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Bank of Albania governor under pressure after theft probe
The demand comes after the bank announced employees stole millions over a four-year period.
Civil society in Albania is calling for the Bank of Albania governor to resign after it was revealed that bank employees stole more than $7 million over a four-year period.
By Yiannis Papadoyiannis
The European Commissions restructuring plans for Greek banks provide for a drastic scaling back of their activities abroad as well as reductions in the number of branches and staff at home.
The plans for banks National (NBG) and Piraeus were given the green light late last month, following those for Alpha in early July and Eurobank in April.
BERLIN - A conference on economic potentials and prospects of the Western Balkans will be held in Berlin on August 28, at the initiative of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Bulgarian airline BH Air could launch direct flights to the United States next spring – 16 years after national carrier Balkan Airlines made its last flight to New York.
BH Air could launch direct flights from Sofia to New York and Chicago with bookings to be launched this autumn, 24 Chasa daily has reported.
“Concerned about planned evictions of Roma in Elbasan, Albania,” Muiznieks wrote on his twitter account on Thursday.
“I call on authorities to ensure suitable and sustainable housing alternative and uphold human rights,” he added.
The houses of the seven Roma families face demolition due to make way for the expansion of the city’s soccer stadium and a road.
Prime Minister Edi Rama has ordered the closure of 18 colleges suspected of handing out dubious diplomas and degrees.
Highlighting the findings of the report on Monday, Rama noted that in the space of only a few years “32,000 degrees have been generated from the private university system, half them issued by one university.
Kosovo promises to co-operate with war crimes investigation
Indictments by an EU task force are expected to be filed once a special court is established next year.
Kosovo pledged to continue to work with the EU Special Investigative Task Force (SITF) to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity committed after the 1999 Kosovo war.
Holding posters reading ‘wanted’ and ‘thief,’ the protestors, who organised themselves through social networks, gathered in front of Albania’s central bank at noon on Monday, calling for Fulani’s resignation and prosecution.
A shortage of space at migrant detention facilities near Athens has prompted Greek authorities to intensify deportations.
According to Greek Police data released Monday, the Attica Aliens Buraeu deported 332 undocumented migrants in June compared to 185 during the same month last year, an increase of 79 percent.