Latest News from Albania

Two New Earthquakes in Albania

New 4.7 magnitude earthquakes on the Richter scale were reported tonight in Tirana and Durrës, Albanian media reported.

The earthquakes' epicentre was near the town of Vlorë, Albania's second largest port. The earthquakes were registered shortly after 5pm local time.

Protest in Tirana: Vucic "persona non grata" PHOTO

Serbian President will visit Tirana on Friday and Saturday, where he will take part in the "Mini Schengen" Summit.
In front of the hotel where the President of Serbia is supposed to be staying, a banner was put up, with the inscription "Here comes a war criminal, disguised as a benefactor".

The US Visa Waiver Program - Mirage or Real Possibility?

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Boyse discussed in Sofia the strategic partnership with the United States, BNR reported.

New Earthquake Registered in Albania

The Montenegro Seismological Observatory registered a 3.7 Magnitude earthquake. Its epicentre was 20 kilometers north of the Albanian city of Durres this morning at 4.14 am local time, BTA reported.

ND MP calls for special relationship with Turkey

New Democracy MP and former foreign minister Dora Bakoyannis has proposed that the European Union establish a "special partnership" with Turkey based on the precondition that Ankara accepts the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in The Hague with the aim of reaching a settlement on the issues of continental shelf and the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) with Greece.

Albania PM Requests Extension of Post-Quake Emergency Powers

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Monday asked parliament for a three-month extension of emergency powers that were introduced after the deadly earthquake in Albania on November 26.

Rama claimed the extraordinary powers are needed while there are still post-earthquake tremors in the Tirana and Durres regions.

"If Kosovo and Albania can, why can't we?"

Puigdemont is on a wanted warrant in Spain for holding a referendum on Catalonia's independence two years ago.
The protests against that referendum came not only from Madrid but also from Brussels.

Albania Failing to Act on Threats to Crime Reporters

Crime reporters in Albania routinely face threats, insults and intimidation - often in court - from those accused of organised crime and their relatives. The authorities are failing to act, according to the findings of a BIRN investigation.

TAP pipeline completed; trial op starts soon

The Greek section of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) transporting natural gas from Azerbaijan to Greece, Albania, Italy and points beyond in western Europe is ready and will begin trial operations in early December.

During this so-called commissioning phase, small volumes of natural gas will go through the pipeline to ensure commercial use is safe.

"I am not surprised by the decision on Mali's PhD" VIDEO

North Macedonia's President Stevo Pendarovski is on a two-day official visit to our country. In front of the Palace of Serbia, he was greeted by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, with national honors, a guard and the intonation of the anthems of Serbia and North Macedonia.