Albania

Country Albania
Capital Tirana
Continent Europe
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Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, but was conquered by Italy in 1939. Communist partisans took over the country in 1944. Albania allied itself first with the USSR (until 1960), and then with China (to 1978). In the early 1990s, Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven challenging as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, a dilapidated physical infrastructure, powerful organized crime networks, and combative political opponents. Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multiparty elections in 1991, but deficiencies remain. International observers judged elections to be largely free and fair since the restoration of political stability following the collapse of pyramid schemes in 1997; however, there have been claims of electoral fraud in every one of Albania's post-communist elections. In the 2005 general elections, the Democratic Party and its allies won a decisive victory on pledges to reduce crime and corruption, promote economic growth, and decrease the size of government. The election, and particularly the orderly transition of power, was considered an important step forward. Albania joined NATO in April 2009 and is a potential candidate for EU accession. Although Albania's economy continues to grow, the country is still one of the poorest in Europe, hampered by a large informal economy and an inadequate energy and transportation infrastructure.

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On the trail of the unexpected – a road trip around Albania - The GuardianOn the trail of the unexpected – a road trip around Albania  The Guardian

Strange, ancient and beautiful, there's much to discover amid the cultural crossroads of a country that provides a real adventure. Fiona Dunlop. Sun 21 Jul 2019 ...



Albania Anti-Defamation Laws Condemned as 'Censorship Package' - Balkan InsightAlbania Anti-Defamation Laws Condemned as 'Censorship Package'  Balkan Insight

Ten Albanian human rights organisations on Friday denounced a government proposal to 'regulate' the online media as a 'censorship package' without ...



Will the Presence of Iran’s MEK Threaten Albania’s Already Shaky Stability? - World Politics ReviewWill the Presence of Iran’s MEK Threaten Albania’s Already Shaky Stability?  World Politics Review

President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, attended the annual gathering this week of Mujahedin-e Khalq, or MEK, a shadowy Iranian opposition ...



Communist museum, nightclub: Now Albania's notorious pyramid turns tech hub - ZDNetCommunist museum, nightclub: Now Albania's notorious pyramid turns tech hub  ZDNet

Tirana's Pyramid building has had quite a journey since it was created to honor Albania's communist dictator.



Artists perform Fado Ballet in Tirana, Albania - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaArtists perform Fado Ballet in Tirana, Albania - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Artists perform Fado Ballet during a performance organized by the National Theater of Opera and Ballet of Albania and Tirana government in Tirana, Albania, ...



Schengen Countries Reject Entry to Over 23 Thousand Albanians Despite Visa-Free Regime - SchengenVisaInfo.comSchengen Countries Reject Entry to Over 23 Thousand Albanians Despite Visa-Free Regime  SchengenVisaInfo.com

A number of 23,400 Albanian citizens were denied entry into the Schengen Zone last year, out of a total 471,200 non-EU travelers who were turned back at a ...



Albania is a mess - The EconomistAlbania is a mess  The Economist

Chaos on the streets and in parliament is blocking access to the European Union.



Albania, a crisis thirty years in the making - TRT WorldAlbania, a crisis thirty years in the making  TRT World

Albania has managed to burnish its image thanks to media-savvy politicians but the reality is far more problematic.



Albania heads into divisive local elections - Al Jazeera EnglishAlbania heads into divisive local elections  Al Jazeera English

Tirana, Albania - Albania's ruling Socialist Party is set to sweep away the last vestiges of opposition power on Sunday in nationwide local elections that have ...



Albanian opposition resume protest to oust PM - ReutersAlbanian opposition resume protest to oust PM  Reuters

TIRANA (Reuters) - Albanian opposition supporters rallied on Monday in their tenth national protest since February to pressure Prime Minister Edi Rama to quit ...



Protesters in Albania again demand Prime Minister Rama quit - Deutsche WelleProtesters in Albania again demand Prime Minister Rama quit  Deutsche Welle

Pro-European Union demonstrators want to get rid of Albania's prime minister. Opposition leaders fear the country could lose out on joining the EU if he stays in ...



