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Albania Arrests Suspected Jihadist Recruiter
Albanian police said they arrested Pashja on Tuesday in cooperation with the Turkish police, following an international arrest warrant issued by a Tirana’s Serious Crimes Court on March 10.
Earlier, eight people, including two radical imams, were arrested in Albania on March 12, accused of recruiting Albanian citizens to fight in the bloody civil war in Syria.
Jacobson Defends Dell’s Work With Bechtel
The US ambassador in Kosovo, Tracey Jacobson, says that after her diplomatic mission ends in Kosovo, she will find it hard to find an equally interesting job.
Williamson has large dossier on KLA crimes
PRISTINA - Clint Williamson, the head of Eulex's special investigation team, has a large dossier on crimes committed by the former "Kosovo Liberation Army" (KLA) and is expected to hand it over to the judges of a special court that will look into the findings of the former Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe rapporteur Dick Marty, the Pristina-based Express daily has reported.
For a euro, Albania makes state property available to business
Four Nigrita prison guards bailed, protests held in Albania
An Albanian man holds a placard that reads 'Kudret Kume was beaten by Greek police' during a protest in front of the Albanian Interior Ministry in Tirana, Albania, Monday.
Four guards from Nigrita Prison in northern Greece were bailed Monday after giving depositions in connection to the torture of Albanian inmate Ilie Kareli aka Kudret Kume who later died.
Standard and Poor’s Upgrades Albania’s Debt Rating
Nikolic, Davenport discuss new govt, dialogue with Pristina
BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic informed Head of the EU Delegation Michael Davenport on Friday that the constitution of the new government would be discussed with all leaders of parties represented in the parliament and that the responsibilities for personnel and other solutions would be fully transferred to the new prime minister.
Balkan countries join forces in fight against crime
Vekaric: Special court for KLA war crimes a necessity
BELGRADE - Establishing a special court for war crimes committed by the self-styled Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) (an ethnic Albanian paramilitary formation) against Serbs and other non-Albanians in Kosovo-Metohija in 1998 and 1999 is a necessity, Serbia's deputy war crimes prosecutor Bruno Vekaric said on Wednesday.
Ramadani Urges Albanians to Avoid Syria War
Albania working to improve its military
Merkel Hedges Bets on Albania’s EU Candidacy
Germany's leader has given a cautious thumbs-up to Albania's application to obtain EU candidate status, while declining to commit Germany one way or the other ahead of an important report.
“We treat countries on the EU path based on the reports coming from the European Commission,” Chancellor Merkel told a press conference in Berlin held with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama.
Rama Lobbies Merkel on Albania's EU Hopes
Rama will hold talks with German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin, the speaker of the German parliament and the head of the Christian Democratic Union’s parliamentary group.
Rama is also expected to meet the Deputy Chancellor and Economy Minister, Sigmar Garbiel.
Albania Greets EU Decision on Pre-Accession Funds
Albania’s EU Integration minister, Klajda Gjosha, described the decision as “testimony to an efficient public administration, which Brussels can back without equivocation.
“I also consider this also a clear message for the Albanian government to advance reforms in order to guarantee progress for its citizens,” she added.
Special court to be set up in The Hague after all
BRUSSELS – Those accused of organ harvesting and trafficking crimes that are the subject of a report by former Council of Europe rapporteur Dick Marty will be tried before a special court in The Hague and not in Pristina as sought by the Kosovo government, Tanjug has learned from diplomatic sources in Brussels.