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Meta: Only when my term as president ends, you’ll see me fight the real battles

President Ilir Meta declared earlier today that when his term as president ends, he will start to be more active in political life. ‘I don’t...

Cost of municipal by-elections will reach upwards of €1.4 billion euros

Special local elections in our country will cost upwards of €1.4 billion euros. The news was announced during a press conference dedicated to the elections...

Homage paid to victims of the ‘January 21’ protest at PM’s Office

Earlier this morning, PM Edi Rama and family members of the 4 protestors – who were shot and killed during a protest that took...

90% of public schools lack heating, says former education minister

According to the former education minister, Myqerem Tafaj, as much as 90% of public schools in Albania don’t have a central heating system. Tafaj underlined...

Factors contributing to Tirana’s chronic traffic problem, according to Chief of City Police

Pedestrian crossings and parking violations are amongst the main issues contributing to traffic congestion in the capital city. This was noted by the Head of...

Countdown to Election Day: a closer look at Albania’s local by-elections  

6 districts will be voting for their new mayors in the municipal elections on March 6. These special elections will be an important test for...

Berisha to form a ‘Grand Opposition Front’ in March 6 elections

There will be a large coalition of opposition parties in this upcoming election set to take place on March 6, declared Ivi Kaso, member...

Montenegrin PM calls for snap elections

One day after the formal resignation of deputy PM Dritan Abazovic, Montenegro’s PM Zdravko Krivokapic has called for snap parliamentary elections. According to Krivokapic, the...

Over 2.300 COVID infections in 24 hours

In the past 24 hours, a total of 2.383 new cases were identified in our country due to COVID-19. New cases were discovered after results...

Berisha can’t run as a DP candidate – so what are his other options?

Based on the current situation, if the elections were to be held tomorrow, Berisha wouldn’t be able to run as a DP candidate, as...

Albania refuses Erdogan’s ‘ultimatum’

The Albanian government has refused to follow through with the Turkish president’s request – made during his visit to Tirana – concerning members of...

19 000 illegal immigrants caught trying to cross the border in 2021

Around 19 thousand illegal immigrants were caught in Albanian during 2021 – 46% of whom were cases of repeat offenders, who tried to enter...

26 years since Albania decriminalized homosexuality

On 20 January 1995, the Albanian parliament voted to decriminalize homosexuality. Being a homosexual was considered a felony during the Communist regime, an offense punishable...

‘Respect right to vote freely on March 6’, Meta calls on parties to reflect

March 6 should serve as a moment of reflection for all political parties and respect the right to vote freely. These were the remarks of...

North Macedonia to send an ambassador to Bulgaria

North Macedonia’s foreign affairs minister Bujar Osmani announced that in the upcoming days they will appoint an ambassador to Bulgaria. According to him, the fact...

Construction work begins on NATO’s airbase in Kucova

Construction work began this Thursday on a NATO project to modernize the Kucova airbase. Prime Minister Edi Rama said that the modernization of the Kucova...

Parliamentarians get into heated debate over rising energy prices

Parliamentarians in Kosovo were caught in a heated debate as the price of electricity went up. Prime Minister Albin Kurti told opposition MPs that the...

Road accidents claimed 191 lives in 2021, drivers at fault in 85% of the cases

In 2021, more people died from road traffic accidents than in the previous year. According to INSTAT, in 2021 there were 197 casualties. December...

President Meta sets March 6 for local by-elections

President Ilir Meta decreed March 6 as the official date for the local by-elections. The Albanian President initially made the announcement on a political talk...

No one knows who will be declared non-grata, says US Ambassador

“We do not share this information with anyone”, declared the Ambassador of the United States to Albania in response to the remarks made by...

Ambassador Kim: High-ranking officials can no longer rely on immunity

The Ambassador of the United States to Tirana, Yuri Kim, said that Albanian citizens deserve to benefit more from the justice reform. Therefore, the ambassador...

Albania records over 2,600 new COVID-19 cases

Albania recorded 2,643 new cases on Wednesday, while 6 citizens died from the virus. More than 221,879 citizens have recovered from the beginning of the...

What is the current situation at the 5 Maji street?

Demonstrations have now stopped leaving behind piles of rubble from the houses that got demolished. Around 3 AM on Wednesday, the neighborhood's lights were switched...

Lajcak and Escobar to visit Prishtina in early February

Even though it has yet to receive an official confirmation, EU Special Envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak is expected to visit both...

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