Bankers Petroleum says Albanian output up 18 pct in H1 2019 - ReutersBankers Petroleum says Albanian output up 18 pct in H1 2019  Reuters

Bankers Petroleum Ltd. produced almost a fifth more crude oil from Albania's Patos Marinza oil field in the first half of 2019 than in the same period last year, ...



Press Freedom Deteriorating in Albania - VOA NewsPress Freedom Deteriorating in Albania  VOA News

A mission of seven international press freedom organizations has published a preliminary report on the difficulties faced by journalists in Albania. The report ...



Serbia warns against creating Albania-Kosovo union - Washington PostSerbia warns against creating Albania-Kosovo union  Washington Post

Serbia's foreign minister has denounced a move by Kosovo and Albania to boycott a regional conference, accusing them of wanting to create a joint state in the ...



US Urges Calm as Albanian PM, President Dispute Election Dates - VOA NewsUS Urges Calm as Albanian PM, President Dispute Election Dates  VOA News

Albania's political leaders are bickering over the timing of the next election, while diplomats and officials from the European Union, United States and the ...



Albanian president invites PM to dialogue over political crisis - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAlbanian president invites PM to dialogue over political crisis - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TIRANA, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Albanian President Ilir Meta on Thursday invited Prime Minister Edi Rama to dialogue over the political crisis, suggestting holding ...



Albania launches net metering for solar PV prosumers - Balkan Green Energy NewsAlbania launches net metering for solar PV prosumers  Balkan Green Energy News

Albania's net metering scheme covers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and households with solar PV systems whose capacity does not exceed 500 ...



President Ilir Meta: 'Albanians have made their choice to join EU', Stavros Tzimas | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comPresident Ilir Meta: 'Albanians have made their choice to join EU', Stavros Tzimas | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Albania is in the grips of a deep constitutional and institutional crisis driven by a deliberate plot to hijack the state in the *service* of vested interests, the country's ...



Albania MPs Propose Ban on Studying WWII Communist Crimes - Balkan InsightAlbania MPs Propose Ban on Studying WWII Communist Crimes  Balkan Insight

MPs from the ruling Socialist Party want to prevent a state institute tasked with probing Communist-era crimes in Albania from studying incidents that happened ...



Tens Of Thousands Protest In Albanian Capital, Demand Resignation Of PM - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTens Of Thousands Protest In Albanian Capital, Demand Resignation Of PM  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tens of thousands of people protested in front of the Albanian government building in Tirana on June 21 to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama.



Albania's journalists tread fine line when covering organized crime, politics - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineAlbania's journalists tread fine line when covering organized crime, politics  CPJ Press Freedom Online

The intersection of organized crime, corruption and politics in Albania is impacting the country's press. During a joint mission by a coalition of press freedom ...



A disputed election leaves Albania's democracy in tatters - Aljazeera.comA disputed election leaves Albania's democracy in tatters  Aljazeera.com

Shkoder, Albania - International monitors say Albania's local elections "were held with little regard for the interests of the electorate". The critical preliminary ...



EU warns Albania to avoid violence during disputed elections - The Irish TimesEU warns Albania to avoid violence during disputed elections  The Irish Times

Clashes stoke tension before ballot opposed by president and opposition party.



EU Commission Rejects Netherlands' Request to Reintroduce Visas for Albania - SchengenVisaInfo.comEU Commission Rejects Netherlands' Request to Reintroduce Visas for Albania  SchengenVisaInfo.com

The European Commission has rejected a request of the government of the Netherlands to suspend the visa-free travel to the Schengen Area for Albanian ...



22 millennia-old urns discovered off coast of Albania - New York Daily News22 millennia-old urns discovered off coast of Albania  New York Daily News

22 huge urns have been discovered in the Ionian Sea off the coast of Albania.



Kosovo and Albania Agree to Run Joint Foreign Policy - Balkan InsightKosovo and Albania Agree to Run Joint Foreign Policy  Balkan Insight

Kosovo and Albania on Tuesday signed a landmark agreement to coordinate their foreign policies and unify their diplomatic missions – though some experts ...



