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Tirana. The spokesperson of the Central elections Commission (CEC), Drilona Hoxhaj stated during a press conference that the process of vote counting has started, quoted by Albanian Daily News. CEC made public that 46.55 percent of voting centers have ...
Tirana, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Muslims across Albania celebrate Sunday the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, or the month of fasting, prayers and reading of Qur'an.
Tirana, Albania (AP) - Albanians were voting Sunday in a general election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to look past their bitter differences and back efforts for Albania to eventually join the ...
Albania Awaits General elections Results. As the ballots start to be counted around midnight, preliminary results from the Albanian general elections are set to be released early Monday morning. Fatjona Mejdini. BIRN. Tirana ...
Albanian youth holding a national Albanian flag rides his bike in the main square "Skenderbeg" one day ahead of the upcoming general election in capital Tirana, Albania, on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Albania holds parliamentary elections Sunday, in a ...
Tirana, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Albania's Energy Power Distribution Operator (OSHEE) Friday announced it had launched procedures to import 285,000 megawatt of electricity for the period from June 28 to July 31.
But Albania's tourism potential is under-exploited owing to limited accommodation options, poor infrastructure and an insufficient road network in mountainous regions.
On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Albania's Top Channel broadcaster that Ankara is opposed to the "Greater Albania" ideology, which seeks to unite ethnic Albanians living in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia into a single state.
The impoverishment inflicted by Europe's harshest communist regime left Albania an easy prey for drug gangs. 21 June 2017.
Uganda Cranes striker Yunus Sentamu, 22, has completed a transfer from Finnish side FC Ilves to Albanian first division outfit, KF Tirana.
As a result of the June 11 elections, the most votes were received by the Albin Kurti movement "Self-Determination" advocates the full integration of the "country" into Albania. The "military coalition" led by terrorist Ramush Haradinai received only ...
Turkey's president says "the ideas of some about the unification of Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo into a Greater Albania" are "bad, and unacceptable to Turkey ...
terrorist group can pose huge risk if Albanian students continue to go to FETO-linked schools, Turkish president warns - Anadolu Agency.
Tirana, Albania - The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Parliamentary Assembly is joining the international observers' group that will monitor Albania's parliamentary election Sunday. A statement Tuesday said 45 observers from 18 ...
As Albania gears up for elections, one huge challenge facing the Balkan country has been low on the campaign agendas: the scourge of its cannabis fields, ...
Tirana (Albania), June 19 (SeeNews) - Albania's trade deficit in the five months through May dropped 4.1% year-on-year, reaching 127 billion leks ($1.07 billion/954.6 million Euro), the statistical office, INSTAT, said on Monday.
Sustained heavy rainfalls starting on 7 November 2016 have caused recurrent flooding on the Drini, Mat and Vjosa rivers in Albania. The most affected areas were Fushe-Kruja, Tirana, Lezha, Shkodra, Shijak, Mat, Dibra, and later Elbasani, Berat ...
Tirana, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Less than one week before the June 25 general elections, the business community in Albania has requested the Albanian political parties to consider the reviewing of several taxes which are currently being applied in the ...
Tirana, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Albania's trade deficit in the five months of this year registered a decline of 4.1 percent year-on-year, totaling at 127 billion lek (1.07 billion U.S.
An official source at the Department of Consular Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Ministry said that the Albanian government recently issued a decree allowing citizens of the State of Qatar to enter the Republic of Albania during the summer season ...
Tirana, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Albanian parliament approved in an extraordinary plenary session the members of the institutions that will conduct the vetting of Albanian judges and prosecutors, local media reported Sunday. With 100 votes pro, 2 votes ...
Former Gor Mahia coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira (Ze Maria) has been unveiled as the new coach of KF Tirana. The Brazilian, who quit K'Ogalo at the half way stage of Kenyan Premier League last Thursday, was unveiled on Saturday in Albania. The club have ...
On a humid summer morning in Tirana, Albania, two veteran political adversaries stood, side-by-side, at the Palace of Congress, to explain the deal they'd reached to end the country's electoral crisis.
Indeed, many of them are determined to have Kosovo merge with Albania, and add the other territorial claims to create a "Greater Albania." That is not a new objective for Kosovar hardliners. Almost immediately following NATO's severing of Kosovo from ...
