Rama, Vucic and Zaev sign cooperation agreement in line with the Open Balkan initiative

The Economic Forum for Regional Cooperation held today in Skopje concluded with the signing of an agreement and two memorandums of cooperation between Albania,...

2 opponents have set out the red lines for Rama, says member of DP Group

Edvin Kulluri, member of ‘Group for DP’ said on Euronews Albania’s ‘Raw Politics’ that even though he’s on his third term in government, PM...

Rama met Vucic 3 times this year but Kurti none, says VV member

Member of the Leadership of the Movement for Self-Determination (LVV), Arber Zaimi told Euronews Albania that Edi Rama should’ve principally spoken with Kosovo regarding...

COVID-19, Albania registers highest number of daily cases in 2 months  

This Thursday, authorities reported the highest number of confirmed daily cases in the past 2 months. In the last 24 hours, our country has identified...

Basha petitions Rama to talk to Vucic about the ‘ethnic-cleansing of Albanians in Serbia’

The Chair of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha held a meeting with the Mayor of the Commune of Bujanovc, Nagib Arifi, the main focus...

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Brown bear rescued in Kukes after being stuck in a trap for 3-days

A brown bear was salvaged by a rescue team, in the village of Xhaferaj in Kukes, where he had been stuck in a trap...

What did Rama, Zaev and Vucic agree to in Skopje?

Two memorandums of understanding and one interstate agreement were signed today at the Economic Forum for Regional Cooperation in Skopje between Prime Minister Edi...

Albanians rank first in the region for asylum applications in the EU

Data from the European Institute of Statistics rank Albania among the 30 countries with the highest number of asylum applications per capita. France is the...
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Rama: Regional cooperation brings us closer to the EU

Prime Minister Edi Rama defended the idea of a closer regional economic cooperation as the “right initiative”, but also “delayed”. The region cannot continue to...

New name of Balkan Mini-Schengen revealed

Sources near Euronews Albania have confirmed that the new name of the so-called Balkan mini-Schengen will be “Open Balkan”. The argument behind the new name...

In 2023 there will be no borders between our countries, Vucic says

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that Albania, North Macedonia, and Serbia must stand united in order to increase the level of economic cooperation among...

Zaev: A new wind of cooperation is blowing today in Skopje

“A new wind of cooperation is blowing today in Skopje”, were the opening remarks of North Macedonia’s Zoran Zaev at the Economic Forum in...

Rama, Vucic, Zaev meet up for Balkan’s economy; Kosovo, Bosnia, Montenegro left out

Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro did not receive an invitation to participate in the Economic Forum for Regional Cooperation taking place on Thursday...

Basha’s defamation lawsuit against mayor Veliaj postponed

The Special Court convened today for the first time to review a defamation lawsuit filed by the leader of the Democratic Party Lulzim Basha...

Massive wildfires in Karaburun Peninsula, locals call on military to step in

For the past three days, forests in the peninsula of Karaburn in southern Albania, have been smothered by wildfires. Hectares of land are being...

‘This is a great step forward’, Vucic shares photo with Rama and Zaev

Serbian president, Aleksandar Vucic has published a photo from his meeting with Albanian PM, Edi Rama and the primer of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev. Their...

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‘Minischengen doesn’t have our approval’, Kurti passes up on Skopje’s Economic Forum

The Office of the Kosovo Government has confirmed for Euronews Albania that PM Albin Kurti won’t be present at the Economy Forum of Skopje...

US embassy urges institutions to address OSCE’s electoral recommendations

Through a reaction on the latest report published by OSCE regarding the April 25th elections in Albania, the US embassy has called on all...

First victim in more than a month registered in Albania, due to COVID-19

Fatalities related to the COVID-19 virus are back in Albania since the last case happening more than a month ago, on June 26th. Based on...

OSCE electoral report – recurring issues and ones that developed in 2021

The OSCE report for the April 25th elections resulted in additional clashes amongst the main actors of the Albanian political scene. DP claimed that...

