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‘We will help you with your EU integration, says Czech ambassador

We are ready to help Albania in its path towards EU integration, as soon as we get a hold of the presidency at the...

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...

Restraining orders for domestic violence see steady rise in Vlora

Figures on violence against women in Vlora have reached alarming rates in the district of Vlora. Referring to the police load on domestic violence...

COVID-19 in Albania: 5 dead and 672 new confirmed cases

Five citizens died from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, while 672 tested positive. In total, more than 172,950 people have won the battle against...

Grading technology at the polls, CEC: Elections marked by successful processes

Incorporating technology in the parliamentary elections had a cost of €30 million. What portion of this new technology will be put to use in...

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7 new concessions in 2022, Milot-Fier highway results costliest

The Milot-Fier highway, part of the Adriatic–Ionian motorway, also known as the Blue Corridor, will cost €1.5 billion. This is one of the costliest...

Government shifts focus on rebuilding houses damaged by the earthquake

The Albanian government has signed several acts this week, denoting that it is shifting its attention to rebuilding homes that were brought down to...

Exclusive | Names of newly appointed Chief Commissioners in Tirana

Euronews Albania has learned the names of the newly appointed Chiefs of Tirana’s Commissariats. In Albania, commissariats are separate police stations – that fall...

Prosecution begins probe into mass poisoning incident in Kruja

Kruja Prosecution has begun investigations into the case of 500 residents that were poisoned yesterday and had to receive urgent care. The judicial body also...

Helsinki Committee asks parties to consult Venice Commission on Political Vetting

The Constitutional changes proposed by DP and SP must go through specific stages of inclusive discussions and debates before we can think of taking...

Albania receives batch of 117,000 Pfizer doses

Albania received a batch of 117,000 Pfizer doses on Tuesday evening. Prime Minister Edi Rama confirmed on Facebook that the delivery is part of a...

Passengers caught unprepared as Italy begins implementing new travel measures

Long queues were formed on Tuesday at Tirana International Airport as passengers were obliged to do the rapid test in compliance with new travel...

COVID-19 in Albania: 8 victims and 650 new cases

Albania logged 650 new cases, more than half of what it recorded yesterday (264). Eight people died from COVID-related complications taking the official toll to...

Correctional Tribunal of Paris has accepted the lawsuit against Blinken, declares Berisha

Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha announced on Tuesday that the Correctional Tribunal of Paris has accepted his defamation lawsuit against US Secretary of State...

Stealing energy for survival, residential consumers top the offenders’ list

More than eight people are prosecuted on a daily basis as part of a nationwide action combatting energy theft launched around two weeks ago...

$5.2 billion for 2022 State Budget as government signals 4.1% economic growth   

The 2022 State Budget will amount to $5.2 billion US dollars, which represents a 10.6% rise compared to last year. Meanwhile, spending will also...

DP refers to Parliament an initiative to bring VAT down from 20% – 6%

The Democratic Party presented a legal initiative to Parliament today, to lower the VAT tax from 20% to 6%, as a way to help...

At least 370 poisoned in Kruja from contaminated tap water

At least 370 citizens in Kruja have been poisoned. Early signs point to a possible contamination of the city’s drinking water. The majority of affected...

Hands off press freedom, Austrian ambassador: Government and big business must stop interfering

Austrian ambassador to Tirana, Christian Steiner told Euronews Albania that our country hasn’t seen any progress or improvements in terms of press freedom, the...

Albania and UN renew commitment on sustainable development

The Albanian government and the United Nations Country Team in Albania announced on Monday to have renewed their joint program for the upcoming five...

COVID-19 in Albania: 6 victims and 264 new cases

Over the past 24 hours, six people died from COVID-19, while 264 tested positive, authorities confirm. According to official figures, 2,880 have died from complications...

At least 35 citizens hospitalized from suspected poisoning

At least 35 citizens have been hospitalized in Kruja over the past two days after displaying symptoms commonly attributed to poisoning. Kruja district police announced...

