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Albania: Country in Southeast Europe
Albania, officially the Republic of Albania, is a country in Southeast Europe on the Adriatic and Ionian Sea within the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, North Macedonia to the east, Greece to the south and a maritime border with Italy to the west.

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Albania launches online billing to fight tax evasion

Albania will roll out an online invoicing system in January to stop businesses evading taxes, raise revenue and bring the tax system into line with practices in the European Union which it wants to..
Reuters - Published

On Albania border patrol, EU's Frontex helps tackle migrant flow

Patrolling dirt paths on sun-baked hills bordering Greece, a European police team is helping Albania intercept more of the migrants trying to reach European Union states to the north.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Albania

Albania at 'end of the beginning' of EU accession talks, says ambassador [Video]Albania at 'end of the beginning' of EU accession talks, says ambassador

Albania at "end of the beginning" of EU accession talks, says ambassador

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:52Published

Protesters occupy Albanian National Theatre in attempt to save historic building [Video]Protesters occupy Albanian National Theatre in attempt to save historic building

The fate of Albania’s national theatre remains in the balance as protesters continue their occupation. They’re fighting a battle with the government who’ve awarded a bid to knock the 1939..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:29Published

The Brief: Albania PM defends decision to hold disputed elections [Video]The Brief: Albania PM defends decision to hold disputed elections

Albania's prime minister Edi Rama has defended his decision to hold disputed elections in June. Speaking exclusively to Euronews he also slammed the opposition's decision to boycott the vote.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:07Published

Albanian opposition resume protest to oust PM [Video]Albanian opposition resume protest to oust PM

Albanian opposition resume protest to oust PM

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:24Published

A disputed election leaves Albania's democracy in tatters [Video]A disputed election leaves Albania's democracy in tatters

Ballot monitors say Albanian voters 'did not have a meaningful choice' in Sunday's local elections.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Polls close in Albania municipal election boycotted by opposition [Video]Polls close in Albania municipal election boycotted by opposition

Opposition leaders had threatened to interfere with the polls they boycotted as part of the anti-government protests.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Albania local elections: Opposition refuses to take part [Video]Albania local elections: Opposition refuses to take part

Voting will be held to elect mayors and local councils in 61 districts.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Albania heads into divisive local elections [Video]Albania heads into divisive local elections

Main opposition parties have refused to field candidates and have told their voters to stay home.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

Tirana mayor warns against Albania being 'the Pyongyang of Europe' [Video]Tirana mayor warns against Albania being 'the Pyongyang of Europe'

The country had been scheduled to go to the polls this weekend, but several of the largest opposition parties announced they would boycott the vote, unhappy with recent judicial reforms.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:54Published

Albania's challenge: Rural counties left behind [Video]Albania's challenge: Rural counties left behind

Rural areas near the Montenegro border complain of government neglect - or worse - that makes their survival difficult.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

 

Albanian police arrest Russian 'Islamic State fighter'

A Russian national accused of fighting for the Islamic State militant group against Syrian government forces was arrested in Albania and will be extradited to Russia, Albanian police said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Albanian opposition resume protest to oust PM

Albanian opposition supporters rallied on Monday in their tenth national protest since February to pressure Prime Minister Edi Rama to quit over what they say is election fraud.
Reuters - Published

Poland scolds EU over delayed accession talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Polish President Andrzej Duda scolded the European Union on Friday for delaying accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia, days after the EU's current eastern European members lost out in a..
Reuters - Published

West calls on Albanians to avoid violence in disputed election

European bodies and the United States called on Albanian parties on Friday to avoid violence during mayoral elections, due to be held across the country on Sunday despite being declared illegal by the..
Reuters - Published

Danish police arrest 31 people in European drug probe

Danish police said on Wednesday they had arrested 31 people as part of an international investigation into an organized criminal network with roots in Albania, suspected of smuggling drugs and weapons.
Reuters - Published

