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Police seizes wealth of six Shkodra citizens under Operation Force of Law amendments

TIRANA, Feb. 5 – Apartments, service units, land areas and various vehicles belonging to six people in the city of Shkodra were seized on Wednesday, by order of the Police Director Ardi Veliu using a point of the newly approved

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Defamation lawsuits have increased in backdrop of govt’s pending anti-libel package

Defamation lawsuits have increased in backdrop of govt’s pending anti-libel package

TIRANA, Feb. 2 – The heated debate in the country over the government's anti-defamation package that has been criticized by the community of journalists and international institutions has continued, as well as a massive wave of defamation and damages lawsuits

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Coast guard rescues 18 migrants on Vlora coast, arresting motorboat driver

Coast guard rescues 18 migrants on Vlora coast, arresting motorboat driver

TIRANA, Feb. 2 – The Albanian and Italian coastguards rescued 18 migrants on Saturday morning and arrested the person driving the motorboat after the latter issued a bad weather alert offshore. Local police sources reported the small motorboat put anchor

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Swedish Ambassador: “Albanians’ drive is an asset towards EU accession”

Swedish Ambassador: “Albanians’ drive is an asset towards EU accession”

By Sidonja Manushi   Located at Tirana’s Student City, the Swedish Embassy would stand inconspicuous amid the area’s similar two or three storey vilas if it wasn’t for the blue and yellow flag hanging at its entrance.   Officially established

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Call for Applications: Grants for production of video content “Video Plus”

Call for Applications: Grants for production of video content “Video Plus”

Internews is launching a new call for grants “Video Plus” as part of the project “Strengthening Independent Media in Europe and Eurasia,” a regional media support initiative in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Caucasus that aims to increase citizens’

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Country at low-risk from Chinese virus, gov’t still calls emergency measures

Country at low-risk from Chinese virus, gov’t still calls emergency measures

TIRANA, Jan. 27 – The most recent Coronavirus, known as the China virus, that has killed approximately 25 people so far, has reportedly not touched Albania, although measures are being taken as it continues to spread alarmingly. The virus is,

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EC President: “No unanimity among member states on opening negotiations”

EC President: “No unanimity among member states on opening negotiations”

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – European Council President Charles Michel in a joint press statement with Prime Minister Edi Rama said there is still no unanimity among EU member states countries on whether Albania should open accession negotiations with the union.

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SPAK begins investigations on alleged Bulqiza mayor’s cocaine snorting video

SPAK begins investigations on alleged Bulqiza mayor’s cocaine snorting video

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office launched on Friday an investigation into Bulqiza's Mayor Lefter Alla, after ABC News Television posted a video in which, according to the journalist Artan Hoxha he appeared to be snorting cocaine.

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The Truth that Must not Die

The Truth that Must not Die

The President of Poland on the 75th Anniversary of Liberation of the Nazi German Death Camp KL Auschwitz   On January 27, 1945, Soviet soldiers liberated the German Nazi death camp KL Auschwitz. What they found there continues to sow terror

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Ministry of Education closes Iran-backed capital school

Ministry of Education closes Iran-backed capital school

TIRANA, Jan. 23 – The Ministry of Education has closed the Saadi School, which was reportedly funded by Iran and has been operating in Tirana for several years.  This ruling was issued by Education Minister Besa Shahini.  The decision does

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