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Albania Students Spurn PM's Appeal for 'Dialogue'

Thousands of protesting students flooded Tirana's George Bush Street near parliament on Thursday, in the ninth day of protests in Albania against tuition fee rises, over university autonomy and living conditions in dormitories.

Most Balkan States Adopt UN Migration Pact

More than 150 UN member states signed the Global Compact for Safe and Orderly Migration on Monday in Marrakech, Morocco - which has caused controversy in Balkan countries as it has done elsewhere.

Tensions on Greek-Albanian border over Katsifas service

There were tensions at the Greek-Albanian border on Saturday when Albanian authorities stopped Greek citizens trying to enter the country to attend a memorial service for Konstantinos Katsifas, the 35-year-old ethnic Greek man who was fatally injured by Albanian police in an exchange of fire in late October in the village of Bularat.

Tensions at Greek-Albanian border as mourners try to reach Katsifas service

There were tensions at the Greek-Albanian border on Saturday morning when Albanian authorities reportedly stopped Greek citizens trying to enter the country to attend a memorial service for an ethnic Greek man, Konstantinos Katsifas, who was fatally injured by Albanian police in an exchange of fire in late October in the village of Bularat.

Albania Company 'Falsified US Links' to Win Road Contract

The General Prosecutor's Office in Tirana told BIRN on Friday it would probe allegations that a company had used false documents to win an 18-million-euro public works tender in Albania.

 The Albanian-registered company allegedly pretended to be a branch of a major US-based contractor to get the contract.

Pristina, Tirana "sabotage peaceful resolution of problem"

Despite numerous tensions in the relations with Pristina, representatives of the Serbian government attended today's regular meeting of the CEFTA Joint Committee in Pristina in order to send once more a message of peace and tolerance, and show good will to constructively try to negotiate and solve the issue of imposed tariffs by the Provisional institutions of self-government in Pristina, in ac

Student Anger Over Higher Tuition Fees Rocks Albania

Several hundred students blocked the entrances of the Ministry of Education in Albania's capital on Thursday in the third day of protests against rises in fees and economic difficulties.

The protests have brought Albanian universities to a standstill while the government struggles to deal with their demands.

"Confidential report: Albanians testify about organ trade"

The Albanians in question were members of the co-called KLA ("Kosovo Liberation Army"), Milovan Drecun, a member of the Serbian National Assembly from the ranks of the ruling SNS, told public broadcaster RTS on Thursday.

Tirana Condemns Murders of Albanians in Greece

Albania's foreign ministry has condemned a wave of killings of Albanians in Greece and has urged the Greek Government to "stop the hate language that followed the events".

"Citizens must understand how serious our situation is"

"The very fact that the formation of the so-called Kosovo army is being considered, which is contrary to all international regulations, but also to those adopted in Kosovo, shows that they would stop at nothing," said the secretary general of the Serbian president.

The National Day Military Parade begins

Bucharest, Dec 1 /Agerpres/ - The Military Parade on the National Day of Romania has begun on Saturday in Bucharest, with 4,000 Romanian and foreign servicemen to march under the Arch of Triumph.

The start of manifestations was done by the review of the Honor Guard by President Klaus Iohannis, after which the National Anthem was sung.

National Day Military Parade;4,000 Romanian and foreign servicemen to parade under the Arch of Triumph

Bucharest, Dec 1 /Agerpres/ - Approximately 4,000 servicemen and specialists of the Ministry of National Affairs (MApN), Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI), Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), Protection and Security Service (SPP) and the National Penitentiary Administration, along 200 military vehicles and 50 aircraft, with 500 foreign servicemen from allied or partner countries among them, w

European Parliament calls on Albania to fully probe ethnic Greek man's killing

The European Parliament is calling for a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Konstantinos Katsifas, a 35-year-old ethnic Greek man who was fatally shot by Albanian authorities in the southern village of Bularat at the end of last month in what was described by Albanian authorities as an exchange of fire.

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