Latest News from Albania
The Greek Health Ministry's Immunization Committee is planning to send the World Health Organization (WHO) a letter asking that it clarify its decision last week to list Greece among four European nations - including the Czech Republic, Albania and the United Kingdom - where measles is no longer considered eradicated.
Romania's Foreign Minister Ramona Manescu attended a Gymnich informal meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Helsinki, Thursday and Friday, where she also had a meeting with the High EU Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.
Worldwide, measles cases are increasing, a disease that has a vaccine but can be deadly or cause serious harm to children, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The reported cases of the disease have jumped nearly three times in the last one year.
Their total number for 2019 is 365,000, the highest since 2006, but experts suspect millions are actually infected.
"At first we were prejudiced because we were newcomers, but we soon got used to the place," he added.
Hasani said that his business has seen a decline in revenue in recent years, but he remains satisfied, although he wants local and central government in Albania to invest more in improving utility services.
As he says, because of that, our position is harder in the US than at the other places.
Albania's Defense Ministry says its ship in the Aegean Sea has rescued 36 Afghans trying to cross into Greece.
Defense Minister Olta Xhacka tweeted Wednesday that 19 Afghan children, eight women and nine men were rescued by the ship Oriku in cooperation with Frontex, the European Union's border control force. She says they have been handed over to local authorities.
The 10th edition of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Journalism kicked off on Monday in the Montenegrin coastal town of Herceg Novi.
The weeklong summer school brings together journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and the United States.
In the mountainous region of Martanesh, north-east of the Albanian capital Tirana, dozens of abandoned Communist-era bunkers are being used by shepherds as summer huts for their sheep.
Shepherds who come from the Tirana and Elbasan areas have built sheepfolds around the bunkers to ensure a safe haven for their flocks, enabling them to graze in Martanesh's lush pastures.