A NATO member since 2009, Albania is a candidate for EU membership and hopes to open negotiations by the end of the year.
Parliamentary elections are due on June 18, but the opposition has already threatened to boycott them.
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, OSCE-ODIHR will ask members to bring 30 long-term observers and 300 short term, to observe the elections in Albania.
Macedonia has been mired in deep political upheaval for the past two years sparked by a wiretapping scandal.
FETO fugitives are fleeing Turkey in wake of defeated coup and seeking shelter abroad, said Faruk Celik in Tirana
The World Bank said it has approved a loan of $100mn (94 million euro) aimed at strengthening the resilience of the banking sector and the regulation and supervision of non-bank financial institutions in Albania.
In a separate crackdown on Albanian human traffickers, five people were arrested on Tuesday in the French port city of Calais.
Shkelqim Bozgo, General Director of TAP in Albania says the investment for this year will be around 400 million EUR, depending on the work progress and special situations.
One of the conditions of the BDI platform was the usage of Albanian as an official language throughout Macedonia and in every level of the administration.
The press office of the Ministry of Defense says that the Minister wants the soldiers to be punished as never before, to avoid having these acts in the future.
PM Edi Rama gathered the Emergency Staff for the situation created by floods. He said all structures are engaged to face the situation.
Eleven people suspected of plotting terrorist attacks and recruiting for the Islamic State (IS) were detained in Albania and neighbouring Kosovo, officials said Sunday. Police in Albania said they detained four people on Saturday on suspicion of financing terrorism, recruiting IS fighters for Syria and spreading "terrorist propaganda". In Kosovo, seven people were also arrested Saturday for what police described as "terrorism" and a threat to public safety. Media reports said the detainees were alleged IS members and, working under the jihadist group's leader for Kosovars in Syria, Lavdrim Muhaxheri, planning to stage terrorist attacks in the Balkans. The prosecutor's office in Kosovo, in remarks reported by news portal Insajderi.com, said the seven had links to other jihadists across the Balkans. Albania and its northeastern neighbour Kosovo, both Muslim-majority republics, have among the highest per capita number of citizens who have left to wage jihad in Syria and Iraq. Both countries have amended their criminal code to make participation in armed conflicts abroad punishable from 10-year to life imprisonment. In May nine men, including radical imams, were sentenced by an Albanian court to prison terms of up to 18 years for financing and recruiting fighters for jihadist groups in Syria.
Vatican officials will join the Balkan country's small Catholic community on Saturday to remember their martyrs at a cathedral mass in the northwestern city of Shkodra, whose cemetery was the scene of executions.
Trebca mining complex in Serb-majority part of Kosovo nationalized by Pristina last week
In his first declaration after being declared winner of Dibra, Muharrem Rama promised to keep all the promises made during the campaign.
Demonstrators in Albania rally behind Turkey's government in protest of coup attempt
Sacrifices of political prisoners who rose up against Albania's communist regime on May 23, 1973, have been remembered
An Albanian court has sentenced nine defendants to jail sentences of up to 18 years on Tuesday for recruiting people to fight in Syria's civil war.
Non-EU Balkan countries will discuss connectivity and refugee crisis during their two-day meeting
Namazgah Mosque in the Albanian capital of Tirana, when completed with Turkey’s assistance, will be one of biggest mosques in Balkans
US Secretary of State says Albania has made 'significant progress' in taking on its responsibilities as a NATO ally within the anti-ISIL coalition