Woman arrested over fraudulent money-making scheme on Instagram

A woman has been arrested over a fraudulent money scheme on Instagram. Investigations so far reveal that the 31-year-old from Kavaja made around €16,000 by...

Expert urges for a revision of all concessionary contracts

An expert on the economy spoke on Euronews Albania on some of the key points mentioned in the latest Department of State report on...

Former mayor to remain in prison while awaiting trial, appeal court decides

The Special Appeal Court decided to leave the former mayor of Lushnje in prison bail while pending trial on abuse of office charges. On Wednesday,...

Bodies of victims from bus crash in Croatia to arrive in Kosovo today

The bodies of the victims from the fatal bus crash in Croatia will arrive in Kosovo today, the Interior Minister confirmed, adding that they...

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Prosecution summons journalist harassed by police officers

Tirana’s Prosecution Office launched a probe into the incident that took place Monday afternoon in the capital, where police officers violently harassed a reporter. Euronews...

Permet – the City of Roses, with a hint of adventure, tradition and thermal springs

Permet, the city of roses is the next destination visited by the hosts of ‘Travellers’, the show that is planning to traverse the entire...

EU delegation urges SP-DP to begin an electoral reform in September

The EU delegation in Albania has stated that the OSCE report on April 25th’s parliamentary elections shows that the last elections were “generally well-organized”...

Government is hiding national debt to postpone the financial crisis, argues former minister

Economy expert, Arben Malaj told Euronews Albania that it is unacceptable that the government is allowing the accumulation of hidden debt from public institutions. Malaj...

Police vent out on two journalists filming an antidrug operation in Tirana

An anti-drug action carried out by a Special Forces squad in Tirana turned into an incident, when police officers used excessive force toward two...

Special Prosecution closes corruption probe on former Kruja judge

The Special Prosecution Office has sealed the investigation on a former Kruja judge accused of corruption. Involved in the case were also lawyer Aldo Tabaku...

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DOS report sees corruption in the judiciary and procurement procedures as problematic

The United States Department of State (DOS), in its latest report on the investment climate in Albania, sees corruption as an imminent threat to...

Special Court turns down probe request on former defense minister

The Special Court turned down a request to reopen investigations against former defense minister Fatmir Mediu over the tragic incident in Gërdec in 2008,...

Basha: OSCE/ODIHR report affirmed general polls were an electoral massacre

Lulzim Basha reiterated that the OSCE/ODIHR report affirmed that the parliamentary polls held in April were what he has long referred them to, “an...

DP health advisor argues for the need of a clear strategy based on scientific data

Head of the Health Department at the Democratic Party, Gazment Koduzi stated on ‘Raw Politics’ that the government doesn’t have a clear strategy, when...

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Majlinda Bregu: The integration process has lost its old charm

Countries of the Western Balkans haven’t shown efficacy in absorbing sufficient projects and funds from the European Union. These were the remarks expressed by the...

New law on foreign nationals makes it easier to obtain a residence permit in Albania

There are currently around 13 500 foreigners living and working in the Republic of Albania, who are equipped with a residence permit. The Brazilian Pastor,...

Prime Minister Kurti: Kosovo is winning the battle against the pandemic

The Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti said that Kosovo is “winning the battle against COVID-19”. Standing at the podium of the Assembly, Kurti noted...

15-year-old Nansi Haxhiu, the champion of an endangered sport in Albania

When her Physical Education teacher suggested Nansi Haxhiu to join a sport, the then 10-year-old girl saw it as a ‘long shot’. 5 years...

Lt. Col. Erol Munir: Albania will receive two “Black Hawks” of its own in 2023

NATO has no "concrete plans" to build another military site in Albania, apart from the Kuçova airbase, and the Albanian government will receive several...

Nermin Shurdha, the Albanian economist who paints and decorates the walls of Shkodra

In the city of Shkodra, everyone knows Nermin Shurdha, an economist who is in love with art and each time she is given the...