Defender Europe coming back to Albania, Ambassador Kim: Historic moment

Albanian defense minister Niko Peleshi and US Ambassador Yuri Kim hosted a conference on Monday over plans to host the upcoming Defender 2023. Minister Peleshi...

Democrats set to propose cutting VAT to 6% to parliament

The Democratic Party will deposit to the Assembly on Tuesday its proposal to cut down Value Added Tax (VAT) from 20% to 6%. The decision...

Energy price will not rise until January 1, claims OSHEE director

The director of OSHEE, the company responsible for operating, maintaining, and distributing electricity in Albania, vowed that the price of energy will not rise at...

Supreme State Audit blames fund abuses for OSHEE’s 13 billion Lek economic damage

The energy distribution company has misused 13 billion Albanian Lek, around €107 million, in the past year. Despite pandemic-related restrictions, a portion of public...

Italy imposes tougher measures on Albanian travelers to curb COVID

Italy put in force stricter anti-COVID measures today for those entering Italian soil from specific destinations. The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs announced earlier...

Public transit deal reached; City Hall promises €1 million in subsidies

Representatives of the Public Transit Association met with the mayor of Tirana earlier today. After an hour of negotiations, they told Euronews Albania that...

More changes to police ranks, including reallocation of District Chiefs

Chief of Police, Gledis Nano has announced that more changes are set to take place in police departments around the country, which will include...

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DP submits request to Constitutional over Becchetti Commission

The Democratic Party submitted a request to the Constitutional Court today, regarding Parliament’s decision to reject the formation of an Inquiry Commission on the...

Meta calls on law enforcement to uncover recent crime cases involving 2 businessmen

President Ilir Meta has released a public statement today, sharing his thoughts on the latest crime cases taking place in our country, while urging...

Public Transit Association warns Tirana City Hall: If our demands aren’t met, prices will go up

The Public Transit Association is set to hold a meeting with the Municipality of Tirana during the day, to discuss their concerns about the...

Most Albanians entering the US lottery have a university degree

Every year, numerous Albanian citizens look forward to entering the annual US DV lottery, which may give them the opportunity to live and work...

April 25 authentication – SP and DP were granted extra votes during counting

For more than a week now, the Central Elections Committee (CEC) has begun the process of recounting the ballots from more than 500 voting...

7 dead from COVID-19, including 27-year-old woman

COVID-19 claimed the lives of seven citizens on Saturday, including a 27-year-old woman. Authorities have not released any further clarifications on the young women's death. In...

High-Level Conference on Transport, Balluku: Discussion on enhancing road safety and border delays

The High-Level Conference on Transport hosted by the Montenegrin Ministry on Capital Investments brought together ministers from the Western Balkans to discuss the future...

Afghan woman stabs partner in Albania

An Afghan woman has stabbed her partner in one of the premises where the evacuees are being accommodated in Lezha. The police note that the...

Why do our students leave? Socialist MP admits to the existing issues in our education system

Socialist MP, Blerina Gjylameti declared during tonight’s RinON that there are definite issues with the current quality of our universities. “It is true that there...

Mandatory vaccination, Socialist and Democratic MPs make their case on RinON

In tonight’s RinON – Euronews Albania’s latest weekly show bringing together students and political personalities – Socialist MP, Blerina Gjylameti and Democratic MP, Ina...

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Cabinet approves 2022 Draft Budget, pay raise for several categories

The Council of Ministers approved the 2022 draft budget, which will include pay raises for several categories including police officers, teachers, and doctors. At...

Recent nursing graduates at the University of Vlora have their eyes on Germany

More than half of the 250 nurse practitioners who have recently graduated from the Public Health Faculty at the University of Vlora plan on...

COVID-19 claims 8 lives and infects 600 others in Albania

Eight citizens died in the past 24 hours in Albania due to complications attributed to COVID-19. The ministry of health has also announced that...

Employment and expenditures climb up for people without high education levels

The Albanian economy is developing through a model which allows boosting the creation of jobs for people with primary and secondary education levels. Data from...

