With the timely support provided by Eurojust, judicial authorities and police in Italy and Albania have arrested 37 members of an organised criminal group (OCG) … Read more
Albania will re-open crèches and kindergartens and kick off its tourism season on June 1, the health minister announced, despite reporting a sharp daily … Read more
Albanian authorities began demolishing the national theatre building early on Sunday after dragging away two dozen actors and activists protecting the site, drawing a large … Read more
Albania amended its penal code on Thursday to punish anyone breaking coronavirus quarantine and self-isolation rules and infecting others with up to eight years in … Read more
The European Union can start membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia, according to a draft decision by the bloc’s 27 member states seen by … Read more
Albania’s Government has deployed its Army to enforce a strict 40-hour curfew.
The curfew is hoped to slow the spread of coronavirus and follows people … Read more
Albania’s government has shut down schools for two weeks and cancel flights and ferries to Italy until April 3.
Just before midnight, the health ministry … Read more
The number of people to have died from the coronavirus in Italy has shot up by 133 in a day to 366, officials say. The … Read more
Albania risks becoming once again “the North Korea of Europe,” its own president
Ilir Meta warned on Thursday as he defended his role in a … Read more
International donors pledged 1.15 billion euros on Monday to help Albania rebuild after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Balkan country in later November, killing … Read more
French President Emmanuel Macron indicated Saturday that France may soon clear the way for the European Union to launch membership talks with Albania and North … Read more
The College of the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new methodology for the accession negotiations today.
“The whole process needs to be … Read more
Angela Merkel said on Monday she wants a deal on opening EU membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia in March, citing “geopolitical” necessity.
“Anyone … Read more
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would push for a start to European Union accession talks for Albania and North Macedonia.
“Above all, … Read more
EU to host international donors’ conference for Albania to help with reconstruction after earthquake
The European Union will organise an international donors’ conference on 17 February in Brussels to support the reconstruction efforts in Albania after the earthquake that … Read more
Locals look at a destroyed house after an earthquake in Durres, Albania, 27 November 2019.
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the country on 26 November … Read more
Malta together with Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia have backed a counter-proposal to France’s push aimed at changing the … Read more
Albanian prosecutors issued 17 arrest warrants on charges including murder and abuse of office over the deaths of 51 people killed when a 6.4-magnitude earthquake … Read more
Gianluigi Buffon and Cristiano Ronaldo aren’t just two extraordinary champions on the pitch, but also great men off it. This was demonstrated by the Juventus … Read more
Albania ended its search on Saturday for survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed 51 people, and buried more victims of the disaster including toddler … Read more
The death toll in earthquake-ravaged Albania is set to surpass 50, after more bodies were pulled from the rubble and hope faded for finding additional … Read more
Rescue teams desperately sought survivors under rubble in Albania’s western town of Durres on Thursday hoping to pull out toddler twins alive, two days after … Read more
Albania was rocked by a 5.5-magnitude tremor on Wednesday, a day after its strongest earthquake in decades killed at least 26 people and injured over … Read more
Rescuers are searching the rubble of buildings into the night in Albania, where a strong earthquake killed over 20 people and injured 600 on Tuesday.… Read more
A earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday near Tirana, Podgorica, Durrës, Elbasan, Vlorë, Shkodër, Fier-Çifçi, Fier, Albania, Montenegro. The temblor was reported … Read more
Greece offered words of encouragement for North Macedonia and Albania on Thursday as the two countries’ efforts to open accession talks with the European Union … Read more
North Macedonia and Albania face a risk of surging nationalism and unravelling economic reforms after the EU closed the door for years on their hopes … Read more
Albanian police said they had thwarted a planned attack by a Tehran-backed “terrorist cell” against opponents of the Tehran regime in the Balkan country … Read more
The European Parliament President David Sassoli, in a statement after Council Conclusions regarding enlargement, which would have seen the start of talks with Albania and … Read more
Albania’s Institute of Geosciences, Energy, Water and Environment said more than 340 aftershocks have followed the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Saturday afternoon near Durres.… Read more
A 5..6 Earthquake was registered in Albania. There were no reports of casualties, but an apartment building in the coastal town of Durres was … Read more
Albania Prime Minister Edi Rama said that France President Emmanuel Macron has apologised for the wrong national anthem being played before ‘Les Bleus’ beat the … Read more
Albania is at the “end of the beginning, not the beginning of the end” of its accession to the European Union, the bloc’s ambassador to … Read more
Polish President Andrzej Duda scolded the European Union on Friday for delaying accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia, days after the EU’s current eastern … Read more
Preliminary results show that Albania’s ruling Socialist Party won all but two districts in last weekend’s municipal elections that were boycotted by the opposition.… Read more
The Copenhagen Special Investigation Unit of the Danish Police (Dansk Politi), arrested 31 individuals of a large, poly-criminal organisation, which smuggled, sold and distributed firearms … Read more
EU ministers have decided to delay opening accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia.
The European Commission last month recommended that accession talks should begin … Read more
A year ago, the European Union told two Balkan countries they could get the green light this month to start membership talks if they jumped … Read more