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Leka Zogu was the only son of the late Zog I, the only monarch to reign in Albania. The Albanian monarchy had an unusually short history. The founder of the royal house, Zog, was a wealthy landowner and politician who, after Albania's independence in 1913, first became prime minister and then president before proclaiming himself king in 1928.
Opposition protesters throw flares while police officers protect Albania's parliament on 21 February 2019. Photo: Gjergj Erebara/BIRN
Opposition parties summoned their protesters on Thursday morning to near the parliament in Tirana, where police deployed about 1,000 officers, equipped with gas masks and some in full anti-riot gear.
Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba met on Wednesday with Secretary of State for European Affairs with Portugal's Foreign Affairs Ministry Ana Paula Zacarias. The discussions of the two officials focused on the working programme of Romania's Presidency at the EU Council and the ongoing developments at European level in relation with the current agenda.
The Darko Tasic trial on Wednesday at Prizren Basic Court. Photo: BIRN.
The truck was then set on fire and pushed into the river with the bodies inside, according to the witnesses.
Witness Tome Prekpalaj, from the village of Bregu i Drinit near Prizren, testified that he saw the defendant and his father with the truck carrying the corpses of Albanian civilians.
Serbian officials had promptly warned about a black market springing up, immediately after Pristina (increased by 100 percent) its taxes on Serbian product, Ljajic told Radio-Television Serbia on Wednesday.
And he added, "When you look at the stores in the north and the south of Kosovo, you can seen that there are Serbian goods that appear there via various channels."
Thousands of Albanians went to the streets on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama.
Demonstrators clashed with the police as they tried to enter the prime minister's office in the capital Tirana.
Four demonstrators and two police officers were injured during the clash, according to the Albanian Ministry of Health and Social Protection.