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Thousands of Albanians Went to the Streets to Demand the Resignation of the Prime Minister

Thousands of Albanians went to the streets on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama.

Demonstrators clashed with the police as they tried to enter the prime minister's office in the capital Tirana.

Four demonstrators and two police officers were injured during the clash, according to the Albanian Ministry of Health and Social Protection.

ND reacts to Rama's talk of border change

Greece's conservative opposition has reacted to comments by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama in which he appeared to suggest that  Athens and Tirana are in talks over potential border changes.

Ries: Security in Europe depends on stability in the Balkans

Peace and security in Europe depends on achieving stability in the Western Balkans, Charles Ries, who served as US ambassador to Greece from 2004 to 2007 and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for European affairs from 2000 to 2004, has told Kathimerini in an interview.

Haradinaj: Neither Thaci nor I are owners of Kosovo

"There are two million people living there. There is the act of declaration of independence. If someone dares to negotiate the territory of Kosovo, then he is against the Constitution, Haradinaj told the T7 broadcaster, Koha reported.

Germany against "changing borders"

This was "extraordinarily dangerous and would lead to the region's destabilization," the German minister of state for Europe said on Thursday, Beta agency reported.

In an interview for Deutsche Welle in Albanian, Roth said that "the territorial integrity of the Balkan countries was exceptionally important."

Albanian PM and President Battle Over Road Project

The rift between Albania's ruling Socialist Party and President Ilir Meta widened on Sunday after Prime Minister Edi Rama accused Meta of acting as the head of the opposition - after he urged the government to cancel a project to demolish homes to make way for a new stretch of road in the capital. 

Tsipras underlines need to build relationship of 'mutual respect' with Turkey

In an interview with Anadolu news agency ahead of an official visit to Turkey, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras underlined the need for the two countries to build a relationship of "mutual respect." 

Apart from talks in Ankara with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Tsipras is also to visit Hagia Sofia in Istanbul and the Halki Orthodox Seminary.

Pacolli reportedly makes open death threat against Dacic

Tanjug is reporting this citing a report in the Belgrade-based tabloid Kurir, which said the incident happened during an informal EU ministerial meeting in Bucharest, Romania, over the weekend.

New Transparency Report Gives Balkan Countries Poor Scores

Transparency International's new report on perceived levels of public-sector corruption says Balkan countries are seen as highly corrupt and all of them have below-average ratings.

Albania has the worst score of the Balkan states, closely followed by Kosovo and Macedonia.

European Union presidency to back FYROM accession talks

The European Union presidency says it will back the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to open accession talks after it reached a deal to change its name.

Romanian European Affairs Minister George Ciamba said Monday he wanted negotiations to start for FYROM in June at a meeting of EU ministers.

Albania, Kosovo applaud name deal adoption that will stabilize region

Albania and Kosovo have hailed the vote of the Greek parliament ratifying the Prespes name deal, saying it's a great contribution to regional stability.

A statement Friday from Albania's Foreign Ministry considered the vote a "key contribution to stability, development and Euro-Atlantic integration of the whole region."

FYROM PM congratulates Greek counterpart

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has congratulated Greece following Friday's vote in the Greek Parliament to ratify the deal normalizing relations between the two countries.

Albania, Macedonia, Profit from Kosovo's Tariff War

After Kosovo imposed a tax of 100 per cent on Serbian and Bosnian imports, citing their attitude of hostility, Kosovo appears to be replacing imports from Serbia with those from other countries in the region.

Kosovo Customs says Albania and Macedonia have benefitted most since the tariff was imposed.