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4.3 magnitude quake hits Albania

A powerful earthquake hit Tirana and Durres this afternoon 17:21 this afternoon. The quake had a magnitude of 4 on the Richter scale and was widely felt in Albania, says EMSC. The quake was only 2 kilometers deep. Its epicenter was in the Adriatic Sea, 34 km northwest of Tirana and 19 km near Mamurras. The quake affected Tirana, Lezha ...

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Wadephul urges parties to overcome differences, to guarantee the right to vote in line with EU/OSCE standards

CDU / CSU Vice President in the Bundestag Johann Wadephul reacts to the agreement reached between the political parties on the elections. He stated that the work must continue because free voting and elections according to OSCE standards are a condition for integration. “The agreement between the government and the opposition on an important part of the electoral reform should encourage ...

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Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of essential importance to Albanian justice and must be met ahead the first membership conference

German Ambassador Peter Zingraf issued a statement today on the functioning of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court, reiterating that they continue to be important elements from the German point of view and of essential importance for Albanian justice in the first place, so according to him these tasks should be fulfilled before the first membership conference. Zingraf emphasizes ...

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The Socialists want 9 May 2021 for the date of the next general elections

The Socialist government seems unwilling to delay a single minute of the next election. The leader of the socialist parliamentary group, Taulant Balla, proposed May 9, 2021, after reaching an agreement on Electoral Reform. “May 9, 2021 would be a meaningful date. I think when the President of the Republic thinks about the date of the elections to review this ...

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Mandatory COVID-19 testing at the border and quarantine for those entering Kosovo removed

Citizens entering Kosovo will not be subject to quarantine for seven days, while for compulsory testing for COVID-19, while those entering the border crossings, including Albanians from Albania, will be controlled by medical teams at border crossings. “With the opening of the borders, NIPHK recommends a detailed control for all passengers entering Kosovo, receiving accurate records of their place of ...

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European Commission is expected to propose today the negotiating framework for Albania

The European Commission is expected to propose today the negotiating framework for Albania and North Macedonia. The achievement of the consensus between the majority and the opposition on Electoral Reform, one of the conditions of the European Council set in October 2019 for Albania, is expected to facilitate access of member states to set a date for the joint conference ...

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COVID-19 updates

The number of people affected by coronavirus in our country continues to increase, reaching to 1263 people, with 17 new cases in the last 24 hours. Of them, 8 in Tirana, 6 in Shkodra and 3 in Kamez. From the tests, it turned out that 3 affected are health personnel.The new cases, according to the Ministry of Health, came out ...

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First exam of the high school graduates, Minister Shahini delivers supporting speech

The Ministry of Education Besa Shahini wished success to the graduates who on Monday, June 8 have the first exam of the State Matura, while also announcing the end of the school year. “We managed to close this difficult school year, thanks to the resilience of the students, the patience of the parents and the extraordinary commitment of our teachers ...

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17 new healthcare centers build in Tirana in 1 year

Prime Minister Edi Rama continues to defend his healthcare policies during his years in office. On Monday morning, he brought a video on social networks, emphasizing that in just one year in Tirana, 17 health centers have been reconstructed from scratch. “Good morning! And with the ruins of the last 20 years, the collapse of the health system, which is ...

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Electoral Reform/OSCE and EU: Now the changes must be approved by the Assembly

The OSCE and the EU have reacted immediately after reaching an agreement on electoral reform. The OSCE has called for these changes to be approved by the Assembly as soon as possible. “The OSCE presence in Albania welcomes the cross-party agreement on electoral reform, in line with OSCE / ODIHR recommendations, an essential process that we have supported for years. ...

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