President: “June 30 elections were anti-constitutional”

President: “June 30 elections were anti-constitutional”

TIRANA, Aug. 30 – In an interview for the Italian newspaper Il Giornale, Albanian President Ilir Meta said once more that June 30 local elections were anti-constitutional and illegal, and that only the currently dysfunctional Constitutional Court could cancel out

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Debated memorial dedicated to Turkey’s failed coup damaged in Tirana

Debated memorial dedicated to Turkey’s failed coup damaged in Tirana

TIRANA, Aug. 30 – A memorial dedicated to the victims of the failed coup d’etat in Turkey on July 15, 2016, located in the area of ​​the Great Lake Park in Tirana, was damaged on Friday in the early hours “by unidentified persons”,

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“September 1939 – Poland caught in War with the svastika and the hammer and sickle”

“September 1939 – Poland caught in War with the svastika and the hammer and sickle”

By Karol Bachura* World War II, the bloodiest world war, which the humanity has ever known, started in September 1939 with the German (Sept. 1) and Soviet (Sept. 17) invasion of Poland. The Poles were not assisted and were therefore

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Former EP member says N. Macedonia will receive accession date before Albania

Former EP member says N. Macedonia will receive accession date before Albania

TIRANA, Aug. 28 – Former member of the European Parliament Eduard Kukan said on Wednesday North Macedonia could receive a date for the start of negotiations in the fall, while this scenario is less realistic for Albania. When it comes

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Opposition publishes documents alleging Socialist Vora mayor’s criminal past

Opposition publishes documents alleging Socialist Vora mayor’s criminal past

TIRANA, Aug. 27 – Albania’s opposition Democratic Party released on Monday several documents by Greek authorities, according to which the new Vora Mayor Agim Kajmaku was arrested in Greece under the name of Jorgo Toto for counterfeiting coins and after

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Investigation into alleged 2016 elections’ manipulation cause debate in Albania

Investigation into alleged 2016 elections’ manipulation cause debate in Albania

TIRANA, Aug. 24 – Investigations into allegations of fraud and vote buying during the local elections in Diber in 2016 have come back into the spotlight following a decision to transfer the file from the Serious Crimes Prosecution to the

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New Shkodra City Council established amid tension and protests

New Shkodra City Council established amid tension and protests

TIRANA, Aug. 20 – The establishment of the new Shkodra City Council took place under tense conditions on Monday.  Hundreds of opposition supporters protested with calls against the government and Prime Minister Edi Rama, attempting to break the police line

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New German Ambassador takes office

New German Ambassador takes office

TIRANA, Aug. 20 – Albanian President Ilir Meta received the Letters of Accreditation from the new Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Albania Peter Zingraf. Meta praised the excellent relations between the two countries and expressed deep appreciation

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President: “Gov’t uses parliament to hide its illegal acts”

President: “Gov’t uses parliament to hide its illegal acts”

TIRANA, Aug. 19 – Albanian President Ilir Meta said this week during an interview for RTV21 the parliament is used to hide the government’s illegal acts.  According to Meta, the “parliament is merely used to cover the illegality of government

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Albania, the controversial media law

Albania, the controversial media law

By Matteo Trevisan  According to the main advocacy organisations, the reform – promoted by Prime Minister Edi Rama since October 2018 to counter the spread of fake news – would include a series of alarming provisions that could jeopardise not

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