Begaj meets with representatives of the opposition to settle on the date of the local election

This afternoon, a meeting is expected to take place between President Bajram Begaj and leaders of opposition parties. Fatmir Mediu, Dashamir Shehi, Vangjel Dule and...

Mediu: Opposition parties propose May 14 to hold the upcoming local election

The chairman of the Republican Party, Fatmir Mediu, said that the opposition parties as an alliance for change have proposed May 14 as the...

“600 thousand euros for leisure services”, Blushi’s denunciation of the Defense Ministry

The Secretary General of the Freedom Party, Tedi Blushi, denounced the ministry of defense during an interview with Euronews Albania, saying that it is...

Kim’s statements, Fevziu: I see her meetings with the opposition as a form of support

Journalist Bledi Fevziu said that he sees the meeting between the US ambassador in Tirana Yuri Kim and the head of the Freedom Party Ilir...

Meta: Freedom Party is open to cooperating with any opposition factor

The head of the Freedom Party, Ilir Meta, said in a press conference that he is open to cooperating with the entire opposition for...


FEATURED

Rama replies to Kim: I reject the language used; a fog is being created that only benefits criminals

Prime Minister, Edi Rama, has refused to give an answer regarding the statement made a few days ago by the US ambassador in Tirana,...

Energy-saving, Rama: Reasons why we could return to the price band

Prime Minister Edi Rama has revealed the reasons why we could be returning to the price band for energy consumption. In an interview for "Now"...

Internationals are not against fiscal amnesty, claims Rama

We are not against any international institution and any international partners." This is what Prime Minister, Edi Rama, said in an interview for the "Now"...


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Rama talks about his relations with Erdogan: He cannot give orders in Albania

Prime Minister Edi Rama declared that the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, did not influence the government's decision to close the Turkish college...

‘Photomontage’, Rama: Iranian hackers didn’t leak the MEMEX system

Prime Minister Edi Rama, stated that the document was published by Iranian hackers this Monday, is not related to the MEMEX system of the...

Rama: DP is funded with Russian money, only a handful of people know

Prime Minister Edi Rama declared that DP has been funded with Russian money. In his speech to Parliament, the head of government stated that a...

Final draft for the territorial reform, DP requests the addition of 33 municipalities

The Democratic Party has come up with concrete proposals regarding the new administrative division. Experts from the opposition have presented the final report, where they...

Kosovo approves the extension of emergency measures for the energy sector

On Monday, with 61 votes in favor, the Parliament of Kosovo approved the government's request to extend the emergency measures for energy supply for...

Albanians on the list of citizens deported the most from EU countries

Albanians remain on the list of the most deported citizens from countries of the European Union. According to Eurostat data, during the second quarter of...

Mass exodus of Albanian doctors to Germany, 3.500 have left in the past 10 years

The departure of doctors and nurses in recent years to Germany has become a serious problem. In just 10 years, 3500 professionals from the healthcare...

New official documents leaked by Iranian hackers

The so-called ‘Homeland Justice’ site has released another list of documents from the Albanian state police files. This time, they include a list of contingent...













EDITOR'S CHOICE

Alibeaj: Fiscal amnesty is unacceptable; it turns Albania into a ‘den’ of crime

Democratic MP Enkelejd Alibeaj said that he stands against the fiscal amnesty, an initiative undertaken by the government that has yet to be approved...

Cyber-attacks, Noka: Hackers have obtained data from the TIMS and Memex systems

Democratic MP Flamur Noka, said after today’s meeting of the Security Council that the fact that the TIMS and Memex systems were hacked is...

Police: MEMEX has not been affected, the leaked data isn’t related to the database

The State Police announced that the MEMEX system has not been hacked and that the recently leaked data is not related to the database...

Millions behind the towers, in 2 years over 600 million euros worth of permits granted in Tirana

The value of construction permits granted in Tirana during 2020 and 2021 amounts to around 800 million euros. 327 million euros is the value of...

Far from territorial consensus, SP and DP also meet for the electoral reform

Monday, October 3, is expected to begin with a busy parliamentary agenda for Albanian legislators. The work will first start in the territorial reform commission...

No fatalities, 22 infected with COVID-19 in Albania

During the last 24 hours, no loss of life due to COVID-19 has been recorded in our country. The Ministry of Health said that 413...

SP seeks the votes of immigrants, Gjiknuri from Thessaloniki: You are decisive in the election

The upcoming local elections and the vote of immigrants were the focus of the meeting that the general secretary of the Socialist Party Damian...

Milaim Zeka: Exchange of territories, the only solution for Kosovo

Analyst Milaim Zeka says that the best solution for a dialogue agreement between Kosovo and Serbia is the exchange of territories. In an interview for...

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‘Kosovo should be in the Open Balkans’, Zeka: Only the politically ignorant disagree

nalyst Milaim Zeka said that Kosovo’s place is in Open Balkan. In an interview for Euronews Albania, Zeka said that only anti-nationalists and ignorant people...

