Prosecution to initiate investigation into new Shkodra mayor’s past

Prosecution to initiate investigation into new Shkodra mayor’s past

TIRANA, Aug. 6 – The prosecution launched on Tuesday an investigation into the past of the newly elected mayor of Shkodra, Valdrin Pjetri. The prosecution’s ruling comes after the Democratic Party’s denunciation that Pjetri may have been convicted in Italy

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Marijuana cultivation in Albanian South is increasing

Marijuana cultivation in Albanian South is increasing

TIRANA, Aug. 5 – Police operations in Gjirokastra are discovering new sites planted with narcotic plants in southern Albania.  Within a week of controls, police have announced three new narcotics cases as cultivation has affected areas of the border with

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Kosovo worries over Russian-backed Serbian militarization

Kosovo worries over Russian-backed Serbian militarization

TIRANA, Aug. 6 – Kosovar authorities warned that equipping Serbia with Russian weapons presents threatening messages from the Serbian state to Kosovo, while urging Belgrade to put an end to alleged threats. Reactions followed a visit by Serbian Army Chief

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Hungary or Slovenia – Who will give the next enlargement Commissioner?

Hungary or Slovenia – Who will give the next enlargement Commissioner?

By Emina Muminović With only a month left for the nomination of candidates for the next European Commission, two countries have expressed their interest for their candidate to be in charge of the enlargement portfolio. While both are strong supporters of

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Race for High Inspector of Justice and Constitutional Court at risk

Race for High Inspector of Justice and Constitutional Court at risk

TIRANA, Aug. 4 – The Justice Appointments Council (KED) decided on Friday to allow the nomination of Eris Hysi as a candidate for High Inspector of Justice (ILD) and to ban Klodian Rado’s nomination for the same post, after considering

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Because of all the trees, I couldn’t see the forest

Because of all the trees, I couldn’t see the forest

By Sidonja Manushi It is a well known fact that war tactics perfectly work in politics too, and the good old “divide and conquer” must be a favorite of Albanian politicians. As actions to demolish the capital’s National Theatre are

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Japan State Minister for Environment visits Divjake National Park

Japan State Minister for Environment visits Divjake National Park

TIRANA, July 28 – On July 25 the State Minister for the Environment of Japan, as well as Secretary General of Japan-Albania Parliamentary Friendship Association, H.E. Mr. Minoru Kiuchi, visited the National Park of Divjake Karavasta. The purpose of this

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President: “June 30 elections are illegitimate”

President: “June 30 elections are illegitimate”

TIRANA, Aug. 1 – Albanian President Ilir Meta said on Thursday during a press conference that no one should expect the Constitutional Court legitimizing the June 30 local elections once it becomes functional, with the presidential decrees being in place. 

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