The Dutch parliament blocked on Thursday the opening of EU accession negotiations with Albania, Beta agency is reporting, citing EURACTIVE.com. The Netherlands made the move ahead of an EU summit on June 28-29 June that should decide on opening negotiations with Skopje and Tirana.
A total of 9,477 new businesses were registered during in Albania in the first five months of 2018, Albanian General Directorate of Taxation informed on Sunday. According to the data, most of the businesses are concentrated in the capital city of Tirana, where only in the first quarter of the year there were 2,532 registered businesses in the National Center […]
Albanian who sneaked into the UK on the back of a lorry and conned his way into top job with police by claiming to be a Kosovar refugee is tracked down to his seaside resort bolthole Now the Mail has tracked down the ex-Scotland Yard and Serious Organised Crime Agency intelligence officer to his bolthole in resort of Vlore, Albania Having hoodwinked the auth […]
Road infrastructure improvement in rural areas in Albania brings growth and diversification of agricultural production, increases revenues and improves life quality, said a study on the impact of rural roads in Albania conducted by the Albanian Development Fund with the support of the World Bank. According to the study titled "Socioeconomic impact of se […]
MediaCentral, Maestro graphics solutions and Avid NEXIS are part of a new installation for the channel's state-of-the-art, 24/7 news production , the leading technology provider of software tools and platforms that power the media and entertainment industry, today announced that Gener 2, one of the largest construction and civil engineering companies in […]
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On 8 June 2018, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG marked the successful installation of all three turbo compressors at its compressor station in Fier, Albania, said a message from TAP AG consortium. The turbo compressors are effectively the "beating heart" of the compressor station and will play a key role in ensuring gas transportation through the pi […]
A total of 1,031 citizens are at risk of remain stateless in Albania because of the difficulties they have in proving citizenship, Albanian minister of state for diaspora, Pandeli Majko said Friday during the presentation of the report "Mapping the population at risk of statelessness in Albania." "Statelessness is a threat that requires inter- […]
TIRANA: Numbers of migrants trying to reach Western Europe via Albania have leapt this year, with people smugglers opening a new Balkan route for those fleeing conflict or poverty in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Migrants gathered outside the Asylum Seekers Centre in Tirana told Reuters how they wanted to find work in a variety of European Union co […]
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized $58,000 in cash from a piece of luggage carried by Rustem Kazazi, a 64-year-old resident of Parma Heights, as he embarked on a trip to his native Albania in October. Transportation Security Administration representatives discovered the money as he made his way through Cleveland Hopkins International Airport an […]
Authorities in Spain say three migrants have been hospitalized after hundreds tried to jump the fences separating Morocco from the Spanish territory of Ceuta, in northern Africa. The Civil Guard said it had frustrated the early Wednesday morning attempt to cross by around 150 people, most of them Sub-Saharan Africans, while Moroccan authorities stopped an ad […]
Albanian police say they have arrested two people accused of supplying fake documents to help people enter Britain, Germany and other Western European countries illegally. A statement Wednesday said authorities found at their raided homes 16 counterfeit passports and many documents in Albanian and German.
And now Rita Ora , 27, continued to wow the crowds as she stepped out in Albania in striking semi-sheer look on Sunday. The British-Kosovan star slipped into a head-turning yellow one-piece which accentuated her hourglass curves to perfection for the thrilling occasion in the country's capital Tirana.
A short hike from the fishing village of Brijesta, where the Croatian mainland's rocky coastline across the bay melts into the Adriatic, a four-story concrete pier scrapes the blue horizon. The hulking eyesore is part of an abandoned bridge project, an ever-present reminder of how the forces of history and squabbling politicians failed a region of about […]
His Majesty King Abdullah will next week pay a working visit to the Albanian capital of Tirana to participate in an international meeting as part of the "Aqaba Meetings" to follow up on the international efforts in the war on terror, according to a Royal Court statement. The meeting, which will be held for the first time outside Jordan, will discus […]
A 64-year-old Cleveland, Ohio, man is suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection after agents strip-searched him at an airport in October and took more than $58,000 in cash from him without charging him with any crime, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week in Ohio.
Albanian protesters shout anti-government slogans during a protest in front of the government building in Tirana, Albania, 26 May 2018. Opposition demands the resignation of the Albanian Interior Minister whose brother is suspected of drug smuggling.
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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 […] […]