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Albania protester threw a stone against police in this photo of 10 December 2020 in Tirana. Photo: LSA
Prime Minister Edi Rama dismissed suggestions that the fatal shooting of the unarmed citizen was a result of a police culture of violence and called the event "an isolated one" - while announcing that Interior Minister Sander Lleshaj had offered his resignation.
Protest against police violence in Tirana on December 9, 2020. Photo: LSA
Hundreds joined separate protests in Tirana, Shkodra, Durres, Bulqiza and other towns, some demanding the resignation of Sander Lleshaj, the Minister of Interior.
Albania has officially banned street protests due to the COVID-19 pandemic but people across the county on Wednesday defied the orders.
However, Jutarnji list writes, there are still some states in favor of enlargement within the EU. Greece, Bulgaria and Slovenia are certainly among those. However, the three countries have something else in common, which qualifies them for proving the famous saying that "with such 'friends', we don't need enemies".
The European Union on Tuesday warned Bulgaria that it risks undermining security in the Balkans and elsewhere in Europe if it continues to block EU membership talks for North Macedonia.
EU leaders gave Albania and North Macedonia the green light in March to begin accession negotiations but no date was set for the talks to start.
The Turkish National Football Team's opponents in the European Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup were revealed on Dec. 7.
Turkey will play against the Netherlands, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia and Gibraltar in the European Qualifiers Group G.
The draw was held in Zurich, Switzerland via videoconference amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Albania's parliament voted on Thursday to set up an investigative committee to collect information on other investigations conducted by local and international bodies into alleged crimes committed by the Kosovo Liberation Army in Albania in the war in Kosovo two decades ago.
The parliament will then present a resolution based on the findings.