‘Tahiri’ trial brought before the High Court for re-examination

The High Court will be assessing the case of the former Albanian minister of interior, Saimir Tahiri. Tahiri, has been accused of narcotics trafficking and...

Kurti-Vucic mediation unnecessary, Spiropali: Reciprocity is not negotiable

The Minister of State for Relations with the Parliament, Elisa Spiropali said on 'Now' that its support for Kosovo, not only for the official...

Andi Bushati: Rama knew that every wrong move would backfire

Analyst Andi Bushati referred to the visit of Prime Minister Edi Rama today in Kosovo as the most normal to have ever taken place. According...

KFOR to step up patrol in northern Kosovo

Dozens of KFOR soldiers and two vehicles have been deployed at the border in Jarinje. Their mission is to monitor the situation and it has...

Albania sees surge in COVID-19 mortalities

Thirteen people died from COVID-19 in Albania over the past 24 hours. The youngest victim is a 33-year-old from Durrës. The Ministry of Health...

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University tariffs, Albania on the same level as North Macedonia, Kosovo lifts barriers

A student from a public university in Albania pays an annual fee of €161 to €322. This is only for the first bachelor year....

Gerdeci and Albania’s new justice system, who are the judges that dropped Mediu’s case

3The Special Appeal Court, established after the justice reform, overruled a verdict taken 12 years ago b by the High Court over the Gerdec...

Rama holds meetings with the leaders of Kosovo’s main political parties

During his visit to Kosovo today, Albania’s PM, Edi Rama talked about the heightened tensions between Kosovo and Serbia, with some of the country’s...

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Prosecution seeks 3-year sentence for former chair of Berat Cadaster

The Special Prosecution Office has asked to sentence the former chair of the Berat Cadaster, Ervin Nelaj, to 3 years in prison. Nelaj was arrested...

Rama calls Serbia’s military tactics ‘unfair and theatrical’

Albanian PM, Edi Rama said that Serbia’s recent military actions at their border with Kosovo resemble ‘theatrical manoeuvers that elicit vandal nationalism’. During a joint...

‘Open Balkan’, a common road, Rama: The day Serbia recognizes Kosovo is simply inevitable

“I am certain that Open Balkan is our road, our common road towards a common good”. These were the opening remarks made by PM...

Kurti announces joint secretariat: More cooperation is needed to ensure our citizens’ wellbeing

“We have to intensify our cooperation in the name of more justice, equality, development, and welfare for Albanian citizens on both sides of the...

Serbia won’t tolerate any acts of violence against Serbs in Kosovo, warns Vucic

Serbia won’t tolerate any violence or persecution of its Serbian population in Kosovo. These were the latest remarks made by Serbian president, Aleksandar Vucic, who...

Schools open their doors in Kosovo with a limit of 20 students per class

This Monday marked the beginning of the new school year in Kosovo, that unlike last year will start with in-person classroom lessons. According to the...

PM Rama in Kosovo, visits with Kurti and opposition leaders on the agenda

PM Edi Rama arrived in Kosovo early this morning, where he was received by his homolog, Albin Kurti. The state ceremony took place at the...

5 fatalities and 77 new COVID-related cases recorded in Kosovo

5 citizens lost their lives due to COVID in the past 24 hours in Kosovo, and 77 others were confirmed to have contracted the...

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Albania has so far only fully-vaccinated 27% of its population

So far, Albania has been able to administer over 1.7 million anti-COVID vaccination, of which over 770 thousand citizens have received both doses. According to...

NATO and EU call on Kurti and Vucic to lower tensions

The General Secretary of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg called on the president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo’s PM Albin Kurti, to get back to...

Kurti: People with criminal records are participating in Jarinja and Bernjak protests

Kosovo’s PM, Albin Kurti has posted several photos through which, he has publically denounced two ethnic Serbian citizens, who according to him are responsible...

‘Clara Bellini’s Unfinished Portrait’ wins best feature film at the Festival of Karlsruhe

The film ‘Unfinished Portrait of Clara Bellini’ directed by Namik Ajazi, with Ruzhdi Pulaha’s screenplay and Nino Celeste, as director of photography, won the...

Government announces final vaccination ruling for students and academic staff  

On Saturday night, the Ministry of Health published its official order regarding the procurement of a vaccination certificate for students and professors, before the...

Protests against mandatory vaccination, 10 arrested in Tirana

10 citizens were arrested and released in Tirana after the protests against mandatory vaccination at ‘Mother Theresa’ square, and are now being processed for...

Albanian Foreign Ministry calls on Serbia to withdraw forces from Kosovo border

The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs in Albania has reacted to the situation that is continuing to escalate in Northern Kosovo. The situation peaked...

