EU appoints Miroslav Lajčák as Special Representative for Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue

EU appoints Miroslav Lajčák as Special Representative for Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue

TIRANA, April 3 – The European Council officially appointed Slovak diplomat Miroslav Lajčák on Friday as its Special Representative for talks between Pristina and Belgrade as well as other Western Balkan issues. In a press release, the European Council stated

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UPDATE: COVID-19 claims 17th victim in Albania

UPDATE: COVID-19 claims 17th victim in Albania

TIRANA, April 3 – A 75-year-old man infected with Covid-19 died on Friday, bringing the death toll to 17 victims in Albania. According to the Ministry of Health, the man was admitted to the hospital in critical condition and suffered

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Coronavirus, gov’t gradually easing restriction measures

Coronavirus, gov’t gradually easing restriction measures

TIRANA, April 2 – The Albanian government is gradually beginning to ease the COVID-19 measures, as work on building sites in some rural areas of Albania will resume, provided that the safety distance between employees is respected. Prime Minister Edi

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277 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 16 victims

277 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 16 victims

TIRANA, April 2 – A 78-year-old man from Durres who tested positive for the coronavirus died on Thursday in Albania, bringing the number of victims to 16. According to the Public Health Institute, he had been intubated for 3 days

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EU Delegation and U.S. Embassy praise Albanian gov’t for repatriation of citizens

EU Delegation and U.S. Embassy praise Albanian gov’t for repatriation of citizens

TIRANA, April 1 – The repatriation of citizens by the Albanian government was praised by the European Union’s Ambassador to Albania, Luigi Soreca and the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, after over 70 EU citizens and 64 U.S. citizens flew home

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Kosovo lifts all tariffs on Serbian imports

Kosovo lifts all tariffs on Serbian imports

TIRANA, April 1 – Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti lifted all tariffs on imports from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday, while introducing reciprocity measures toward Serbia. “This decision remains in force until June 15, during which we will

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259 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 15 victims

259 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 15 victims

TIRANA, April 1 – Sixteen new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours in Albania, bringing the total number of infected people to 259. So far, tests have been conducted on 1823 people. Out of the total 79

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Presidential Building lights up with colors of Italian flag

Presidential Building lights up with colors of Italian flag

TIRANA, March 31 – The Presidential Office Building in Tirana lit up with the colors of the Italian Tricolore flag in a gesture of solidarity, as the country is struggling to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. President of Albania Ilir Meta

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UPDATE: COVID-19 claims two more victims in Albania

UPDATE: COVID-19 claims two more victims in Albania

TIRANA, March 31 – Two coronavirus patients died in the last two hours in Albania, bringing the death toll to 15. The first victim, a 77-year-old man from Kavaja, was being treated at the Infectious Diseases Hospital for two weeks

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Special Investigation Committee postpones sacking proceedings against President

Special Investigation Committee postpones sacking proceedings against President

TIRANA, March 31 – The Special Investigation parliamentary Commission has once again postponed the impeachment proceedings against President of Albania Ilir Meta until July 31, after convening on Tuesday. The meeting, led by Ulsi Manja, was held online due to

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