Latest News from Albania

Serbia Under Bulgarian Occupation: Documenting WWI Crimes

The central topic of Pisarri's book, which he developed out of his PhD thesis and which was originally published in Italian, is crimes against Serbian civilians in the part of the Kingdom of Serbia that was occupied by Bulgaria in 1915. The book will be issued in a Serbian translation this autumn.

Kosovo Parliament Debates Mass Exodus of Young

The Kosovo parliament met on Thursday to hold a special session on the exodus of young people, which deputies warned was having a highly damaging effect on the country's economy and future. The MPs were due to vote a resolution on the subject that night.

Croatia Welcomes Chinese Leader to 16+1 Summit

The Adriatic city of Dubrovnik, Croatia's best-known tourist destination, on Thursday and Friday will host the 16 + 1 summit, a Chinese initiative to strengthen business ties between China and 16 countries from Central and Eastern Europe.

Albania Trades Blame With Airport Company for Plane Robbery

Austrian Airlines plane on Tirana International Airport on April 9, 2019. The plane was attacked by armed robbers who left the scene with millions of euros. Photo: Malton Dibra/LSA

Tirana International Airport SHPK, owned by Hong Kong-based China Everbright Limited, claimed that responsibility for responding to such major security breaches lay with the Albanian police.

Vucic, Thaci expect nothing; meeting may have different goal

This motive could be, according to media reports, to exert pressure on Belgrade to agree to continue the dialogue with Pristina, without Pristina abolishing its taxes on Serbian products first.

Vucic confirms he will meet with Thaci and Haradinaj

Vucic told a news conference in Belgrade on Wednesday that he was invited to travel to Berlin with Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, and that Hashim Thaci and Ramush Haradinaj have also been invited.

Gunman Killed in Latest Tirana Airport Robbery

A car used by robbers in a previous heist at Tirana International Airport in June 2016. Archive photo: Albania State Police

The thieves entered the airport in a car through a secondary gate, speeding onto the tarmac and robbing the van as the bags of cash were about to be loaded onto a plane, police said in a press release.

20 years since start of heroic Battle of Kosare

The Battle of Kosare was fought on the slopes of Junik and Prokletije mountains, on the border with Albania, where our army heroically resisted, without retreating by an inch, a multi-week offensive mounted by the terrorist KLA ("Kosovo Liberation Army"), the Albanian army, and the mujahideen, backed up by the Western military alliance's bombs.

Western Balkan Countries Have Agreed to Reduce Their Roaming Prices

The plan is for roaming to drop completely by 2021, reported NOVA TV. 

The countries of the Western Balkans have agreed to reduce and possibly abolish their roaming charges. Starting in July, the deal will cut prices by 27% in Kosovo, Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, northern Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tsipras, Rama discuss Albania’s EU course, seizure of Greek properties in Himara

Less than a week after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned Albania that Tirana's moves to seize seaside properties of members of the Greek minority in the city of Himara will hinder Tirana's EU course, Tsipras discussed the issue in a telephone conversation with his Albanian counterpart, Edi Rama, today.

Tsipras, Rama speak on phone after property crisis

Bidding to defuse recent tensions, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke on the phone with his Albanian counterpart Edi Rama on Thursday, in the wake of last week's bilateral crisis sparked by a call published in the Albanian government gazette for the seizure of properties belonging to members of the ethnic Greek minority in the town of Himara.

World Bank: Economies of the Western Balkans Are Growing Faster

Reforms are lagging behind, the report said, quoted by NOVA TV. 

Economic growth in the Western Balkans has accelerated to 3.8% in 2018, but is vulnerable to "rising external and internal risks," including geopolitical disputes and lagging reforms, the World Bank said.

Pages