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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...

“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,...

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...

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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...

Kosovo warns retaliatory measures over boxing row with Serbia

Kosovo is set to take measures over the course of the week in retaliation to Serbia’s move barring Kosovar boxers from participating at the...

Kosovo boxers denied entry to Serbia yet again

Kosovo’s boxing delegation was denied entry into Serbian soil, for the third time in a row this Sunday. The athletes were headed to Belgrade in...

Counting of mail-in ballots begins today in Kosovo

Kosovo has now begun counting all mail-in ballots cast by citizens living abroad, that voted in the country’s local elections held on October 17. The...

Kosovar boxers barred from entering in Serbia prompting International Boxing Association reaction

Kosovo’s National Boxing Team was not allowed to participate in the International Boxing Championship being held in the Serbian capital, Belgrade. This comes after they...

Kosovo set to shorten night curfew, bars and restaurants to remain open until 11 PM

Kosovo is set to present new pandemic measures, which include reducing curfew from 12 AM to 5 AM and have bars and restaurants stay...

Kosovo declares two Russian public officials persona non grata

Kosovo’s president, Vjosa Osmani announced earlier today that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora has made a formal decision today to declare...

18 new COVID cases and zero deaths recorded in the last 24 hours

18 new infections were reported today in Kosovo, after results came back on 2.355 tests conducted nationwide. In the past 24 hours, no victims were...

Solution on Kosovo-Serbia license plates row expected in 6 months, says Lajcak

The first meeting of a working group between experts from Kosovo and Serbia took place on Thursday in Brussels. The EU Special Envoy for the...

Vjosa Osmani disagrees with EU Commission’s criticisms on vetting process

President Vjosa Osmani declared that she doesn’t agree with the remarks made by the European Commission on the annual report on EU aspiring countries,...

No victims and 14 new infections attributed to COVID-19

In the last 24 hours in Kosovo, a total of fourteen new COIVD cases were reported by the Ministry of Health. In addition, no fatalities...

EC annual progress report, few improvements in several areas

The European Commission’s annual progress report, in line with the 2021 Enlargement Policy, emphasized political instability and the pandemic hampered the agenda on EU-related...

Lumir Abdixhiku: Mayoral elections marked a comeback for LDK

Lumir Abdixhiku referred to Sunday’s mayoral elections as the comeback of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK). LDK’s leader said that October 17 will be...

President Osmani: Serbia’s illegal structures influenced municipal elections

Serbia’s illegal structures have influenced the electoral race in municipalities inhabited by ethnic Serbs in Kosovo. These were the words of President Vjosa Osmani during...

Kurti: Kosovo excelled in its electoral organization; Vitia will be mayor after runoffs  

Kosovo’s PM, Albin Kurti made his first public appearance after the country’s local elections, during which he praised Sunday’s electoral process. He called the comparisons...

RESULTS: Over half of Kosovo’s communes head to runoffs

Political subjects running in Kosovo's local elections have been able to declare a win in 17 communes, but the 21 remaining communes will have...

Winner determined in 17 municipalities, remaining to face election runoff

Political parties have come out victorious in 17 municipalities, while an election runoff will be held in 21 municipalities as none of the candidates...

AAK wins Decan after Bashkim Ramosaj secures 65% of the votes

After all the ballots were counted in Decan, Central Election Commission declared Bashkim Ramosaj from the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo to be...

Abdixhiku: LDK has won, also leading in 11 municipalities

The chair of the Democratic League of Kosovo, Lumir Abdixhiu, said during a press conference that LDK has won and is leading ahead in...

14 citizens detained in Kosovo for meddling with the election process

Fourteen people have been detained on several allegations connected to the election process, declared the State Prosecutor, adding that 13 are still being held,...

PDK has secured victory in 5 municipalities, declares Memli Krasniqi

The chair of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, Memli Krasniqi, said during a press conference that the party has secured victory 5 municipalities, without...

PDK kicks off celebrations in Mitrovica and Skenderaj, VV and LDK in Gjilan

As ballots are now being counted across Kosovo, some of the countries largest cities have already kicked off celebrations, although an official result has...

Vetevendosje is at risk of losing all large municipalities, claims analyst

Analyst Agon Maliqi, referring to the publication of the first exit polls for the local elections in Kosovo, points out a positive panorama for...

Analyst hails Kosovo’s polls as exemplary for Balkan countries

Kosovo’s elections should serve as a model to the Western Balkans on how elections should be conducted, said Enver Bytyci, a political analyst, during...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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....

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...

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7 arrested in Kosovo on vote buying-selling charges

The Police of Kosovo announced Sunday evening that it had arrested four people on suspicions that they had been involved in buying off votes...

Serb majority municipalities mark highest voter turnout across the country

Municipalities that have a majority of Serbian ethnic citizens have recorded the highest voter turnout in Kosovo, in the local polls being held this...

PDK and LDK reality check, today’s when new policies are put to the test, says analyst

Kosovo analyst, Fidan Rama told Euronews Albania that the 2021 local elections will be a test for PDK and LDK, as well as the...

Local elections belong to citizens, not politicians, says PDK’s deputy chair

Deputy chair of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Vlora Citaku, said earlier today that these local elections belong to the citizens, not to...

VV candidate for mayor in Prishtina: Today marks an important day for democracy

The candidate for mayor of Prishtina, chosen to represent the Self Determination Movement (LVV), Arben Vitia, cast his ballot today at the city’s Ali...

President Osmani: Voters have the quality of their own lives in their hands

Kosovo’s president, Vjosa Osmani voted today after which she called on citizens to come out and have a massive turnout. After exercising her right to...

Abdixhiku: Today, citizens take back their decision-making power and choose their future

LDK leader, Lumir Abdixhiku cast his vote today at Prishtina's 'Faik Konica' school. Accompanied by his spouse, Abdixhiku wished everyone, on the day of...

PM Kurti casts his vote: Four blessed years await Kosovo

Albin Kurti cast his ballot in one of Prishtina’s voting centres, set up at the capital’s Faculty of Law, after which he maintained that...

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4 citizens under arrest in Kosovo on suspicions of vote-buying

The Kosovo police announced in the last hours of Saturday night that 4 citizens had been put under arrest for a suspected vote-buying attempt. The...

‘Don’t leave your votes at home’, Haradinaj appeals to citizens to take part in the elections

Kosovo’s former prime minister and leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Ramush Haradinaj, voted this morning at the ballot center...

Members of Serbian List vote together in North Mitrovica

The Serbian List is the only Serbian party in Kosovo, which has been participating in all of the country’s electoral processes with the extensive...

Citizens living outside of Kosovo can send their ballots in the mail

Kosovo is giving citizens who live abroad a chance to participate in the electoral process by mailing in their votes. Citizens of Kosovar nationality who...

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