Corrupted policemen arrested in Korca

KORCA, Jan. 13 – Police said Saturday they had arrested Pal Prenga, 45, who worked as a police officer at the Korca district court, for being corrupted. He had pledged to release a person from arrest and get paid $10,000.

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Berisha signs a ten-party coalition, opposition still in talks

TIRANA, Jan. 17 – The governing Democratic Party of Sali Berisha on Wednesday signed a coalition with nine other smaller parties for the Feb.18 local elections which they called Big Alliance. The ten-party coalition is made up of the Democratic

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Police stops drug dealers at elementary, high schools

TIRANA, Jan. 13 – Police said they had increased surveillance and arrest of persons distributing drugs at the elementary and high schools in Tirana. Police reported the arrest of three persons found with 1.55 kilograms of marijuana trying to be

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School of Political Studies of the Council of Europe to be opened soon in Albania

TIRANA, Jan. 15 – The Council of Europe will soon open a School of Political Studies in Albania, the institution reported. Following a consultation with local partners in Albania, the foundation meeting for an Albanian School of Political Studies took

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Police celebrate 94th Anniversary

TIRANA, Jan. 13 – Police celebrated Saturday the 94th anniversary of their force. The ceremony, held at the National Theatre building, saw the presence of all vice ministers and international experts of the missions assisting the country's police. Minister Sokol

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Mustafaj meets German ambassador

TIRANA, Jan. 18 – Foreign Minister Besnik Mustafaj met Thursday German ambassador to Tirana Hans Peter Annen to know the European Union agenda for the next six months. Germany leads the EU rotating presidency during the first half this year.

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Albania, Montenegro to build a joint border crossing point

TIRANA, Jan. 17 – Albania and Montenegro signed Wednesday an agreement to build a joint border crossing point in Muriqan-Sukobine. The signing ceremony was held in Ulqin, in Montenegro. Such a crossing point is the first of its kind in

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Maltese helps broker Albania electoral deal

TIRANA, Jan. 15 – A Maltese was a key player in resolving the political deadlock in Albania, according to the Timesofmalta.com. It said that the deal in Albania was reached following intense diplomatic intervention by a Council of Europe (CoE)

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Crisis over, polls ahead

TIRANA, Jan. 14 – Following a threatening political crisis which caused great concern in the international community as well, Albanian President Alfred Moisiu set Feb.18 as the new date for local elections following a political deal on the electoral reform

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Albania, Britain sign military cooperation agreement

TIRANA, Jan. 12 – Albania and Britain signed last week Friday a memorandum of understanding between the two defense institutions about the map cooperation exchange of geographic materials and also further cooperation between the two marine forces. The agreement was

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