A new National Agency for Natural Resources

The executive created the National Agency for Natural Resources that will take care of the monitoring of minerals, hydrocarbons and hydro energy resources. It will consult, suggest and collaborate with the proper government institutions for policies in such spheres. It

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Cannabis and a speedboat found in Vlora

VLORA, July 23 – Police said Sunday they had arrested a person who owned a speedboat and some 300 kilograms of cannabis found in it. Police found the drugs and the six-meter long speedboat in the Bay of Bristan, Karaburun

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A number of arrests of sentenced persons

TIRANA, July 25 – Police arrested a number of persons who had been sentenced to prison terms or under investigation for different crimes, but were still at large. Police in central city of Elbasan arrested Artan Halili, 24, accused of

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Albanian parliament votes to oust prosecutor-general

TIRANA, July 24 – Albanian parliament voted Monday to oust Prosecutor-General Theodhori Sollaku for mishandling and abusing his post, a move that should be then approved by the country’s president. Parliament’s Democratic Party-led majority of Prime Minister Sali Berisha voted

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Moisiu to visit the States invited by former President Clinton

TIRANA, July 24 – Albanian President Alfred Moisiu will go to a visit in the United States in September to take part at the “Clinton Global Initiative,” the press office reported Monday. Moisiu was invited by former President Bill Clinton

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5 Uighurs win asylum in Albania

TIRANA, July 26 – The Five Chinese Muslims released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay have received asylum in Albania, the Interior Ministry reported Wednesday. The five Uighurs, sheltered at a refugee center in Tirana suburbs where no one

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LSI head wants OSCE interference for the electoral reform

TIRANA, July 25 – Leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI) Ilir Meta said Tuesday that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe should immediately interfere in the electoral reform in the country as it was its report

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Parliament vote to spark a row with president

TIRANA, July 24 – The parliament vote to oust Prosecutor-General Theodhori Sollaku may spark a big row with the country’s President Alfred Moisiu who is entitled to pass or deny such a voting. Moisiu is the institution that nominates and

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Danger from summer fires

LUSHNJA, July 23 – Fire on Sunday destroyed two store places in the southern town of Lushnja. The building belonged to a private company in the flour commerce. Despite the firefighting efforts both store places were totally destroyed. Investigation has

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Accusations on Tirana city hall abuse

TIRANA, July 25 – In the peak of the political fight in the country, mainly for prosecutor-general, vice Interior Minister Ferdinand Poni makes a statement saying that they had found significant abuse of funding from the Tirana city hall run

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