Latest News from Albania
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the United States that there would be "war in the Balkans" if the EU collapses.
The website euractiv.com is reporting this, citing Juncker's exclusive interview to the Financial Times during which he revealed details of his conversation with US Vice President Mike Pence, that took place in Brussels on February 20.
Albania is trying to woo important friends in Washington DC at a time when the policies of the new White House under Donald Trump towards the Balkans are still unsettled and unclear.
Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati said a press release while on a US visit on Wednesday that the Senate's Albanian Issues Caucus had now been reformed.
Albania on Thursday warned FYROM (Macedonia), where Albanians make up around a quarter of the population, not to try and turn a political crisis into an ethnic one, EurActiv.com reports.
Earlier this month, Macedonia's president, Gjorge Ivanov, refused to give Social Democrat Zoran Zaev a mandate to form a coalition government with ethnic Albanian parties.
More and more Serbian and Albanian companies are interested in cooperation, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS) President Marko Cadez has said.
Speaking in Tirana, Albania on Wednesday, Cadez explained that this primarily concerns the farming industry, wood processing, metalworking and the electric industry and tourism, Beta has reported, quoting a PKS statement.
An 81-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday at the Mavromati border station in Thesprotia, northwestern Greece, over the rape of a child six years ago.
The man, an Albanian national, was heading for Albania when he was nabbed by customs officers at passport control after it became apparent that there was a warrant for his arrest.
Montenegro's Justice Ministry has dismissed stories posted on social media by controversial Russian heavy metal bandleader Sergey 'Pauk' Troitsky claiming that he escaped from a jail in Podgorica.
Trotsky, who leads the group Korrozia Mettala, wrote on Facebook on March 6 that he escaped from "a secret underground prison" in Montenegro.
Albania is the main supplier nation of potential victims of modern slavery in the United Kindom, according to data from the National Referral Mechanism, NRM, the UK's framework for referring and supporting victims.
Albania supplies the highest number once the number of adult and children potential victims of modern slavery are combined, the NRM explained.
Three months ahead of parliamentary elections on June 18, Albania's Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama announced the departure of four ministers, allegedly to focus on the upcoming election campaign.
Rama named the four as Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri, Health Minister Ilir Beqaj, Youth and Social Welfare Minister Blendi Klosi and Local Issues Minister Bledi Cuci.
Kosovar police say they have arrested two men after discovering counterfeit currency valued at more than 2 million euros in the trunk of a car crossing into the Balkan nation from Albania.
The counterfeit bills with a face value of 2.1 million euros ($2.2 million) were found early on March 10 in a bag in the trunk of the car driven by an Albanian citizen, a police statement said.