Latest News from Albania
By Yannis Goranitis
The first patient to be hospitalised this year in a Greek hospital ICU due to COVID-19 complications is a 65-year-old Russian man who reportedly entered Greece by presenting a forged PCR test.
That case intensified the concerns of Greek authorities because last year as well they had caught foreign tourists with falsified certificates.
"Today, we will exceed 50 percent of those vaccinated against COVID-19 by several thousand, and by the end of June, we can have 50 percent of those revaccinated, which is a huge success," he told RTS.
He added that besides Belgrade and Novi Sad, most people were vaccinated in Priboj - 60 percent, then in Nis, and the least in Tutin - 14 percent and Novi Pazar - 23 percent.
Vjollca Gjelleshi closed a difficult chapter six years ago when she decided to swap her hammer for a small business selling second-hand shoes.
Gjelleshi had spent 14 years working in the mines of her hometown, Bulqiza, in northeastern Albania, half of that time separating chrome from stone and loading it into buckets.
The Turkish foreign minister and EU foreign policy chief are scheduled to have a bilateral meeting in Antalya, southern Turkey on June 18.
During the bilateral meeting, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Josep Borrell will review "all aspects of the relations" ahead of EU summit that will be held on June 24-25, said a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
A French photographer is touring Turkey on a caravan with his family, while photographing and documenting the journey.
Fifty-eight-year-old Eric Guedeney, an artist, said he entered Turkey from one of the only two provinces bordering Europe, Edirne, two and a half months ago. Now, they're in Antalya and have been admiring the country.
North Macedonia's Football Federation on Monday asked UEFA to harshly punish Arnautovic, an Austrian player of Serbian descent, for directing an ethnic insult at a player of ethnic Albanian origin from North Macedonia's team.
The federation said it "strongly condemns the nationalist rant of the Austrian representative".
Albania is the latest country to join the queue in the region for reliable 4G and 5G networks after Prime Minister Edi Rama signed a memorandum with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Brussels on Sunday.
Without explicitly mentioning the Chinese giant, the agreement likely excludes China's Huawei from the competition.