Deadly crash near Albanian-Greek border puts spotlight on Balkan irregular migration route 

Deadly crash near Albanian-Greek border puts spotlight on Balkan irregular migration route 

TIRANA, April 2, 2024 – Eight people died in the early hours of Tuesday in southern Albania, near the Greek border, as an Albanian driver speed up and fell into a ravine trying to avoid a police checkpoint because he

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Reflecting renewed emigration wave, remittances to Albania reached record high in 2023

Reflecting renewed emigration wave, remittances to Albania reached record high in 2023

TIRANA, March 28, 2024 – Money sent home by Albanians working abroad saw a significant increase in 2023, reaching the highest historical level since 2008, according to the latest data reported by Albania’s central bank.  Remittances were almost 930 million

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AIIS brings ‘A Concise History of Greece’ in Albanian, Tirana event launches book with author and Greek Embassy

AIIS brings ‘A Concise History of Greece’ in Albanian, Tirana event launches book with author and Greek Embassy

TIRANA, March 25, 2024 – A launch event for the Albanian language edition of “A Concise History of Greece” has generated wide interest in the book, which brings a detailed overview of modern Greece’s political, economic and social developments to

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In Himara’s lucrative coastline, land deals lead to acting mayor’s arrest and political limbo

In Himara’s lucrative coastline, land deals lead to acting mayor’s arrest and political limbo

TIRANA, March 25, 2024 – Himara Municipality, which has one of the most commercially lucrative tourist coastlines in Albania, saw its acting mayor arrested over the weekend, as Jorgo Goro, a representative of the ruling Socialist Party, faces charges of

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Albania ranks least happy in Europe, again, UN report finds

Albania ranks least happy in Europe, again, UN report finds

TIRANA, March 25, 2024 – Albania might be experiencing a tourism boom – but its residents remain Europe’s most unhappy people, according to an annual UN report published last week. Despite a slight improvement in its ranking compared to the

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Trump’s son-in-law plans major investment in Sazan, Albanian gov’t confirms

Trump’s son-in-law plans major investment in Sazan, Albanian gov’t confirms

TIRANA, March 16, 2024 – U.S.-based company Affinity Partners, led by Jared Kushner, the influential son-in-law of former President Donald Trump, aims to undertake two major tourism projects in Albania, along with another in Belgrade, with a combined value that

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NATO’s new airbase in Albania highlights country’s role as staunchest supporter of alliance in the region

NATO’s new airbase in Albania highlights country’s role as staunchest supporter of alliance in the region

TIRANA, March 15, 2024 – When NATO conducted a public opinion survey last year among its then 32 members about whether they would support staying in the alliance in a referendum, Albanians showed the highest support at 100 percent.  It

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Albanian parliament reaches bipartisan deal on investigative commissions

Albanian parliament reaches bipartisan deal on investigative commissions

TIRANA, March 15, 2024 – Albania’s ruling Socialist Party of Prime Minister Edi Rama and the main opposition Democratic Party led by former Prime Minister Sali Berisha have finalized an agreement that opens the way for normalization of parliamentary life

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In Tirana summit, Ukrainian President Zelensky thanks Albania for support, seeks joint munitions production

In Tirana summit, Ukrainian President Zelensky thanks Albania for support, seeks joint munitions production

TIRANA, Feb. 28, 2024 – Making his first visit to Albania, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Balkan nations, and Albania in particular, for support in countering Russian aggression in his country, calling specifically for cooperation in munitions production, which Ukraine

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In show of unity, Albanian opposition holds massive anti-government rally as PM’s rule shows cracks

In show of unity, Albanian opposition holds massive anti-government rally as PM’s rule shows cracks

TIRANA, Feb. 22, 2024 – With a sea of people filling Tirana’s main boulevard, Albania’s opposition has held its largest protest rally in months in a show of strength and unity, following the merger of two factions of the main

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