A micro-tunnel has been put into construction in Skrapar District in south central Albania, which will promote the construction of an intercontinental gas pipeline, said Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG Company established for the project on Thursday. The plan aims to build an 878-km-long natural gas pipeline across Albania, which connects to the gas network in So […]
European Electric Metals Inc. is pleased to report that it has commenced drilling at its Rehova copper project, located in Albania. The initial drill program will consist of approximately 1500 meters within the two known historical deposit areas, Bregu i Geshtenjes and Rehove-Kanisqel to confirm historic drill intercepts and to test induced polarization anom […]
Family of Alfred Ismaili, Albanian crewman who died in an accident on board a cargo ship in King's Lynn, tell of their anguish He was just a simple seafarer trying to provide for his family, when he died 1,600 miles from them. Today the family of a 32-year-old crewman killed in an accident on board a cargo ship told of their anguish at being unable to f […]
Police in Albania say they have arrested a 25-year-old citizen who is accused of being part of a cybercrime organization that U.S. authorities allege cost consumers and businesses more than half a billion dollars. A statement issued Monday said Aldo Ymeraj was arrested in the Albanian capital, Tirana, on an international warrant from the United States.
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In this Nov. 12, 2016 file photo, Albanian police prepare for a World Cup 2018 qualifying soccer match against Israel under tight security measures in Elbasan, 50 kilometers south of the capital, Tirana. Albania's government is looking to clear out the bad apples among its police force and approved a draft law on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, to vet Albania […]
T IRAN A, Feb. 5 -- The Albanian government signed Monday an agreement with a local company to build Arber Road, a highway which will link Albanian capital Tirana to the northeastern region of Dibra and Macedonia. This is a 298-million-U.S.-dollar project and it is seen as a major public works infrastructure project.
The Albanian government picked a local company on Monday for a 240 million euro project to build a road linking the capital to the region of Diber on the Macedonian border. Prime Minister Edi Rama's government talked for more than three years with China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd. about building the road, but switched to negotiating […]
Albania says heavy rains all over the Adriatic country have flooded riverbanks and led to the death of an energy worker. Many roads have been temporarily blocked by water or mudslides, ports were temporarily closed and hundreds of army and police forces have been sent into threatened areas.
Crash between Amtrak passenger train and a freight train in South Carolina leaves at least 2 dead, more than 50 injured. Crash between Amtrak passenger train and a freight train in South Carolina leaves at least 2 dead, more than 50 injured.
The number of visitors to Albanian archaeological parks, museums and historic and cultural heritage sites in 2017 recorded a growth of around 22 percent compared with 2016, the National Institute of Statistics said on Saturday. Statistics showed that archaeological parks were most-visited destinations in 2017, attracting more than 261,000 visitors, up by 13 […]
The six Greek soldiers buried under the Brigo family's olive trees near Himare, a town in southern Albania, have a shrine marking their resting place. Scattered in the nearby valleys, however, others don't.
An Albanian man carrying his belongings on a bicycle passes by a convoy of police vehicles near the main square in Albania, Tirana, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, where Albania's opposition is to hold an anti-government protest. The protest is accusing the Cabinet of links to organized crime and calling for its resignation.
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The Rreshen-Kalimash Highway Albania will seek a new €250 million commercial loan to finance the construction of a highway connecting its Adriatic coastline with newly independent Kosovo, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday . The170-kilometre highway, which will link the port of Durres with Albanian-majority Kosovo, is the country’s biggest public works […]
A controversy tied to a massive road project deals a blow to Prime Minister Berisha’s promise to rid Albania of endemic corruption The road linking Albania and Kosovo stretches 234 kilometers, a mountainous, pot-holed coil connecting two of Europe’s poorest countries. The drive normally takes about seven hours, with the speedometer rarely topping 40. “During […]
Tirana. Albania passed a law that envisages dismissal of former secret agents from public and high-ranking posts, media report. The new act was approved with 72 votes. 63 of Albanian MPs voted against it, while only one abstained. According to Prime Minister Sali Berisa, Albania must “take the shame out of the communism”. The new […]
TIRANA, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) — The Albanian parliament adopted on Monday a law banning from public service the people who served in the country’s secret police before 1990. Lawmakers in the country’s 140-seat assembly voted with 74 for it, 2 against. One abstained and the rest 63 boycotted the vote. The law bans from public […]
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania on Monday passed a law removing from public posts people linked with the feared former Communist secret police, despite criticism from opposition parties and concerns within the international community. Lawmakers voted 74-2 for the law, while one abstained. The remaining 63 deputies in the 140-seat Parliament boycotted the vote […]
ALBANIA’S parliament voted on Monday to open secret communist-era files to screen candidates for office, but the opposition and judges saw it as a manoeuvre to sideline rivals rather than cleanse society of guilt. The law was approved only with votes of the Democratic Party of Prime Minister Sali Berisha and its allies after they […]
Right after winning the 47th edition of Festivali I Kenges thus being named as the 2009 Albanian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest, sixteen year old Kejsi Tola spoke to Shekulli about herself, her song and her plans for Moscow. Me merr ne enderr, the 2009 Albanian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest will be […]
Europe’s main security and democracy forum urged Albania’s political parties on Monday to improve a disputed new electoral code that has prompted 10 members of parliament to go on hunger strike. Sitting in the debating chamber under a banner declaring “votes are sacred”, the MPs entered the seventh day of their fast as police manned […]
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) told Albania on Tuesday it should strengthen economic fundamentals since its economy could not be completely immune to the global crisis that was slowing growth worldwide. Gerwin Bell, the IMF mission chief, said the Balkan state’s limited integration in global markets was an important buffer but its exports were expecte […]
Tuesday, 18 November 2008 Albania supports the decision of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo to reject the six-point plan, said Albania’s Foreign Minister Lulzim Basha during a statement for the Albanian media in Tirana. Foreign Minister of Albania Lulzim Basha said that Tirana is carefully following with serious concern the latest developments in […] […]