Albanian opposition supporters scuffle with police before elections

Albanian opposition supporters scuffled with police outside vote-counting centres on Wednesday and burned voting equipment at three locations in a dispute over whether to hold local elections on June..
Reuters - Published

EU delays decision on membership talks with Albania, North Macedonia

European Union governments failed on Tuesday to make good on a promise to open membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, which face further delays to their hopes of joining the bloc due to..
Reuters - Published

Italy pushes for EU-North Macedonia talks despite German, Cypriot hurdles

A majority of EU governments led by Italy sought on Tuesday to make good on a promise to open EU membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, which face further delays to their hopes of joining..
Reuters - Published

EU at odds over Albania, Macedonia joining; Cyprus threatens veto over Turkey

European Union states were at loggerheads on Monday over starting talks with Albania and North Macedonia to enter the bloc, while Cyprus threatened to veto any agreement on future enlargement unless..
Reuters - Published

Albania, eyeing EU, approves laws against money-laundering

Albania's parliament approved a series of laws on Monday aimed at plugging holes in legislation against money laundering as part of efforts to persuade the European Union to launch accession talks.
Reuters - Published

Macedonia on track for EU accession talks but not Albania: diplomats

North Macedonia is likely to win European Union support to start membership talks later this year, diplomats say, but its Balkan neighbor Albania faces opposition in France, Germany and the..
Reuters - Published

Albania busts gang trafficking migrants into EU, arrests eight

Albanian police said on Wednesday they had broken up a criminal gang trafficking Syrian, Turkish and Iraqi migrants to western Europe from Greece and had arrested eight people including the Turkish..
Reuters - Published

Albanian president cancels vote; PM wants him gone

Albanian President Ilir Meta called off local elections set for June 30, but the government accused him of breaking the law and declared he should be thrown out of office.
Reuters - Published

Opposition rallies again to get Albanian PM to quit

Supporters of Albanian opposition parties rallied on Saturday to ask Prime Minister Edi Rama to quit and pave the way to fresh polls, dispersing after throwing firecrackers and flares to police who..
Reuters - Published

Quakes in Albania damage 100 homes, four injured

Six earthquakes in the space of two hours, the first with a magnitude of 5.3, shook south-eastern Albania on Saturday, injuring four people and causing damage to 100 houses, authorities and..
Reuters - Published

Albanian opposition rally renews call for PM to quit

Albanian opposition supporters took to the streets again on Saturday in a mostly peaceful protest, the sixth national one in three months, calling on Prime Minister Edi Rama to step down to pave the..
Reuters - Published

EU border guards start Albania migration watch

The European Union's Frontex border agency deployed on Tuesday for the first time outside the EU, setting up on Albania's border with Greece to help fight illegal migration and crime.
Reuters - Published

Albanian protesters hurl petrol bombs, seek snap polls

Albanian opposition protesters hurled petrol bombs at the entrance of Prime Minister Edi Rama's office on Saturday, after three months of demonstrations calling for him to quit over alleged election..
Reuters - Published

Albanian opposition blocks roads in push for snap polls

Several thousand supporters of Albania's opposition parties blocked national roads in a dozen towns on Thursday evening, the latest in three months of protests to try to push the government to accept..
Reuters - Published

Albania deploys army to guard airport after second money heist

The Albanian government ordered troops to guard the country's international airport and criticized the Chinese company that runs the facility on Wednesday, a day after armed robbers seized bags of cash..
Reuters - Published

Albanian police kill gunman in airport cash heist

Police killed one of several gunmen in an exchange of fire on Tuesday after they broke into Albania's international airport and drove away with a shipment of money, police said.
Reuters - Published

Albanian police disperse protesters with tear gas and water cannon

Albanian police used tear gas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse protestors trying to break into parliament after marching twice around a nearby government building in a campaign for early..
Reuters - Published

Albanian opposition urges snap election as protesters rally outside parliament

Albania's main opposition leader on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Edi Rama to call a snap election over allegations of corruption and vote fraud, as anti-government protesters rallied outside..
Reuters - Published

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