Foreign ministers of Albania
US Bars Former Albania PM Berisha Over ‘Corrupt Acts’
Former Albanian prime minister Sali Berisha. Photo: LSA
Berisha is the fourth Albanian to be added to the list of people unwelcome in the US after former General Prosecutor Adriatik Llalla, former Socialist Party mayor Vangjush Dako and the current Social Democratic Party head, Tom Doshi.
Albania’s Opposition Stands at Crossroads After Election Rout
After Lulzim Basha's second defeat by the Socialists in general elections, both Basha and the Democratic Party face big questions over their strategy of protests and boycotts.
Albanian Parliament Sets up Commission to Consider Ousting President
Albania's parliament on Friday voted to set up a commission to examine the possible ousting of the country's President, Ilir Meta.
It came after a.group of ruling Socialist deputies requested his dismissal, accusing him of interfering in the April 25 legislative elections in violation of the constitution.
Albania’s Victorious Socialists Focus on Ousting President
After winning an unprecedented third mandate to govern Albania, Edi Rama's Socialist Party has turned its attention to its only rival who currently has a senior institutional position, President Ilir Meta.
Edi Rama Declares Victory in Albanian General Elections
Edi Rama wrote on Facebook on Tuesday that his party has won the parliamentary elections and called on his supporters and "whoever wants to join us celebrate the victory" to attend a celebration in the evening in Tirana's central square despite concerns about the spreading of the coronavirus.
Continuity or Change: Albania’s Political Duo Wrestle for Top Job
For years on, Socialist chief Edi Rama and Democratic Party boss Lulzim Basha face each other again in a parliamentary election - and not much has changed in the meantime, except the slogans.
Shooting at Opposition Office Alarms Albania as Election Approaches
Tensions rose in the run-up to the weekend's polls in Albania when a young man was shot in his knee inside the electoral office of the opposition Democratic Party in the central Albania town of Kavaja late on Monday.
Albania Prosecutors Investigate Socialists’ Big-Brother-Style Database
Illustration: David Maddison/Flickr
Bushati said prosecutors asked him where the information came from, and said he had refused to reveal his source, calling the meeting "a short meeting without much substance" while suggesting that the prosecutors should instead investigate how the personal data of the citizens ended up in the hands of a political party.
Albania Opposition Unites to Challenge Rama in April Elections
The main opposition Democratic Party, PD, and the smaller left-wing Socialist Movement for Integration, LSI, put their ideological divisions aside on Monday to sign a pre-election agreement ahead of a legislative vote on April 25, under the slogan, "Albania, a home that wins".
US Names Albanian Judge as Anti-Corruption ‘Champion’
Judge Adrian Dvorani. Photo: Gjergj Erebara/BIRN
"Judge Dvorani developed mechanisms to reduce political and criminal influence in the justice system, steps that contributed to the EU's decision in March to open negotiations for Albania's accession," the State Department said in a statement.