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United parliamentary opposition held its sixth national anti-government protest

The united parliamentary opposition held the sixth national protest demanding the resignation of PM Edi Rama at a time when the US, the EU delegation and embassies of EU member states and the OSCE have called for the protest to be peaceful and non-violent. The protesters gathered at around 19.00 blowing horn vuvuzelas and releasing about 500 mini-balloons into the ...

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SHell confirms the potential of a significant oil discovery in Albania

The well-known company Shell has confirmed in a recent statement the potential of a significant oil discovery in Albania. The first tests of Shell Upstream Albania B.V. (Shell) in the Shpirag-4 well near Berat, confirm the potential of oil discovery. The recoverable oil volume from Shpiragu should be further defined through other valuation activities. It was in 2012 when Shell ...

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EU and OSCE Ambassadors back up RTSH transformation

European Union Ambassador to Albania, Luigi Soreca and OSCE Ambassador Bernd Borchardt held a meeting with the General Director of RTSH (ART), Thoma Gëllci, who introduced them with the technological transformation and quality of programs that the public broadcaster has undergone recently but also the difficulties encountered to serve the public interest in an overloaded media market. The director of ...

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Calavera: Upcoming months decisive. Judicial reform passes from transitional phase to full implementation

Director of the Western Balkans in the European Commission and Head of the International Monitoring Mission (IOM) Ruiz Calavera spoke about the recent debate on the justice reform and the absence of the Constitutional Court. Calavera stated that “the lack of quorum in the Constitutional Court was, of course, a very high price to be paid for the transition. We should ...

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President Ilir Meta ready to quit his mandate, to help sort out the crisis

President Ilir Meta issued an official statement underscoring that he will revise the election date decree that has so far been set on June 30. Also, Meta pointed out that he is ready to quit his mandate as President to help resolve the crisis. ‘I express my institutional readiness, in line with the competency given to me by Article 92 ...

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EU ambassador Soreca called upon political parties to carry on the Justice Reform

The international bodies called upon the Albanian politics to be united and continue with the Justice Reform. The ambassador of EU ambassador in Tirana, Luigi Soreca addressing the conference for the monitoring of the judicial system, declared that the Justice Reform has been done in compliance with the constitution. ‘’ The reform is moving forward and is irreversible and is ...

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Meta hosting iftar dinner, politics should be more reflective

Albanian President Ilir Meta while hosting an iftar dinner for the Muslim believers on the occasion of the holy Ramadan month, addressed a speech, delivering messages to politics, underscoring that it should be more reflective and leaving arrogance aside. ‘I wish all Muslim believers a good fasting during these days of sacrifice. Ramadan month is an important month for conveying ...

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June 30th elections, OSCE / ODIHR Mission Delegation meeting with CEC

The Chairman of the Central Elections Commission (CEC), Klement Zguri and Vice Chairman Denar Biba, received in a meeting yesterday the OSCE / ODIHR Mission Delegation chaired by Ambassador Audrey Glover, and comprised of Stefan Szwed, Deputy Head of Mission, Svetlana and Alexey Gromov, Election Advisers. The purpose of the meeting was to acquaint the Mission with the Central Election ...

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Britain backs up accession negotiations opening for Albania

Although London will not be represented at the EU Council in June when accession negotiations  are expected to be opened for Albania and North Macedonia, the British government says it supports the enlargement process. The Director for the Western Balkans at Britain’s Foreign Ministry, Andrew Page, pointed out that UK’s commitment to the Western Balkans is permanent and will continue even ...

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Albania soon to export animal origin products towards China

  Albania is expected that within 2019 to start the export of the products of animal origin towards China. The news was made public by the Minister of Agriculture Bledi Çuçi, during his visit in China with his homologue, Han Chang.  Minister Çuçi was assured by his Chinese counterpart that the process will move forward and within 2019 will be ...

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