AJC Delegation Meets with Leaders of Albania - PRNewswireAJC Delegation Meets with Leaders of Albania  PRNewswire

TIRANA, Albania, July 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation of American Jewish Committee (AJC) leaders from across the United States has just concluded a ...



Albania Leaves Huge Debt to Expropriated Families Unpaid - Balkan InsightAlbania Leaves Huge Debt to Expropriated Families Unpaid  Balkan Insight

Albania's government seems in no hurry to repay more than 50 million euros it owed to families whose homes it demolished or expropriated to make space for ...



"Utmost respect For Albania" Says Giuliani After MEK Event - RadioFarda"Utmost respect For Albania" Says Giuliani After MEK Event  RadioFarda

Radio Farda journalist Samira Gharaei interviewed former New York Mayor Rudolf Guliani, who was one of the guest speakers at the event.



Why Gjirokaster is Albania’s best-kept secret - The IndependentWhy Gjirokaster is Albania’s best-kept secret  The Independent

Don't go to Gjirokaster. You've never heard of it anyway, and who would want to give up a couple of weeks of their precious annual leave on a mountainous city ...



In Albania, call centre workers are organising for better working conditions - Equal TimesIn Albania, call centre workers are organising for better working conditions  Equal Times

In one of the few old houses still standing in central Tirana, a small courtyard covered with colourful posters of social struggles from around the world has ...



Frontex operation along Albania-Greece border deemed a success - InfoMigrantsFrontex operation along Albania-Greece border deemed a success  InfoMigrants

Germany's government says the EU's Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex, has helped Albania prevent cross-border crime, among other things.



Albania Braces for Elections Amid Fears of Violence - Balkan InsightAlbania Braces for Elections Amid Fears of Violence  Balkan Insight

Fears of further political turmoil and violence dog Albania ahead of this weekend's local elections that opposition parties have vowed to stop – and which the ...



Opposition to forced registration of online portals in Albania - The Shift NewsOpposition to forced registration of online portals in Albania  The Shift News

The Albanian government has presented a draft law that will require that every “electronic publication *service* provider” to register with them, while also being ...



Tirana Govt Funds Ethnic Albanian Council in Montenegro - Balkan InsightTirana Govt Funds Ethnic Albanian Council in Montenegro  Balkan Insight

The government of Albania has decided to provide 25000 euros in financial support to Montenegro's Albanian National Council, which represents the interests ...



"When the sun rises" concert held in Tirana, Albania - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua"When the sun rises" concert held in Tirana, Albania - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Artists perform during the "When the sun rises" concert interpreted by the orchestra and choir of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet of Albania, in Tirana, ...



Albania’s president rejects ruling to hold local elections - Federal News NetworkAlbania’s president rejects ruling to hold local elections  Federal News Network

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president criticized election officials Tuesday for ruling in favor of holding municipal elections he tried to cancel, alleging ...



Decoupling North Macedonia and Albania sends dangerous signal - European Western BalkansDecoupling North Macedonia and Albania sends dangerous signal  European Western Balkans

Regional analysts warn that further postponement and possible decoupling of North Macedonia and Albania could cause negative effect on the internal politics ...



Albania's challenge: Rural counties left behind - Aljazeera.comAlbania's challenge: Rural counties left behind  Aljazeera.com

Rural areas near the Montenegro border complain of government neglect - or worse - that makes their survival difficult.



Stephen Harper speaks at conference held at 'cult' Iranian dissident group's Albanian compound - iPolitics.caStephen Harper speaks at conference held at 'cult' Iranian dissident group's Albanian compound  iPolitics.ca

For a second straight year, former prime minister Stephen Harper spoke at a conference organized by the MEK, a controversial Iranian dissident group that his ...



Albania Orthodox Church Condemns 'Sacrilegious' Electioneering in Churches - Balkan InsightAlbania Orthodox Church Condemns 'Sacrilegious' Electioneering in Churches  Balkan Insight

The Orthodox Church has slated Socialist mayoral candidates for conducting election rallies and interviews on church premises, saying they had no permission ...



Highlights of concert on Skanderbeg Square in Tirana, Albania - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaHighlights of concert on Skanderbeg Square in Tirana, Albania - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

A band performs on Skanderbeg Square in Tirana, Albania, July 15, 2019. The concert organized by Digtalb Albania and Top Channel was held on July 15 in ...