Bodies of four tourists to be examined in Russia, declares Embassy

The Russian Embassy released a statement on Friday in connection with the death of four Russian tourists at a beach resort in Qerret. In a...

Albania gives green light to booster doses for citizens older than 60

The Technical Committee of Experts convened today to review current pandemic measures. The Committee announced that it had decided to proceed with the inoculation of...

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BDI will take over Gostivar and Tetova, claims Agim Nuhiu

Agim Nuhiu, a member of the electoral staff of the Democratic Union for Integration (BDI), as well as the current deputy minister of justice,...

Berisha wants to take over the DP to protect himself, declares Roland Bejko

Roland Bejko, a member of the Democratic Party’s National Council, said that former prime minister Sali Berisha wants to take over the party’s leadership...

Kosovo PM Albin Kurti under increased security following life threats

Prime Minister Albin Kurti has received life threats, leading to increased security measures, confirmed the government’s spokesperson for local media KosovaPress. He also added that...

Basha-Berisha row, Bushati: Rama playing an active role in dividing the opposition

Edi Rama is helping to split up the Democratic Party, said Andi Bushati on tonight’s Shock. According to the analyst, Lulzim Basha is endorsing Rama’s...

“New US military base in Kosovo would bring stability to the Balkans”, expert says

In the past couple of months, there’s been discussion over having a new American military base in the Western Balkans. Recently, Kosovo volunteered to...

COVID-19 claims one life and infects 22 others in Kosovo

One victim was reported to have died of COVID today in Kosovo, whereas 22 others have been newly infected. The daily notice posted by the...

Excluding athletes is an example of ‘Closed Balkans’, says German ambassador to Kosovo

The recent news that has been making headlines lately of the Kosovar boxers being barred from entering Serbia to attend the International Boxing Championship,...

Drug smuggling – experts: No name brands in a market filled with ineffective counterfeits

Changes to the Drug Law in 2014, brought about serious damages to the Albanian pharmaceutical market that are still being felt to this day....

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Kruja massive poisoning, deputy head of public health institute: Water deposits at risk

Dritan Ulqinaku, the deputy director of the Public Health Institute, declared on Now with Erla Mehilli that there is not an official version on...

Bushati: If Democrats vote for Berisha’s return, nobody can obstruct that

Tonight on “Shock”, a show airing from Monday to Thursday on Euronews Albania, Andi Bushati and Baton Haxhiu discussed potential scenarios that would bring...

“There’s no crisis”, minister Bekteshi: Citizens covered until January

The Commission on the Electro Energetic crisis in North Macedonia dismissed the need to proclaim a state of crisis, during its recent meeting. According to...

20 new cases and no fatalities due to COVID in Kosovo

20 new cases have been registered in Kosovo in the last 24 hours, after results came back on 2.072 suspected tests conducted nationwide. The ministry...

Price hikes are raising concerns amongst citizens in Kosovo

Kosovo is grappling with a spike in the price of all its basic basket goods, starting from food items all the way to transportation. According...

Kurti: Serbia is overstepping all norms and bounds of international sports

Serbia’s latest decision to bar the entry of Kosovar boxers into Belgrade, including banning them from participating in the Global Boxing Championship, is according...

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Rama to Mayors: Budgets will only be approved if cleaning costs are included

Prime Minister Edi Rama gave an ultimatum that none of the local budgets will get the green light if they don’t include cleaning costs. Edi...

Ambassador Soreca hands EU Commission’s progress report to DP’s Basha

The Ambassador of the European Union to Albania met on Friday with the leader of the Democratic Party Lulzim Basha to deliver the EU...

IMF ranks Albania first in Europe in terms of COVID deaths, President Meta appeals to oversee measures

The International Monetary Fund released a report in which it lists Albania on top of the list of COVID-19 deaths per capita in Europe. Albanian...

Authorities discover warehouse allegedly used to mine cryptos

Police discovered on Friday a crypto laboratory believed to have been used for mining in the area of Kruja. Authorities have detained the owner of...

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