Kosovo authorities under suspicion of espionage, has been released and has now gone to Serbia. The news...

Who was Florind Belliu, the actor who tragically ended his life in the U.S.

Florind Belliu had graduated from the Academy of Arts and after completing his studies he had tried to get involved with several film productions,...

Albanian actor and wife die in New York, after jumping from their building

Albanian actor, Florind Belliu, passed away along with his wife after both of them allegedly jumped from the sixth floor of the apartment where...

Russian woman accused of espionage declared ‘undesirable’ in Kosovo

Russian citizen, Daria Asmalovan, has been declared ‘undesirable’ in Kosovo, after many other countries have proven that she was engaged in espionage for the...

We do not discuss reciprocity in Brussels with Vucic, says Kurti

The two decisions of the Kosovo government on reciprocity for vehicle license plates and identification documents will not be discussed at the August 18...

‘Mermaid Jonada’ beach, 4 000 signatures in less than 24 hours since publication of petition

The number of people who have signed the petition for the change of Potami beach to "Mermaid Jonada" has reached 4 000 signatures, in...

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US DoS doesn’t mention Berisha by name, but describes him as a factor of economic instability

"Political violence is rare, the most recent cases are an effort led by a former Albanian leader declared non grata for corruption." This is what...

The association can’t be a state within the state of Kosovo, says Escobar

The Special Envoy of the United States for the Western Balkans, Gabriel Escobar, stated that the creation of the Association of municipalities with a...

Three dead from COVID-19, over 800 infected in the last 24 hours  

The Ministry of Health has published data from the last 24 hours, regarding the epidemiological situation of COVID-19 in Albania. Unfortunately, 3 people have lost...

Minister Bledi Cuci reacts to Berisha’s allegations against him

The Minister of Interior Bledi Cuci has reacted to the accusations made by the head of DP Sali Berisha, which linked his name with...

Indirect homicide, the Court leaves former officer Arjan Tase in prison

The district court of Vlora has ordered the arrest and imprisonment of the former officer Arjan Tase. The prosecution demanded a prison sentence for the...

Berisha gives Rama a 72-hour ultimatum to dismiss 2 of his ministers

DP chairman Sali Berisha asked PM Edi Rama to immediately dismiss the two ministers that according to him are directly responsible for the fatal...

What are the main challenges ahead of Prime Minister Edi Rama's third mandate?

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Jacked-up prices in southern Albania, citizens file complaints at the hospitality sector

Vacationing in the Albanian riviera is getting more and more expensive by the year. Hiked-up prices for products and services in bars and restaurants, as...

Arjan Tase to face trial today for manslaughter of 7-year-old girl in Himara

Former police officer Arjan Tase is appearing in court today, during which Vlora’s District Court judges will present him with his initial sentence. The former...

‘The state’s fault’, citizens join protest for 7-year-old’s death and bring their children

Many citizens have gathered in front of the Ministry of Interior building, protesting the death of a 7-year-old girl two days ago in Himara,...

Protest over the death of 7-year-old girl in Himara, police gather at Ministry of Interior

Police officers have started to gather in the square in front of the Ministry of Interior, just before the start of the protest for...

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Vucic: We’re here to discuss our European future

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic reiterated ahead of the meeting with EU leaders in Brussels that the members of the Open Balkan countries decided to...

Rama calls EU’s stance on Bulgaria ‘shameful’

Prime Minister Edi Rama criticized Thursday the approach of the European Union toward Bulgaria after the latter still refuses to lift the veto on...

8 injured after fire erupts in a building in Tirana

Eight people were injured after a fire broke out in the parking basement of a building in the Astir neighborhood in Tirana. Firefighters were called...

Parliament suspended after opposition MP unplugs microphone

Thursday's plenum was suspended after mounting tensions over a row on Kosovo's war veterans and a bill on minimum wage. Abelard Tahiri from the Democratic...

Man arrested after discovery of arms depot in Tirana

Police discovered Thursday evening a warehouse that was supposedly used to modify weapons in the Yzberisht neighborhood in Tirana. A man has been arrested and...

Demonstrators protest in front of PM Office against increased prices

The protest called a few days ago by civil society groups began around 6 PM at Skanderbeg Square. Protesters marched across the boulevard and to...

27-year-old man dead in car bombing on highway

A 27-year-old man was pronounced dead in the hospital on Saturday after an explosive put on his vehicle exploded while he was driving on...

Sazan Island fires extinguished, Euronews Albania heads to areas ravaged by flames

The fires at the Sazan Island have been extinguished, reported Euronews Albania correspondent in Vlora Ebrieta Macaj. The blaze was put out four days after...

Open Balkan Day 2: What are the agreements expected?

The Open Balkan meeting attended by five regional leaders commenced with a press conference in Ohrid, North Macedonia. Four agreements are expected to be signed...