Albanian police arrest Russian 'Islamic State fighter' - ReutersAlbanian police arrest Russian 'Islamic State fighter'  Reuters

TIRANA (Reuters) - A Russian national accused of fighting for the Islamic State militant group against Syrian government forces was arrested in Albania and will ...



Protests continue in Albania with calls for election boycott and Prime Minister Rama to go - Euronews EnglishProtests continue in Albania with calls for election boycott and Prime Minister Rama to go  Euronews English

The leader of Albania's ruling left-wing Socialist Party said he was determined the June 30 municipal elections would be held despite opposition unrest since ...



Albania to take over OSCE Chairmanship in 2020, Cakaj presents priorities - European Western BalkansAlbania to take over OSCE Chairmanship in 2020, Cakaj presents priorities  European Western Balkans

VIENNA – “Albania will assume the 2020 OSCE Chairmanship inspired by a sense of responsibility and driven by the determination to contribute to the security ...



Local elections in Albania: Statement by the Spokesperson - Council of EuropeLocal elections in Albania: Statement by the Spokesperson  Council of Europe

We closely follow the situation ahead of the 30 June local elections in Albania, which should be conducted in line with all the relevant international obligations ...



Why Isn't Albania Cashing in on Renewable Energy? - Balkan InsightWhy Isn't Albania Cashing in on Renewable Energy?  Balkan Insight

Few countries in Europe are as suited to renewable power as Albania, despite which powerful interests in the energy sector see renewables solely in terms of ...



Poland Criticizes EU For Postponing Accession Talks With Albania, North Macedonia - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyPoland Criticizes EU For Postponing Accession Talks With Albania, North Macedonia  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Polish President Andrzej Duda has criticized the European Union for delaying accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia and urged the bloc to offer the ...



Opposition mayors in Albania refuse to hand over mandates - bne IntelliNewsOpposition mayors in Albania refuse to hand over mandates  bne IntelliNews

Mayors from the opposition parties in Albanian municipalities do not recognise the results of the recent local election and will not allow newly elected mayors to ...



EU Scrutinises Controversial Albanian Media Legislation - Balkan InsightEU Scrutinises Controversial Albanian Media Legislation  Balkan Insight

The EU ambassador to Tirana said the European Commission is examining legislation backed by Albania's government that would make it possible to impose ...



Albania: Electoral College overturns President's decree on canceling local elections - European Western BalkansAlbania: Electoral College overturns President's decree on canceling local elections  European Western Balkans

TIRANA – The Electoral College ruled on Monday against President Meta's decree to cancel the local elections, due to take place on June 30. According to this ...



Von der Leyen: I will support opening of negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania - European Western BalkansVon der Leyen: I will support opening of negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania  European Western Balkans

BRUSSELS – Candidate for the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has pledged her support to opening of accession negotiations ...



Albania's electoral authority greenlights local polls - FRANCE 24Albania's electoral authority greenlights local polls  FRANCE 24

Tirana (AFP). Albania's top election authority on Monday backed holding local polls this weekend, rejecting an effort by the president to cancel the vote amid a ...



Attorney who fled communist Albania hits back at NYT Opinion video claiming America is 'just OK' - Fox NewsAttorney who fled communist Albania hits back at NYT Opinion video claiming America is 'just OK'  Fox News

An attorney who fled communist Albania has hit back against a recent New York Times opinion team video which claims America is "just OK."



US diplomats warned of repercussions for Albanian opposition if protest violence continues - bne IntelliNewsUS diplomats warned of repercussions for Albanian opposition if protest violence continues  bne IntelliNews

US officials warned the leaders of Albanian opposition parties that any future violence during the anti-government protests that have taken place ...



Something changed this week in Albania - Washington TimesSomething changed this week in Albania  Washington Times

The People's Mujahadeen of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has been demonized for decades, due to an organized, effective disinformation campaign by Iranian intelligence, ...



