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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How Azerbaijan changed energy map of the Caspian Sea

How Azerbaijan changed energy map of the Caspian Sea

By Shahmar Hajiyev, Leading Advisor at the Center for Analysis of International Relations of Azerbaijan Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, crude oil and natural gas have been playing a key role in the geopolitics of the Caspian region.

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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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Vote buying marks Albanian elections

Vote buying marks Albanian elections

The international observers’ preliminary reports on the 25 April elections in Albania, “saw authorities taking advantage of public office and allegations of pervasive vote-buying,” writes the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) through a press statement. According to

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Tom Doshi wins Albania

Tom Doshi wins Albania

The election results are still being counted and there might as well be surprises around the corner.  However, the current consolidated trend with around 40 percent of the national ballots being counted is that the incumbent Socialist Party is likely

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SDP leader Tom Doshi resigns from his MP current mandate and the 25 April elections MP race

SDP leader Tom Doshi resigns from his MP current mandate and the 25 April elections MP race

While the process of vote counting is continuing, the leader of Social Democratic Party Tom Doshi has resigned both from his current mandate as MP, and from his running for MP on the 25 April elections. Tom Doshi addressed a

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Polls officially closed. Turnout almost 48%, slightly higher than 4 years ago

Polls officially closed. Turnout almost 48%, slightly higher than 4 years ago

The polling stations across Albania closed officially at 19:00 as predicted, and soon after that the Central Election Commission (CEC) declared that 1,720,503 Albanians have voted in today’s election, or 47.94% of the voters. During the 2017 parliamentary elections, the

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