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COVID-19 in Albania: 2 dead and 39 new confirmed cases

Albania recorded two coronavirus-related deaths and 39 new cases on Saturday, as the epidemiological situation continues to display stabilized patterns. The Ministry of Health also...

Albanian Embassy in Israel fears safety amid heavy nearby airstrikes  

The Albanian Embassy in Tel Aviv announced security concerns amid the deadly ongoing violence that hadn’t been witnessed in years between Israel and Palestine. The...

CAS to reopen boxes containing electoral materials following opposition claims of vote rigging in Berat

The Commission of Appeals and Sanctions (CAS) at the Central Election Commission has decided to reopen boxes containing electoral materials from 24 voting stations...

Former President Nishani for Euronews Albania: I won’t be running for party’s chairmanship

Albania’s former president Bujar Nishani met with founding members of the Democratic Party in Korça to hear out their proposals in reforming the party. As...

“We need a full parliament”, Ambassador Soreca for Euronews Albania: CEC and SPAK to look into every single irregularity

According to the head of the European Union's Delegation to Albania, the elections were held in an orderly manner, however during an interview, he...

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COVID-19 in Albania: 1 dead and 49 new cases

Albania recorded 1 death and 49 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours. Over the last day, 983 citizens recovered from the virus while...

Unpublished | Experts: Hospitals, amongst the places where counterfeit money circulates the most

This week, Euronews Albania’s documentary series Unpublished was focused on the investigation into the illegal market of counterfeit money in Albania. The places, where...

VV in Albania shows footage of how votes were ‘stolen’ from their candidates

The VV headquarters in Albania have continued to publish the video footage taken from their independent candidates in the electoral district of Tirana, Lezha...

Basha holds meetings with DP structures in Fier: No alliance with Rama

In continuation to his tour of meetings with DP’s structures, the Chair of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha was in Fier today, when he...

PM Rama: We’ll institute absolute control over the entire territory, operations from Velipoja-Ksamil

During a meeting organized by representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, PM Edi Rama declared that the protection of the territory will be...

Meta’s impeachment | Commission authorized investigative plan and appointed 2 legal experts

Today, the Inquiry Commission that was founded for the impeachment of president Ilir Meta voted in their investigative plan. In addition, during the third meeting...

CAS readjourns to assess DP’s and SMI’s appeals for the district of Berat

The Commission of Appeals and Sanctions met today to continue their assessment of DP’s and SMI’s appeals of the electoral results in the district...

“What will tourism look like this summer”, minister Klosi shares panel with experts on Ilva Now

Rising temperatures are making Albanians flock to beaches, although the tourism season has not officially kicked off yet. Minister of Tourism Blendi Klosi told journalist...

COVID-19 in Albania: 3 dead and 45 new confirmed cases

Three citizens have died from COVID-19 related complications in the last day, declared Albania’s health ministry, while 45 have tested positive. More than 121,100 citizens...

Government accords €820.000 to promote Albania as a “COVID Free” country

As the vaccination campaign goes forward, the Albanian government has made its priority to support the tourism sector, which suffered a severe blow from...

US Department of State publishes report on religious freedom in Albania and Kosovo

The US department of state has published the International Report on Religious Freedoms, which documents the current state of religious freedom in around 200...

Fatjona Mejdini: Organized crime funds political campaigns in Albania

It seems that the political will to combat drug trafficking is lacking in Albania. This seems to have also contributed to the lack of...

Albania, an important destination for drug trafficking and manufacturing

Albania has turned into an important location for the trafficking of different kinds of illegal drugs as well as their manufacturing. During 2019, 5.4 tons...

Political leaders extend their Eid al-Fitr wishes to Muslim believers

Albanian political leaders have extended their greetings to Muslim believers today, on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr celebrations focusing their posts on messages...

Muslims celebrate Eid in Albania and Kosovo, with messages of tolerance and solidarity

Muslims in Kosovo and Albania celebrate Eid al-Fitr today, a day that comes after the month of Ramadan, during which believers observe a fast...

Turning the page on COVID-19? Here’s what experts say

On tonight’s Ilva Now, top public healthcare authorities are discussing the latest dynamics of the epidemiological situation in Albania. Deputy health minister Mira Rakacolli and...