Albania's "on again, off again" election is back on after the opposition ended its threat of a boycott last month. But allegations of a spiraling drug-trafficking problem, and claims and counterclaims of criminal links to politics, are still an ...
The temple, the third of its kind to be discovered at Apollonia and only the fifth in all of Albania, is of "extraordinary and singular" importance to Albanian archaeology and the history of Greek colonization in the Adriatic sea region for what it ...
Tirana, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Albanian Ministry of Economic Development held a meeting Wednesday with the state agencies related to the sector of tourism as well as tour operators to discuss measures for the summer season.
It was a sophisticated cocaine racket that saw its nefarious network stretch from quiet Kingswinford to Albanian gangs in London.
PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged nine Kosovar men with planning attacks at a World Cup soccer match in Albania against the visiting Israel team and its fans last November. Last year, Kosovar police arrested 19 ...
The Albanian Festival at St. Mary's was like being in Albania. The ladies were all dressed attractively. The men were all fit.
Albania's Prime Minister, Edi Rama makes sure in every election meeting to ask his supporters a favour: "Vote for the socialist party alone, to have the sole [steering] wheel on the country's direction.
Tirana (Albania), June 5 (SeeNews) - Albania's annual producer price inflation accelerated to 5.1% in the first quarter of the year from 0.9% in the last quarter of 2016, data from Albania's statistics office, INSTAT, showed on Monday. On a quarterly ...
Shiba said that the visa-free regime would boost tourism and business traffic between the Kingdom and Albania, a small country in southeastern Europe.
Tirana, June 5 (Xinhua) -- The Albanian economy is forecasted to grow by 3.5 percent in 2017 and 2018, World Bank confirmed Monday.
Mark Stembridge told his staff at Cafe Brood, some of whom were ex-military from Albania, to pull customers from the open balcony as they saw three men brandishing weapons coming towards the building.
Greek business continues to grow in Albania as Greek companies make up a considerable portion of businesses with foreign capital in the country, according to statements by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) on Friday. "Foreign companies and ...
Gentile Bellini travelled to Constantinople (Istanbul) between 1479-1480 by road, which would have taken him past Albania's key port city Durres, in September 1479. The reason for his trip to Istanbul? With a keen interest in legitimising himself ...
Stunning shores, fabulous beaches, great food and a wallet-friendly economy only scratch the surface when describing this lively Balkan country.
The three-month-long protest by Albania's main opposition Democratic party, PD, which eventually forced socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama to agree to form a "technical" government ahead of the elections, was widely deemed a good deal for the opposition.
In the first four months of 2017, revenues from tourism in Albania's 15 natural parks and six natural monuments, known as the protected areas, have already reached 9 million lek (75,000 U.S.
An Albanian man was arrested on suspicious of illegal entry to the UK at a car wash in Rugby. The 23-year-old man was handed to the Home Office's immigration team after being arrested on May 15.
The three-month-long protest by Albania's main opposition Democratic party, PD, which eventually forced socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama to agree to form a "technical" government ahead of the elections, was widely deemed a good deal for the opposition.
Dahua embraced the visit of a group of Albanian police officers from Albanian National police Headquarters and District Police Station and Republican Guard.
Albanian police launched a probe yesterday (29 May) into the alleged poisoning of several dozen opposition supporters by a mysterious white powder at a weekend rally.
Albanian police said on Monday they are working with the prosecutors to find out what happened at an opposition Democratic party rally on Saturday in Tirana, after which about 140 people complained of suffering mysterious ailments.
Tirana (Albania), May 29 (SeeNews) - Albania called a tender for a 35-year concession for the construction, operation and transfer of a hydropower plant ...
Tirana (Albania), May 29 (SeeNews) - Albania will offer 8.2 billion leks ($68.3 million/61 million Euro) in one-year Treasury bills at an auction on June 6, according to a notice posted on the website of the central bank.
Albanian police said on Monday they are working with the prosecutors to find out what happened at an opposition Democratic party rally on Saturday in Tirana, after which about 140 people complained of suffering mysterious ailments.
Tirana, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The European Union delegation in Albania launched Friday an EU-funded regional program on local democracy named ReLoaD, the delegation press office here informed.


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