Showers with solar heating; the govt opens the call, up to 168 thousand ALL per unit

The government has opened a call for all companies interested in selling water heating panels, as part of their energy saving campaign. First-hand importers or...

Calling for protests, MP Zhupa reveals decisions made by DP’s National Council

The Democratic MP Ina Zhupa, says that the DP is organizing protests of all kinds, with the aim of getting the most out of...

Census registration kicks off in Preshevo, Medvegja, and Bujanoc, Basha addresses citizens

The former head of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha, called on citizens in Presheva, Medvegja, and Bujanoc to register themselves and their family members...

Bulgarian election underway, voting also held in Albania

Bulgarians at home and abroad are exercising their right to vote today and will be electing their new state legislators. 11,845 polling stations have opened...

Second to last in the region, economic growth stalls in the second quarter of the year

Economic growth in the second quarter of the year is below the EBRD forecast for 2022. The EBRD reduced the economic growth of the region...

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

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‘Albania’s position is clear’, Peleshi reacts after Russia’s annexations

The Minister of Defense, Niko Peleshi, has reacted regarding the annexation of four regions of Ukraine by Russia. Through a post on his Facebook page,...

Rama does not have the votes to pass the fiscal amnesty bill, claims Berisha

The chairman of the Democratic Party, Sali Berisha, says that Prime Minister Edi Rama does not have enough votes to pass the fiscal amnesty...

Meta: The government’s decision on energy proved the non-existence of ERE

The head of the Freedom Party, Ilir Meta, said that the government's decision to increase the price of energy and then withdraw from this...

48 infected, no fatalities from COVID-19 in Albania

Out of 670 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 48 ​​citizens have been infected with COVID-19 in Albania. No fatalities were reported. 51 people...

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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...

Serbia €1180 euros, Kosovo and Albania have the lowest wages in the region

This October, the government decided to increase the salaries for police officers, guards, guards, firefighters, and the public administration in theaters and cultural institutions. Also,...

Berisha: I won’t meet with Yuri Kim if she doesn’t apologize and start respecting DP’s vote

Chairman of the Democratic Party, Sali Berisha, declared that the US ambassador in Tirana, Yuri Kim, should apologize to him and Democrats, regarding a...

Albanian Foreign Ministry: We condemn the ‘sham’ referendums organized by Russia

The Foreign Minister has announced that Albania condemns the ‘sham’ referendums organized by Russia in Ukraine and will not recognize their predetermined results. In a...

Over 1.500 euros per square meter, the 3 most expensive areas in Tirana

The average price of a square meter in 2021 in Tirana was 1100 to 1200 euros. Currently, this price is more than 1550 euros....






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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...

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...

Yuri Kim reacts to Tahiri’s verdict: No one’s above the law

US ambassador Yuri Kim has reacted after the Special Appeals Court found Saimir Tahiri guilty of abuse of power, sentencing him to 5 years...

Albania’s corruption worsened in 2021, finds report

According to the latest report published by Transparency International, Albania’s Corruption Perception Index or its CPI score dropped by one point, ranking us 110th...

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...

Rama accepts DP’s request to create a Special Commission for the Electoral Reform

Prime Minister Edi Rama has officially accepted a request made by the Democratic Party on establishing a Special Commission for the Electoral Reform. Sources reveal...

Kosovo MPs solidarize with Ukraine

MPs of the Kosovo Parliament solidarized with the Ukrainian nation by putting up cards which read ‘We stand with Ukraine’. They have unanimously decided to...

COVID-19 active cases surpass 34,000

COVID-19 claimed on Monday the lives of 3 citizens in Kosovo, while another 1,593 tested positive. Kosovo’s health ministry announced that 2,433 had recovered in...

Kosovo MPs hold extraordinary plenum to discuss surging energy prices

MPs at the Parliament of Kosovo will be holding an extraordinary plenary session today, to debate the current energy price hikes and a recent...

7 dead from COVID-19 but daily case count drops

Our daily case count has considerably dropped, as in the past 24 hours, a total of 251 new cases were identified in Albania, from...

ALBANIA

Unauthorized constructions increased by 10% in 2021, reports the prosecution

In 2021, constructions without permission increased by 10%. The figure is based on the annual report of the Prosecutor General’s Office on the state...

Kreshnik Spahiu’s message to young people: Germany’s not all fun and games; it’s not a good life

Lawyer Kreshnik Spahiu said that Albanians who work in Germany illegally lead very difficult lives. During his appearance on Euronews Albania’s NOW, Spahiu said that...

No victims, 44 infected with COVID-19 in Albania

Out of 608 tests conducted in the last 24 hours in Albania, 44 people have been confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. No casualties have been...

Economics professor: Fiscal amnesty will disrupt the rules of the game for businesses

Economics professor Selami Xhepa said that the fiscal amnesty will completely disrupt the rules of the game for all businesses. Chambers of commerce have also...

KOSOVO

Czech Foreign Minister: We still don’t have a date for Kosovo’s visa liberalization

The Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, Jan Lipavsky, stated that efforts are being made to push forward the process of visa liberalization for...