At least 10 officers injured, 50 fans detained in chaos ahead of Conference League match

Chaotic situations have been reported across the Albanian capital, Tirana as Roma and Feyenoord football fans clashed with the police on Tuesday evening, one...

Exclusive | Camera footage shows moment cop fatally shoots colleague

Euronews Albania secured exclusive footage from inside the police station where a young police officer identified as Ludian Zaimi shot and killed on Monday...

CCTV shows masked person placing an explosive at a bar in Shkodra

A security camera recorded the moment when a person wearing a mask is seen approaching the door of a bar in Shkodra to place...

Dozens arrested after major SPAK raid in Tirana, Durres, Elbasan

SPAK conducted a major raid across several cities on Thursday. The operation tackling individuals allegedly involved in criminal gangs took place in Elbasan, Durres, and...

Exclusive footage shows crash that killed two Polish tourists

Two Polish tourists died on Friday in a road accident near Shkodra. The man behind the wheel that crashed with the motorcycle is a 27-year-old...

Bus driver in Tirana arrested for drunk driving

Police arrested on Friday a bus driver for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police officers administered two breath alcohol tests on the driver identified...

Yuri Kim meets Alibeaj: We value DP’s indispensable role for Albania

US Ambassador Yuri Kim said on Tuesday that she had a ‘very good discussion’ with the acting leader of the Democratic Party, Enkelejd Alibeaj. In...

Investigation underway after bank robbed at gunpoint in Prishtina

A second-tier bank was robbed on Friday morning in Prishtina. Three armed men entered one of the branches of the National Commercial Bank Kosovo and...

‘60% increase in visa applications from Albanians’, says US Embassy consular officer

The number of Albanian citizens looking to apply for US travel visas has increased significantly in the last few years. In an interview for Euronews...

3 injured after car plunges off overpass in Tirana

Three people were taken to the hospital on Thursday after a vehicle fell from an overpass into the ground near the Palace of Brigades...

Tirana in protest over increased prices

A group of citizens marched on Tuesday across the capital’s main boulevard to protest against increased prices. This is the ninth protest that takes place...

‘Halt Kurti’s terror’, Kosovo Serbs protest in North Mitrovica

A crowd of Kosovo Serb citizens gathered on Friday in North Mitrovica to protest against PM Albin Kurti’s decision to prohibit Serbia’s presidential and...

Albanians take the streets over fuel price hikes

Hundreds of citizens marched on Wednesday across the capital’s main boulevard after fuel prices climbed to an all-time high. Protesters are calling on the government...

Kosovo government building lights up in colors of Ukraine flag

The Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti announced Tuesday evening that the colors of the national flag of Ukraine will illuminate the government building...

Former Croatian President visits Mitrovica in tight security measures

Former Croatian President Stjepan Mesic visited the northern part of Mitrovica on Sunday accompanied by tight security measures. Asked by local media KosovaPress if the...

US and EU won’t impose the formation of a Serbian Republic in Kosovo

The United States and the European Union will not impose any Association model holding executive powers and are not interested in creating a Serbian...

Escobar and Lajcak meet President Osmani

The EU and US Special Envoys at the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, respectively Miroslav Lajcak and Gabriel Escobar, started their three-day visit in Kosovo by meeting...

Residents of 5 Maji street protest against home demolitions

The residents of 5 Maji street, as well as from the nearby neighborhood of Lapraka, took the streets to protest against further demolitions. Citizens gathered...

Blanket of snow covers Albania’s southeastern regions

Albania’s southeastern regions woke up covered in snow on Saturday. According to data from the National Road Authority, snow reached up to 15-35 centimeters. All...

Exclusive footage of suspect placing explosives at doorway of Football Federation president

Euronews Albania has gotten ahold of exclusive footage showing the masked man who placed an explosive device at the front door of the residence...

‘I did jail time for you’, eggs thrown at Lulzim Basha by young demonstrators

Members of the Democratic Party’s Youth Forum staged a protest outside the building where Lulzim Basha was to attend an event with Democrat women. A...

23 years from the Racak Massacre, leaders pay tribute to the victims

Today marks 23 years from the Racak Massacre in Kosovo. On 15 January 1999, 45 ethnic Albanian civilians were brutally murdered. The former head of...

Quint countries call on Kurti to allow the Serbian referendum in Kosovo

France, Germany, Italy, the UK, the US, and the EU asked the Government of Kosovo to allow holding a Serb referendum in Kosovo mediated...

Government of Kosovo raises basic state pension to €100

The government of Kosovo announced that it will increase retirement pensions, in addition to raising the minimum pension to above €100. Finance minister Hekuran Murati...

Protest concludes as Berisha calls on protesters to disperse

14:24 – Berisha calls on protesters to disperse The protest to take over the Democratic Party has come to an end at around 14:20 after...

Tirana Riverside built upon ambiguity about fate of local Roma community

According to the project of world-renowned Italian architect Stefano Boeri, the 5 Maji street part of Administrative Unit 8, is expected to transform into...