Hundreds march against sexual abuse in Albania

Hundreds of citizens have turned out to marches across Albania, protesting against the sexual abuse and harassment of women in the country. With placards in...

Former PM Berisha sues U.S Secretary of State, Antony Blinken

The former PM of Albania Sali Berisha is currently holding a press conference regarding the decision of the US Department of State, which one...

LGBTIQ+ activists in Tirana form a heart in the middle of Mother Theresa square | No comment

A group of members of the LGBTIQ+ community, as well as activists in Tirana, formed a heart in the middle of ‘Mother Theresa’ square,...

European weeks | Soreca joins in on the traditional ‘Pogonishte’ dance and taste-tests some rakija  

The head of the EU delegation in Tirana, Luigi Soreca accompanied by several other ambassadors of EU members states in our country are closing...

No comment | Incredible views from Prespa and the Dalmatian Pelican

Incredible footage from Prespa, where the census of the Dalmatian Pelican is currently being conducted. This bird is very dear to the locals as...

Violent confrontation after attack against Kosovo’s Government building, 4 activists arrested

Four activists of the Social-Democratic Party have been arrested by the Police of Kosovo, after inciting and participating in a physical confrontation with law-enforcement...

Albania ‘could start’ accession talks without North Macedonia, confirms EU Commissioner Várhelyi

Albania and North Macedonia have until now been treated as one undivided body on the road to the European Union integration. However, the problems...

Tempers flared at Kosovo’s Parliament, PDK MP to Gervalla: ‘You’re a representative of Serbia’

Today’s plenary session in the Parliament of Kosovo was adjourned after several MPs of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) clashed with several of...

Defender 21, US ambassador Kim: ‘A great step forward for Albania’

This Tuesday, the biggest multinational military exercise ever taking place in Albania, commenced in the port of Durres. Albania is one of the 16...

Remarks against Thaçi and Veseli, activists vandalize car of deputy PM Gervalla

Several past remarks made by Donika Gervalla, who is today Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, back in 2019 and 2020,...

Issues with the biometric identification devices delay the voting process in various counties

Problems with the device used for the biometric identification of voters have delayed the start of the voting process in various counties around the...

Head of ER explains whether or not we can choose the vaccine: Don’t judge the Chinese jab!

Head of the National Medical Emergency Center and medical expert, Skender Brataj said on Euronews Albania’s ‘Raw Politics’ that the prejudice over the Chinese...

OSCE final report on April 25th: SP had a significant advantage in the elections

On Monday, the OSCE mission in Albania published its final report on the parliamentary elections held in April 25. The report emphasized that Albanian voters’...

US ambassador commends appointment of 8th member of the High Court

The US ambassador to Albania, Yuri Kim called the appointment of the newest High Court judge, Artur Kalaja an “important step for the implementation...

Rise in hospital admissions, as authorities confirm presence of Delta strain since late May

The number of new infections and hospital admissions in Albania due to COVID-19 has seen a considerable rise in recent weeks. In the past...

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60 films in 6 days, female directors prominent in Prishtina Film Festival

Prishtina International Film Festival will be held from August 24th-29th and unlike the 2020 edition, which was organized online due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Kosovan judoka wins the gold medal at the Olympics

Distria Krasniqi, a judoka from Kosovo, won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Krasniqi defeated Japanese judoka Funa Tonaki in the grand finale...

10 dead in tragic accident as bus going from Kosovo-Croatia swerves off the road

A passenger bus departing from Kosovo this morning heading to Croatia, met a tragic fate as local media report at least 10 victims and...

Dua Lipa in Tirana for reconstruction initiative “Adopt a Kindergarten”

World-renowned singer, songwriter, and three times Grammy Award winner Dua Lipa is in Albania to join an initiative launched by the Municipality of Tirana...

Nora Gjakova delivers Kosovo its second gold at the Tokyo Olympics

Kosovan judoka Nora Gjakova secured her country the second gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Her victory came after defeating French judoka Sarah-Léonie Cysique at...