15 new COVID-19 cases in Albania, 79% recovered

15 new COVID-19 cases in Albania, 79% recovered

TIRANA, May 20 – Fifteen new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected patients to 964 in Albania. This is a significant increase compared to the past days, which saw the lowest

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U.S. Ambassador discusses electoral reform with Prime Minister

U.S. Ambassador discusses electoral reform with Prime Minister

TIRANA, May 20 – US Ambassador to Tirana Yuri Kim met with Prime Minister Edi Rama on Tuesday to discuss recent events and the progress of the electoral reform. According to a statement from the embassy on Twitter, the Ambassador

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EU Negotiation Frameworks to be ready by June

EU Negotiation Frameworks to be ready by June

May 19 – European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi announced on Tuesday that negotiating frameworks for Albania and North Macedonia will come in June, while the annual reports are due in the autumn. The aim of this delay is to make more time

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President Meta calls for int'l investigation into demolition of Theatre

President Meta calls for int'l investigation into demolition of Theatre

TIRANA, May 19 – President Ilir Meta has called for an international investigation into what he called "the unconstitutional, illegal and the most anti-European way of destroying the National Theater." He announced prior to Monday's protest that he is ready

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Lori Amy: Demolition of the Theatre, a continuation of communism crimes

Lori Amy: Demolition of the Theatre, a continuation of communism crimes

TIRANA, May 19 – American researcher of cultural heritage, Lori Amy, said that the demolition of the Albanian National Theatre is a continuation of the crimes of communism, but with a different name. In an interview with VOA, Amy said

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Only 1 new COVID-19 case in Albania

Only 1 new COVID-19 case in Albania

TIRANA, May 19 – Only one new coronavirus case was confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected patients to 949 in Albania. This marks the lowest number of cases since the outbreak of the pandemic

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Citizens gather in protest against demolition of National Theatre

Citizens gather in protest against demolition of National Theatre

TIRANA, May 18 – Hundreds of citizens gathered on Monday afternoon in front of the ruins of the now-demolished National Theater, as part of the protest organized by the Alliance for the Protection of Theater. A day after authorities demolished

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EPP's Donald Tusk condemns demolition of National Theatre

EPP's Donald Tusk condemns demolition of National Theatre

TIRANA, May 19 – President of the European People's Party (EPP) Donald Tusk condemned the demolition of National Theatre in Tirana, which took place on Sunday, as well as use of violence against protesters. "I condemn the demolition of the

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National Theatre could not have been reconstructed, Tirana Mayor says

National Theatre could not have been reconstructed, Tirana Mayor says

TIRANA, May 18 – Mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj explained on Monday that the demolition of the National Theatre was necessary as its reconstruction was not possible. Veliaj presented the future project of the New Theater, insisting that there was

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Coronavirus, only 2 new cases in 24 hours in Albania

Coronavirus, only 2 new cases in 24 hours in Albania

TIRANA, May 18 – Only two new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected patients to 948 in Albania. This marks the lowest number of cases since the outbreak of the pandemic

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