Media Freedom Organizations Ask Government to Withdraw Proposed 'Censorship Law Package' - Exit - Explain AlbaniaMedia Freedom Organizations Ask Government to Withdraw Proposed 'Censorship Law Package'  Exit - Explain Albania

Ten Albanian media freedom and human rights organisations have called on the Albanian government to withdraw its proposed media bills. Calling them a ...



Albanian election stand-off: Voting and protests - BBC NewsAlbanian election stand-off: Voting and protests  BBC News

Amid an opposition boycott, Some Albanians vote in local polls, others protest.



The house that Hoxha built: dictator's villa to become public space - The GuardianThe house that Hoxha built: dictator's villa to become public space  The Guardian

Enver Hoxha's villa in central Tirana, once sealed off by the Albanian secret *service* and home to party elites, is to be opened to the public.



Albania case raises questions of who runs U.S. foreign policy - Washington TimesAlbania case raises questions of who runs U.S. foreign policy  Washington Times

We have written often about Never Trumpers at the State Department working against the president's agenda in the Balkans, and specifically in Albania.



Albanian Daily News - albaniandailynews.comAlbanian Daily News  albaniandailynews.com

While the expectations and ambitions of the Albanian people remain very high, it is the political atmosphere that is making progress more and more difficult in ...



Why Iran's agents hound political refugees in distant Albania - ArabnewsWhy Iran's agents hound political refugees in distant Albania  Arabnews

ABU DHABI: They are among the most dedicated and formidable opponents of the Tehran regime, but since their move from Iraq to Albania as part of a refugee ...



Albanian justice on pause as judges fall victim to graft probe - CNAAlbanian justice on pause as judges fall victim to graft probe  CNA

Inside the halls of Albania's quiet Supreme Court building, a clock on the wall has stopped.



COMMENT: Albania and North Macedonia's EU bids stymied by French political machinations - bne IntelliNewsCOMMENT: Albania and North Macedonia's EU bids stymied by French political machinations  bne IntelliNews

The bids by Albania and Northern Macedonia to join the EU have been bogged down by France, which is using the desire of some EU members to let the ...



Corruption: Albania on the black list of the Balkan Barometer - Independent Balkan News AgencyCorruption: Albania on the black list of the Balkan Barometer  Independent Balkan News Agency

The latest report issued by Balkan Barometer shows that Albania is once again on the black list as far as the level of corruption in the country is concerned.



Albania's self-consuming corruption is undermining its path to EU accession - Emerging EuropeAlbania's self-consuming corruption is undermining its path to EU accession  Emerging Europe

At a time when Albania was expected to make significant progress in its accession talks with the European Union, some member states are unwilling to support ...



Press freedom in Albania 'deteriorating', observers say - Government EuropaPress freedom in Albania 'deteriorating', observers say  Government Europa

A coalition of organisations advocating for press freedom has raised concerns over the 'deteriorating' state of press freedom in Albania.



Ilir Meta, President of Albania, reveals support for Celtic - The ScotsmanIlir Meta, President of Albania, reveals support for Celtic  The Scotsman

There's never a dull moment in Scottish football, as evidenced by Celtic's latest celebrity endorsement - the President of Albania. Ilir Meta posted a picture on ...



Botched local elections undermine Albania's EU prospects - EURACTIVBotched local elections undermine Albania's EU prospects  EURACTIV

Since February, the political scene of EU hopeful Albania has been in a deep crisis and marred by protests. On Sunday (30 June), the government decided to ...



Authorities in Albania approve anti-libel bill - Independent Balkan News AgencyAuthorities in Albania approve anti-libel bill  Independent Balkan News Agency

Government of Albania has approved the so called anti-libeling bill. According to justice minister, Etilda Gjonaj, who announced the news, this bill aims at ...



Opposition in Albania accuses government of increasing price of fuel - Independent Balkan News AgencyOpposition in Albania accuses government of increasing price of fuel  Independent Balkan News Agency

Opposition in Albania has accused the government today of proposing a new increase on the price of fuel through a tax that the government is planning to ...



Germany urges Albania and North Macedonia join EU - The Local GermanyGermany urges Albania and North Macedonia join EU  The Local Germany

Germany and Poland urged Friday that countries such as Albania and North Macedonia be given the opportunity to join the EU, despite reluctance from France, ...