Ambassador Soreca: Albania and North Macedonia ready for first Intergovernmental Conference

Albania and North Macedonia are ready to hold their first Intergovernmental Conference, but this will also depend on whether an agreement is reached between...

Government vows special assistance for families of nurses that died from COVID-19

COVID-19 has claimed eleven lives from the ranks of nurses in Albania. Their commitment to fighting the pandemic was commemorated today during an activity...

Et’hem Bey Mosque poised to reopen after full restoration work

After deep restoration work, Tirana’s oldest mosque is set to reopen its doors. For about three years, the details of this place of worship built...

COVID-19 in Albania: 3 dead and 42 new confirmed cases

The situation in Albania continues to be stable. In the past weeks, the country has recorded relatively low figures with 42 citizens testing positive...

Appeal on election results in Gjirokaster dismissed by CAS  

After a lengthy session, the Commission of Appeals and Sanctions (CAS) has overruled the request deposited from the Democratic Party, Socialist Movement for Integration,...

Prosecutor General Çela calls for prompt investigation into electoral offenses

Prosecutor General Olsian Çela declared that he has demanded a prompt investigation into the alleged electoral offenses. In a statement to the press from Durres,...

Basha in Lezha: We’ll use every possible way we can, to overthrow Rama’s regime

The leader of the democrats, Lulzim Basha was in Lezha today, where he met with the Democratic Party’s structures in the city. He stated that...

High Inspector of Justice submits request for the dismissal orders of four Judges

The High Inspector of Justice (ILD), Artur Metani continued today with the requests for the dismissal of another four high magistrates. Metani addressed his dismissal...

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13 allies brought an additional 62.000 votes to DP’s coalition

During Neritan Sejamini's last night's show airing on Euronews Albania 'IN A FEW WORDS', the main topic of discussion was the number of votes...

CEC and CAS start the evaluation of electoral appeals by political subjects

The Commission of Appeals and Sanctions, part of the Central Electoral Commission decided to return for revision, several appeal requests from electoral subjects for...

Manjani: ‘EU needs to monitor Albania because ambassadors are strangling us, DP should prioritize negotiations’

The Democratic Party shouldn’t demand reelections, said Ylli Manjani on Ilva Now, by ranking a list of priorities that DP and the opposition should...

VV denounces electoral fraud through video footage, Abazi: SP-DP have a pact

The leader of VV center in Albania, Boiken Abazi has denounced through two videos, the manipulation of vote ballots during the counting process. Abazi...

Mëhilli: Non-concession of elections produces crisis; Manjani: the Opposition failed to form a majority

Communication expert, Erla Mehilli said during Euronews Albania’s ‘Ilva Now’ that after the electoral process of April 25th, Albania risks being engulfed by a...

Road to EU, Bushati: This nation can’t be called a state, let alone deserve to go to Brussels | Shock

The PM of the country, Edi Rama spoke recently for Euronews, regarding Albania’s journey towards the European Union. He emphasized that Albania isn’t ready to...

‘’Grow House” phenomenon | In-doors cannabis cultivation on the rise

The cultivation of cannabis using lamps in indoor premises is a phenomenon that seems to have turned into a concerning reality all around the...

COVID-19 update: 4 victims and 50 new cases, in Albania

Four patients, who had contracted the COVID-19 virus, have unfortunately lost their lives, while 50 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours...

Soreca: Albania is ready to start membership negotiations with the EU

The EU ambassador, Luigi Soreca was in the city of Rreshen, when he stated that Albania is ready to commence negotiations in June. He...

Martaneshi chrome mine gas leak, three injured

Chrome mine collapses, several miners believed trapped Three miners were asphyxiated from a gas leak at the Martaneshi chrome mine. In a statement released to the...

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DP’s Basha: We’ll never recognize the results of the elections

In a meeting with officials from the Democratic Party in Durres, chairman Lulzim Basha reiterated that the parliamentary polls were “an electoral massacre” and...

EU no longer focused on the region, says former deputy minister

The former deputy minister of integration Gentian Elezi told Euronews Albania that the continuous postponement on opening negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia is...

Impeachment of President Meta: Here’s how the process works

A president can be impeached only on two occasions: in case of severe violations to the Constitution, or if a serious crime has been...

