Politics

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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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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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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President Meta supports the candidature of Gerarta Balla for the elections of the European Parliament

On the verge of the elections for the European Parliament that start on Friday President of the Republic, Ilir Meta congratulated Gerarta Ballo, on the Albanian candidates that runs for Italy. ‘’As an activist and scholar for immigration, with a vast knowledge in diplomacy, Gerarta has stood out as a strong voice for the Albanian community in Italy’’- writes Meta. ...

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Xhaçka: A destabilized Balkans is a threatened Europe

Defense Minister Olta Xhaçka, present at the conference “Security Challenges in the Balkans and the role of foreign actors at the time of the Euro-Atlantic transition” said that Albania and the Western Balkan countries should get integrated as soon as possible in the European Union. Xhaçka underscored that the more this process is delayed, the more the Western Balkans risks ...

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Schütz: Political parties have responsibility to work in the country’s interest and to remain loyal to their voters

German Ambassador to Albania Susanne Schütz attending the security conference in the Balkan region also conveyed a political message. Referring to the political situation where the opposition DP-SMI took to the streets in protests and declaring that they would not take part in the elections, Schütz said that political parties have the responsibility to work in the country’s interest and ...

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President Meta: Albania, a factor of stability in Balkan, Kosovo should incite internal dialogue

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta in his speech during the conference themed ‘’Challenges of Security in Balkan and the role of foreign actors in the time of euroatlantic transition ‘’ declared that the role of Albania in the Balkan region should be a ‘’factor of stability and every step that goes towards nationalism is a living diabolic idea ...

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