Albanian man forced to grow cannabis in the UK - CNNAlbanian man forced to grow cannabis in the UK  CNN

An Albanian man living in the UK explains how he was forced into slavery -- kept locked in a house and made to grow cannabis to pay off a debt.



Visit Tirana: House Studio Kadare - Exit - Explain AlbaniaVisit Tirana: House Studio Kadare  Exit - Explain Albania

For literary lovers and history buffs, there is a new attraction for you located in the centre of Tirana. Shtepia Studio Kadare, or the House Studio Kadare was his ...



Albanian deported from US for killing officer in 2015 - Washington PostAlbanian deported from US for killing officer in 2015  Washington Post

Albanian man sentenced for killing a police officer in 2015 deported back home from US.



Albanian tourism company operates charter flights to Sharm, Hurghada - EgypttodayAlbanian tourism company operates charter flights to Sharm, Hurghada  Egypttoday

TIRANA, June 29 (MENA) - One of Albania's mega tourism companies announced on Saturday it will start operating charter flights on weekly basis to the Red ...



Malaj: “Albania's problems can only be solved through discussion” - Tirana TimesMalaj: “Albania's problems can only be solved through discussion”  Tirana Times

TIRANA, July 17 - The Socialist majority in Albania began on Tuesday procedures to dismiss the member of the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania ...



Dh240m infrastructure projects in Albania launched: ADFD - Tirana TimesDh240m infrastructure projects in Albania launched: ADFD  Tirana Times

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, has launched infrastructure projects in Albania valued at AED240 million (US$65 million). A delegation of the fund led ...



Giuliani, Lieberman Attend Iran Cult Event - TPMGiuliani, Lieberman Attend Iran Cult Event  TPM

President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has joined buckraking forces with former Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT), speaking at an event in Albania for ...



EC criticizes Albania for growing number of PPPs - Independent Balkan News AgencyEC criticizes Albania for growing number of PPPs  Independent Balkan News Agency

The European Commission has published the 2019 report on the program of economic reforms (ERP) for Western Balkan countries. In the part on Albania, the ...



Irishman accused of trying to smuggle four Albanians into the UK - The Irish SunIrishman accused of trying to smuggle four Albanians into the UK  The Irish Sun

Edward McDonagh was charged with facilitating a breach of immigration law on arrival at Holyhead ferry port in Wales on Friday.



Court upholds Albanian club’s 10-year UEFA ban for fixing - Washington PostCourt upholds Albanian club’s 10-year UEFA ban for fixing  Washington Post

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld Skenderbeu's 10-year ban from UEFA competitions for widespread fixing of domestic and European matches.



Albanian Orthodox Church bemoans electioneering - La Croix InternationalAlbanian Orthodox Church bemoans electioneering  La Croix International

Albanian Orthodox Church bemoans electioneering. The latest row is over use of Church properties for campaigning, but Church-state relations have been ...



EIF signs Albanian SME loan guarantee agreement - Emerging EuropeEIF signs Albanian SME loan guarantee agreement  Emerging Europe

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Alpha Bank Albania have signed a 25 million-euro agreement for the financing of Albanian SMEs, as part of the EU's ...



Albania’s ruling Socialists win local polls overwhelmingly - Wichita EagleAlbania’s ruling Socialists win local polls overwhelmingly  Wichita Eagle

Preliminary results show that Albania's ruling Socialist Party has won all but two districts in last weekend's municipal elections boycotted by the opposition.



Kosovo warns that it will impose taxes on Albania and North Macedonia - Independent Balkan News AgencyKosovo warns that it will impose taxes on Albania and North Macedonia  Independent Balkan News Agency

In a debate on the effects of the 100% tax hike on Serbia and Bosnia, hosted by Riinvest Institute, Kosovo's minister of Commerce and Industry, Endrit Shala has ...



Albania approves 213.6 mln euro PPP contract for Milot-Balldre motorway - SeeNewsAlbania approves 213.6 mln euro PPP contract for Milot-Balldre motorway  SeeNews

TIRANA (Albania), July 19 (SeeNews) – Albania's parliament said it has approved a public-private partnership (PPP) contract with local company A.N.K. for the ...