Serbian military aircraft seen flying over Jarinje checkpoint

Camera footage appears to show two Serbian military aircraft flying near the Jarinje checkpoint in northern Kosovo. Local media ‘Kosovo online’ posted camera footage of...

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Albin Kurti: Attacks in Northern Kosovo will not be tolerated

"Similar arson attacks and the criminals who commit them will not be tolerated." This was the statement made by Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti...

DP says ‘No’ to virtual parliamentary committee meetings

The Democratic Party has decided not to recognize parliamentary committee meetings held online, going openly against the decision passed on Thursday by the Assembly. The...

It takes a fool to trigger a war, says Serbian interior minister

Serbia’s Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin declared on Saturday that the army is on standby in case of de-escalation of the conflict. But he added that...

Grenade attack in Northern Kosovo over license plates row

The Registration Center in Zubin Potok was set aflame by Serbs at midnight as they refuse to accept the reciprocity for license plates, the...

Elhaida Dani’s path to success and new projects in Albania

Elhaida Dani had a lot on her agenda during the months she stayed in Albania, and that included wrapping up a whole new album...

More non-grata designations to be announced in the region, warns DoS official

The deputy secretary of state for South Central Europe Gabriel Escobar warned that there will be more public designations in the region during an...

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

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Albanian and Serbian citizens against reciprocity for license plates

Albanian and Serbian citizens from Kosovo that have to travel to Serbia for personal reasons or work say that they are already used to...

Analyst deconstructs most recent messages shared by the US ambassador

Analyst Alekander Cipa told Euronews Albania that what the US ambassador, Yuri Kim, meant by her declarations following her first meeting with DP Chair...

COVID-19 claims another ten lives in Albania

The COVID-attributed death count in our country has been on a constant rise recently. 10 citizens lost their lives in the past 24 hours,...

PM Rama to go on an official visit to Kosovo, on Monday

PM Edi Rama will be visiting Kosovo after his return from the United States on Monday, where he attended the UN Assembly. Rama and several...

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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...

Kim spells out the priorities of electoral and territorial reforms: DP should come out stronger

During their first meeting since the Chair of Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha, decided to expel former PM Sali Berisha from the party’s parliamentary group,...

US ambassador Kim: Whoever attempts to set the US against Albanians, is wrong

US ambassador, Yuri Kim gave a statement for the press after her meeting with the Chair of DP, Lulzim Basha, during which she said...

Analyst calls voting ‘for’ a government despite absolute conviction that it’s corrupt, a paradox

According to analyst, Ermal Hasimja there’s a grand paradox, when it comes to Albanian citizens still voting in favour of certain politicians on election...

Basha to meet US Ambassador Kim, first since Berisha’s ousting

Sources near Euronews Albania confirmed that the leader of the Democratic Party Lulzim Basha will meet today US Ambassador to Tirana Yuri Kim. The...

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Exclusive | Custom officer under arrest over drug trafficking sentence in Italy

Durres Police arrested on Thursday a customs officer, who had been convicted for trafficking drugs by Italian authorities. Sources near Euronews Albania confirm that Julian...

92% of Albanians believe their government is totally drenched in corruption

Euronews Albania’s most recent poll found that a staggering 92% of Albanians think that their government is extremely corrupt – or more specifically ‘drenched...

Albanians are paid the lowest minimum wage in the region, Montenegrins take the lead  

If you work in Albania, your monthly wage is the lowest in the entire Balkan region. In 2021, the government raised the minimum wage...

Reciprocity for Serbian plates, geopolitics expert: Kosovo’s two messages to Brussels

The application of the reciprocity principle on Serbian license plates crossing into the territory of Kosovo led to rising tensions between Pristina and Belgrade,...

Court to retry Fatmir Mediu over Gerdec deadly explosion

The Special Court of Appeal for Corruption and Organized Crime accepted SPAK’s request to reopen an investigation into former defense Fatmir Mediu and his...

DP’s mayoral candidate? Bogdani: Tirana needs an essential change

Gerti Bogdani, a member of the Democratic Party’s presidency, told Euronews Albania that he is ready to enter the municipal race if he has...

83% of Socialist voters believe their government is ‘very corrupt’

Albanians are generally of one mind when it comes to corruption because a whopping majority of the population believe their government is corrupt, including...

Basha responds to Berisha: No referendum for his ousting

In a brief communication with the media, the head of the largest opposition party Lulzim Basha responded to accusations made earlier by Sali Berisha...

MIA, a ministry of propaganda meant to snoop on citizens, warns BIRN journalist

Investigative journalist, Gjergj Erebara warned against the newly formed government agency focused on media and information, calling it “a ministry of propaganda and mass...

Rama’s third cabinet gets green light in Parliament

On Thursday, the ruling majority and opposition are set to debate over the new government’s program. The Democratic Party is calling on PM Edi...

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