Dismissing the President: Socialists in a race against time

Dismissing the President: Socialists in a race against time

The Socialist Government is in a hurry to dismiss the President whilst still in control of a rubber-stamp Parliament. The motion to dismiss was formally submitted by General Secretary of the Socialist Party Taulant Balla and is backed by 55

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With a little help from Orlando Rakipi

With a little help from Orlando Rakipi

Socialists triumph in Tirana During the recent parliamentary elections, the Socialist Party gained an additional 26,000 votes in Tirana when compared to the 2017 elections, thereby securing 18 seats which are of crucial importance in forming a parliamentary majority. Orlando

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Albania and North Macedonia’s EU integration process could be decoupled, says EU Commissioner

Albania and North Macedonia’s EU integration process could be decoupled, says EU Commissioner

The decoupling of the EU accession process of Albania and North Macedonia, might be an option. This was declared by the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi, during an Euronews interview. The Commissioner said that ‘’If we run

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Strong contradictions over evidence pertaining to pre-election murder in Elbasan

Strong contradictions over evidence pertaining to pre-election murder in Elbasan

Various Albanian media including VoA have reported that there are obvious and problematic contradictions between the police and prosecutors’ statements and the evidence found at the crime scene in Elbasan, where a person was murdered after a clash between supporters

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Socialists secure 74 mandates as the opposition moves towards non-recognizing the results

Socialists secure 74 mandates as the opposition moves towards non-recognizing the results

After the conclusion of the counting process of all the ballots from the parliamentary elections of 25 April, the Socialist Party has won the majority of seats needed to form the government, securing 74 parliamentary seats, 3 more than the

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NATO starts its “Defender 21” military exercise in Albania

NATO starts its “Defender 21” military exercise in Albania

NATO has launched in Albania the “Defender 21” military exercise with thousands of troops from the United States and other member countries. The American troops have been stationed since April 26 in 5 military bases of Albania. Speaking to the

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U.S. DOS: Respect for the results of legitimate elections strengthens Albania’s democracy

U.S. DOS: Respect for the results of legitimate elections strengthens Albania’s democracy

The U.S. Department of State spokesperson Ned Price congratulated today Albania on the 25 April elections, saying that “respect for the results of legitimate elections strengthens Albania’s democracy.” In the message delivered through Twitter, Price wrote that the U.S were

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3 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours

3 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours

The Ministry of Health in Albania reported 3 deaths related to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, in Tirana, Berat and Korça. The victims’ age varies between 65 and 84 years old. After 2,258 tests, 123 more citizens have been

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U.S DOS: We support the opening of EU accession negotiations of Albania/ The change of borders in WB evokes memories of past tensions

U.S DOS: We support the opening of EU accession negotiations of Albania/ The change of borders in WB evokes memories of past tensions

In a statement addressed to the Western Balkans, the U.S. Department of State said that the U.S. will continue to support Albania and North Macedonia towards “the opening of EU accession negotiations with both countries in June.” According to Price,

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25 April elections/ The preliminary results

25 April elections/ The preliminary results

While Albania is holding its breath and waiting for the results of the 25 April parliamentary elections to be over, 4,771 polling stations from 5,199 in total have closed their counting process. So far, the Socialist Party has received the

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