Edi Rama

New Albanian Party to Contest Polls as Opposition Vows Boycott

Democratic Party protesters hold a placard saying "Rama Go" at a rally in Tirana on February 16. Photo: BIRN

Led by Astrit Patozi, a former deputy chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party, the new party says it hopes to be the main electoral alternative to both the government and the opposition.

Albania Opposition Urges Protesters to Topple ‘Illegitimate’ PM

Albanian opposition parties urged supporters to come to Tirana on Saturday, rally near the main boulevard, where Prime Minister Edi Rama's office is located, and terminate the "illegitimate" rule of his Socialist Party.

The centre-right Democratic Party leader issued its last call for the protest on Thursday during a meeting in Vlora, a Socialist Party stronghold.

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.