Protestors rally against power cuts chanting on economy minister to resign

A group of citizens in Prishtina organized a protest against power outages that began last week as a result of the energy crisis in...

Protesters burn Serbian flags in rally called by former DP leader Sali Berisha

Protesters managed to climb on an electric pole and tear down Serbian flags hanged on the capital’s main boulevard as third Open Balkan meeting...

Court rules to leave former environment minister in prison

The Special Court against Corruption and Organized Crime ruled on Thursday to send the former minister to a pretrial detention center while pending trial. Judge...

Successful Roma entrepreneur receives EU award for promoting employment

After finishing high school, like many other youngsters, Fatos Koçi migrated to Greece in search of employment and that is where he learned all...

Bodies of Bulgaria bus crash victims’ flown to North Macedonia

Two military jets transported the bodies of the 45 travelers who died in the tragic bus crash in Bulgaria. Foreign affairs minister Bujar Osmani wrote...

Fight government attempts to intervene in journalists’ job, says Matthew Caruana Galizia

One of the first things to cross the mind when talking about crimes that went unpunished is the murder of Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, investigative...

Kurti and Vucic will meet in Brussels  

Kosovo PM Albin Kurti and Serbian president Alexandar Vucic will meet on August 18, in Brussels. The news was confirmed by the spokesperson of the...

3 victims from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, about 900 new cases

The Ministry of Health has published the data in the last 24 hours, regarding the epidemiological situation with COVID-19 in Albania. Unfortunately, 3 people have...

21st edition of DokuFest starts tomorrow in Prizren

The 21st edition of the international shorts and documentary film festival, DokuFest, will be held from August 5 to 13 in the city of...

Kosovo Parliament becomes the first institution with a nursing room

With the initiative of the MP of the Self-Determination Movement (LVV), Tinka Kurti, the Parliament of Kosovo will soon have a special room dedicated...






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Are LED billboards turning into a major traffic hazard?

At intersections all over the capital city, one can find LED billboards, which advertise for different businesses willing to pay for them. But, according...

Dua Lipa wins Best Pop/R&B act at Brit Awards 2022

Albanian solo artist, Dua Lipa, won the Best Pop/R&B act during last night’s award ceremony for the 2022 Brit Awards. This is the 6th price...

Zelenskyy addresses the Albanian Parliament: Your stance reminds me of St. Theresa!

The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the Albanian people for their support since the very start of Russia’s aggression. “I am grateful for the fact...

Ukraine has yet to decide on Kosovo’s independence, said Ukranian ambassador

‘Ukraine is still uncertain on the issue of Kosovo's independence, even after the extensive support that has been shown in the last couple months’...

Lack of curb cuts add even more to the daily challenges of wheelchair strollers

Suela Lala, a differently-abled young woman, invited Euronews Albania to live one day in her shoes and see what it is like to move...

COVID test figures in huge disproportion to number of travellers from Albania

Private labs carried out 380.000 COVID tests in 2021. This figure makes up 4% of the number of travelers from Albania, where tests were a...

Minimum wage: N.Macedonia outranks Serbia, Kosovo and Albania in bottom two

Despite efforts to raise it over the years, the minimum wage in Albania and Kosovo is the lowest in the Western Balkans region. North Macedonia...

Free Iran Summit postponed following terrorist threats in Durres

The World Summit of Free Iran which was planned to take place from July 23-24 at the Ashraf 3 camp in Manez, Durres, has...

Speedboat kills 5-year-old boy on Potam beach in Himara

A 5-year-old boy has died today on the beach of Potam, in Himare, after being hit head-on by a speedboat steering too close to...

‘The boat didn’t kill her, the state did’, protest in Himara today over 7-year-old girl’s death

Today, at 19:00, a protest has been announced for the death of the 7-year-old girl in Himare. The protest will be held in front of...

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Empty beaches and no sunbathers, what’s happening in Himara 2 days after the tragic accident

The situation appears calmer on the beach of Himara after the tragic boat accident that took the life of a 7-year-old girl as she...

Tensions in Mitrovica show that there are still open chapters in the Balkans, says Kosovo’s ex-Foreign Minister

Petrit Selimi, former Foreign Minister of Kosova, said in the latest episode of #BalkansDebrief with Ilva Tare that the shootings on the northern border...

‘NATO will intervene if stability in Kosovo is threatened’, Stoltenberg calls Vucic

The Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, had a telephone conversation this Wednesday with the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic. The news was made known by...

Public Commissioner requests the dismissal of the Durres district prosecutor

The Public Commissioner has appealed to the Constitutional Court, the decision given on May 26 of this year by the Independent Qualification Commission, which...

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Sunny Hill returns to Prishtina from August 4-7, next stop Tirana

The Sunny Hill Festival will be held in Prishtina at Germia Park on August 4, 5, 6 and 7. The festival, founded by Kosovo-born singer...