Over 60 percent of Albanians distrust ongoing justice reform

Over 60 percent of Albanians distrust ongoing justice reform

TIRANA, April 10 – A recent survey conducted by the Albanian Helsinki Committee and the Open Society Foundation, where 416 citizens from the entire country were interviewed, found that 63 percent of Albanians do not believe in the ongoing justice

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Albanian journalist responds to PM Rama with countersuit over media freedom

Albanian journalist responds to PM Rama with countersuit over media freedom

TIRANA, April 10 – After Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama demanded 8,000 euros as compensation for alleged defamation against Albanian journalist Ylli Rakipi, the latter initiated a counter-suit on Tuesday, saying Rama should pay him double the amount. Rama’s suit

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Three heads of prosecutions dismissed under vetting process

Three heads of prosecutions dismissed under vetting process

TIRANA, April 10 – The head of the Serious Crimes Appeal Fehmi Petku, head of the Durres Serious Crimes Appeals Ferdinand Elezi and Head of Saranda’s Prosecution Office Edison Ademi were dismissed from duty by the Independent Qualification Commission under

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Palmer urges opposition to join upcoming local elections during Tirana visit

Palmer urges opposition to join upcoming local elections during Tirana visit

TIRANA, April 9 – Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe Matthew Palmer kicked off his visit to Tirana on Monday with a long meeting with Prime Minister Edi Rama, during a time of unprecedented political crisis, when the opposition

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Int’l airport under attack, national security questioned

Int’l airport under attack, national security questioned

TIRANA, April 10 – Close to €10 million were allegedly stolen during an armed robbery on Tuesday at the National “Mother Teresa” Airport (Rinas), in the outskirts of Tirana. According to media reports, everything happened very fast, as three people

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Kosovo tax causes Serbia to lose over 100 million euros

Kosovo tax causes Serbia to lose over 100 million euros

TIRANA, Apr. 9- In retaliation of Serbia’s efforts in blocking the recognition of Kosovo’s independence and its membership in key international organizations, the Albanian ethnic country decided to impose a 100 percent tax tariff for goods imported from Serbia and

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MoI says FRONTEX is vital in controlling refugee flow at Albanian-Greek border

MoI says FRONTEX is vital in controlling refugee flow at Albanian-Greek border

TIRANA, April 9 – Albanian Interior Minister Sander Lleshaj said on Monday Albania cannot manage the potential refugee flux making its way through the country on its own. Lleshaj said during a conference with Czech counterpart Jan Hamáček that there

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International Roma Day: Roma Artists Call for More Inclusion

International Roma Day: Roma Artists Call for More Inclusion

TIRANA – Roma artists have opened an exhibition displaying a limited edition of a number of multidisciplinary art works featuring Roma history, culture and associated political movements to mark the International Roma Day. Through these art works, Roma artists called

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Italian Ambassador: “Majority should take a step back, crisis could affect EU future”

Italian Ambassador: “Majority should take a step back, crisis could affect EU future”

TIRANA, April 9 – Italian Ambassador to Tirana Alberto Cuttillo said on Monday concerning the country’s deadlock that the governing Socialist majority should take a step backwards, as the crisis could potentially affect Brussels’ decision to open accession negotiations with

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Serbia’s ‘Greater Albania’ project

Serbia’s ‘Greater Albania’ project

By Janusz Bugajski Serbia’s government may be planning to eliminate Kosova statehood by supporting a “Greater Albanian” project. Since the break-up of Yugoslavia, officials in Belgrade have toyed with various solutions that would permanently settle relations between Serbs and Albanians and

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