Albania

Heading to Albania, UK’s Cameron marks progress in joint effort to stop illegal migration

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron hailed progress in a UK-Albania joint effort to cut illegal migration before heading to Tirana on Wednesday.

Cameron said small boat arrivals from Albania to the UK fell by over 90% in 2023 as the two countries fought people smuggling gangs, and Britain has removed almost 6,000 Albanians, according to a Foreign Office statement .

Greek MEP decries ‘baseless’ incarceration of Himare mayor-elect

The conviction by the Albanian authorities of Himare mayor-elect Fredi Beleri is "flimsy and baseless," the chairman of the EU-Albania Joint Parliamentary Stabilization and Association Committee and New Democracy MEP Manolis Kefalogiannis reiterated on Monday after visiting the jailed ethnic-Greek politician.

Eight die as car carrying suspected migrants falls into Albanian ravine

Eight people have died in southern Albania when a car carrying suspected migrants swerved off a mountain road into a ravine, police said.

The car fell on the rocky bank of the fast-flowing Vjosa River, about 240 kilometers southeast of the capital, Tirana, around 4 a.m., according to a police statement.

Pages