French Ambassador Says June 30 Albanian Elections Were 'Curious', Scolds Western Diplomats - TsarizmFrench Ambassador Says June 30 Albanian Elections Were 'Curious', Scolds Western Diplomats  Tsarizm

The French Ambassador to Albania, Christina Vasak, stated that the June 30 elections were “curious local elections”. She added that Albanians' trust in ...



Fath Al Khair begins historic voyage to Greece, Croatia, Albania and Italy - The Peninsula QatarFath Al Khair begins historic voyage to Greece, Croatia, Albania and Italy  The Peninsula Qatar

Traditional Qatari dhow Fath Al Khair began its historic voyage to Europe and North Africa on Wednesday morning with a ceremony held at Babik Port in ...



IFC, EU to help Albania modernise investment policies - SeeNewsIFC, EU to help Albania modernise investment policies  SeeNews

TIRANA (Albania), July 17 (SeeNews) – World Bank group member International Finance Corporation (IFC) said it has signed an agreement with Albania&rs.



Albanian gangsters in the UK 'are flaunting their wealth online in a PR drive - Daily MailAlbanian gangsters in the UK 'are flaunting their wealth online in a PR drive  Daily Mail

The defiant video offers a shocking insight into the Albanian mafia in the UK. It was until recently shrouded in secrecy but now it is exploiting online PR to recruit ...



Dutch "invasion" of Albania in 2019 due to RES - Independent Balkan News AgencyDutch "invasion" of Albania in 2019 due to RES  Independent Balkan News Agency

The Netherlands are in first place with regards to foreign direct investments in Albania in the first quarter of this year, according to data regarding the foreign ...



Trump set to appoint Guamanian as ambassador to Albania; Academy graduate also proud to be 'Guam's ambassador to the world' - Pacific News CenterTrump set to appoint Guamanian as ambassador to Albania; Academy graduate also proud to be 'Guam's ambassador to the world'  Pacific News Center

President Donald Trump announced on Saturday his intent to appoint a woman from Guam, Yuri Kim, to be ambassador to the Republic of Albania.



Welcome To Theth! - Exit - Explain AlbaniaWelcome To Theth!  Exit - Explain Albania

North to south, east to west, the Albanian landscape is punctuated by vertiginous mountain ranges that frame almost every horizon, rising up from the plains like ...



Albanian Politicians Openly Express Support For MEK Against Iranian Subterfuge - TsarizmAlbanian Politicians Openly Express Support For MEK Against Iranian Subterfuge  Tsarizm

Albanian officials confirmed support for the People's Mujahadeen of Iran, the main Iranian resistance group hosted by the tiny Balkan country, at the 2019 ...



Government Empties National Theatre in Preparation for Demolition - Exit - Explain AlbaniaGovernment Empties National Theatre in Preparation for Demolition  Exit - Explain Albania

The Ministry of Culture has started the removal of contents from the National Theatre, suggesting that the government is preparing to move ahead with its ...



USL: Jamaica's Brian Brown transferred to Albanian club - Pro Soccer USAUSL: Jamaica's Brian Brown transferred to Albanian club  Pro Soccer USA

Brown is coming off playing in the Gold Cup with the Reggae Boyz. He was leading Reno in scoring with eight goals and five assists so far this season.



Albanian Delegation visits Staunton - WHSVAlbanian Delegation visits Staunton  WHSV

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) — The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton hosted a few special guests on June 28 at 10 a.m. ...



Live Stream: World Dignitaries Gather For #FreeIran Rally Camp Ashraf Albania - TsarizmLive Stream: World Dignitaries Gather For #FreeIran Rally Camp Ashraf Albania  Tsarizm

International conference on Iran in Ashraf 3, Albania: "120 years of struggle of the Iranian people for freedom"#FreeIran #IStandWithMaryamRajavi https://t.co/ ...



90,000 people say Albanian teen dumped near Bristol should stay in city - Bristol Post90,000 people say Albanian teen dumped near Bristol should stay in city  Bristol Post

"It has really helped Stiven to know he has such amazing support"