“Election fraud inquiry will be a major test for SPAK”, says DP’s Bylykbashi on Ilva Now

Oerd Bylykbashi, a member of the presidency of the Democratic Party, and a winning candidate in the county of Durres spoke about the party’s...

Bushati and Haxhiu debate over the sincerity of PM Rama’s invitation to the opposition

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama reached out to the opposition to cooperate in choosing a new president, at a time when a Special Parliamentary...

“Not ready to be in the EU, but more than ready to enter the full track of negotiations,” says Albanian PM for Euronews 

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama spoke to Euronews journalist Giorgia Orlandi after the State of Union Conference in Florence, Italy. Asked over Albania’s bid in...

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President Vucic against border changes: Implementation only if mandated by UN

During a press conference for Serbian media, President Aleksandar Vucic declared to be against changing the borders, an idea which could only be implemented...

LDK vows support for Kurti’s genocide lawsuit against Serbia

The Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti has said to file a lawsuit against Serbia for the genocide committed against Albanian Kosovar during the...

Balkan Talks | LDK won’t be a part of the dialogue team, says Teuta Sahatqija

Euronews Albania’s show Balkan Talks focused this week on the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, set to resume in June. Teuta Sahatqija, a member of the Democratic League...

Albania’s EU chief negotiator: Undetermined delays can undermine trust

Albania’s chief negotiator for EU integration Zef Mazi visited Skopje on Friday where he met with high state officials and convey a positive message...

Two dead from COVID-19, recoveries on the rise

The epidemiological situation in Kosovo continues to appear more stable suggested by a declining record of daily infections. According to the Institute of Public Health,...

Spain welcomes resumption of dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia

The resumption of the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia comes as good news for Spain, although the latter will maintain its previous stance in...

Kosovo and Italy join forces in the field of Innovation

The ambassador of Italy to Kosovo, Nicola Orlando has announced that on June 24th and 25th, in Prishtina, the event “Italy Meets Digital Kosovo”...

Zef Mazi visits North Macedonia to hold meetings with Osmani and Xhaferi

Albania’s Chief Negotiator with the European Union, Zef Mazi visited North Macedonia today. The Minister of Foreign Affairs in North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani will hold...

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Shock | European road, Haxhiu: Political forces should make peace for the sake of our country’s future

During his stay in Albania, the Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement for the EU, Oliver Varhelyi said that there can be no accession talks...

Bushati is steadfast: Basha should step down, Haxhiu: If he does these two things, he will be successful

The Democratic Party has deemed the results of April 25th an “electoral massacre”, raising accusations of manipulation against the Socialist Party. This situation has caused...

Endrit Shabani shows how the current system alters the votes before they’re even counted

Endrit Shabani, from Nisma Thurjse told journalist Ilva Tare that what has penalized small parties in the elections of April 25th and what has...

Meta’s dismissal, Bushati and Haxhiu deliberate on Euronews Albania

The Socialist Party has deposited the signatures of several MPs in parliament, for the removal of the President of the Republic Ilir Meta from...

Rinvote | Endri Shabani and Evald Serreqi explain why they didn’t create a coalition with other parties

The leader of ‘Nisa Thurje’, Endri Shabani said during Euronews Albania’s Rinvote, that he has chosen to race alone in these elections because according...

Olsian Cela message to prosecutors: Anyone that violates the electoral process will be brought to justice

Prosecutor General Olsian Cela during a meeting with US Ambassador to Albania, Mrs. Yuri Kim, discussed about the measures that the Attorney General has...

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National Day of the Dalmatian Pelican, symbolic bird species spotted more often

The Tenth of May marks the National Day of the Dalmatian Pelican proclaimed 5 years ago in a sign of gratitude for the contribution...

COVID-19 daily cases drop for seventh day in a row to less than 100

For the seventh consecutive day, Albania has reported less than 100 new daily infections, a trend that has been persistent throughout May. On Monday, authorities...

“We’re probing into 40 electoral fraud cases”, says SPAK chief Arben Kraja

The chairman of the Special Anti-Corruption Structure in Albania, widely known as SPAK, declared that there are 40 cases being investigated over alleged electoral...

“It is time to show you’re unaffected by politics”, declares Ambassador Kim

The Ambassador of the United States to Albania, Yuri Kim, said during an event organized on the occasion of National Justice Day that the...

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