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23:49, 23 June 2017 Friday
10:43, 21 June 2017 Wednesday

Albania grapples with cannabis a hurdle to EU accession

Morocco may be the leading source of cannabis resin, but mountainous Albania is the main supplier of herbal cannabis trafficked to the European Union, says the bloc's law enforcement agency, Europol.

17:11, 23 May 2017 Tuesday

Albania to launch investigation into FETO suspects

Prosecutor General Adriatik Llalla says investigation will be carried out in accordance with Albanian law

17:06, 14 May 2017 Sunday

Turkish ambassador points out FETO network in Albania

Schools form the backbone of Fetullah Terrorist Organization's presence in Albania: Hidayet Bayraktar

11:37, 12 May 2017 Friday

Maarif Foundation will launch its first University in Albania

With two faculties, 420 students and nearly 50 academics, the Canadian Technology Institute located in Albania signed a partnership agreement with the Turkish Maarif Foundation.

21:42, 28 April 2017 Friday

Albanian MPs elect new president

A NATO member since 2009, Albania is a candidate for EU membership and hopes to open negotiations by the end of the year.

09:06, 20 April 2017 Thursday

Albania fails to elect president

Parliamentary elections are due on June 18, but the opposition has already threatened to boycott them.

10:39, 14 April 2017 Friday

30 long-term observers of OSCE-ODIHR in Albania

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.

19:19, 04 April 2017 Tuesday

Macedonia accuses Albania of 'open interference'

Macedonia has been mired in deep political upheaval for the past two years sparked by a wiretapping scandal. 

14:12, 29 March 2017 Wednesday

Albania must watch out for FETO warns Turkish official

FETO fugitives are fleeing Turkey in wake of defeated coup and seeking shelter abroad, said Faruk Celik in Tirana

10:14, 15 March 2017 Wednesday

World Bank approves 100mn loan for Albania

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.

09:34, 09 February 2017 Thursday

Albania smashes major refugeee smuggling ring

In a separate crackdown on Albanian human traffickers, five people were arrested on Tuesday in the French port city of Calais.  

10:09, 07 February 2017 Tuesday

TAP to invest 1 5 billion EUR in Albania

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.

09:30, 30 January 2017 Monday

Macedonia's Gruevski fails to form government

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. 

13:29, 24 January 2017 Tuesday

Seven Greek soldiers held for making Albanian symbol

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.

09:45, 10 November 2016 Thursday

Albanian Government meets for flood emergency

PM Edi Rama gathered the Emergency Staff for the situation created by floods. He said all structures are engaged to face the situation.

13:11, 08 November 2016 Tuesday

Albania Kosovo arrest 11 terror suspects

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, 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.

14:30, 04 November 2016 Friday

Albanian martyrs of Communist era to be beatified

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.

09:27, 14 October 2016 Friday

Albanian Serbian PMs split over disputed Kosovo mine

Trebca mining complex in Serb-majority part of Kosovo nationalized by Pristina last week

13:58, 14 September 2016 Wednesday

M Rama wins in Albanian's Dibra quot I will keep

In his first declaration after being declared winner of Dibra, Muharrem Rama promised to keep all the promises made during the campaign.

15:03, 18 July 2016 Monday

Albanians protest attempted coup in Turkey

Demonstrators in Albania rally behind Turkey's government in protest of coup attempt

08:51, 26 May 2016 Thursday

Albania recalls atrocities inside Communist era prison

Sacrifices of political prisoners who rose up against Albania's communist regime on May 23, 1973, have been remembered

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