Finland supports start of accession talks for Albania
In a meeting with acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Gent Cakaj, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland Timo Soini stated that Finland supports opening of the EU accession negotiations for Albania.During a meeting held in Helsinki, Finland, Foreign Minister Soini confirmed that his country will not only try to vote in favour of ...
Interior minister says elections will be held despite opposition threats
In the midst of a political crisis which has been lasting for the past three months, the Albanian interior minister, Sander Lleshaj declared today that June 30 local elections will be held, despite the oppositions threats that it will not allow elections to be held.In a meeting held with local authorities in the southeastern city of Korça, Lle...
Rama says election date is not on the table
Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama delivered a long press conference today, focusing on the recent political developments in the country and the upcoming elections.According to him, as far as dialogue is concerned, the assistance of the international community in the process of dialogue between opposition leaders and the government to solve t...
Opposition holds another anti-govt demonstration
Opposition in Albania held another big demonstration last evening in the capital Tirana in a bid to convince socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama to resign and announce early general elections.The opposition leader, Lulzim Basha told the crowd of demonstrators, who had gathered in front of the prime ministers office, that the opposition was the o...
Lower roaming come into effect on 1 July, no charges after 2021
Starting from July 1 this year, Albania will apply lower mobile roaming charges with countries of the region, based on a document drafted by the Authority of Electronic and Postal Communications. According to this authority, there will be a gradual reduction of roaming charges with countries of the region until these charges are ultimately scrapped...
Agriculture and commerce, the lowest paid sectors in the country
Unfortunately, the sectors with the lowest average pays are the ones who employ the largest number of people.People who work in agriculture, commerce or craftsmanship are the lowest paid jobs in Albania. This is confirmed by experts of statistics, according to which theres a big difference between these sectors and other sectors of the country....
Balkan leaders: EU enlargement is a geo-strategic issue!
We call on European Union to consider the enlargement of Western Balkans as an issue of geopolitical importance.This was the appeal launched by leaders of the BrdoBrijun Process at the end of their summit in Tirana, adding that the full integration of Western Balkans is an important factor for the European stability.We would like to st...
Interview with leader of the Democratic Alliance Party, Eduart Abazi
An inclusive reform is immediate and everyone must be involved and agree on this. This was said in an interview for Albanian Free Press by chairman of the Democratic Alliance Party, Eduart Abazi, adding that its impossible to finalize the electoral reform by the June 30 electionsInterviewed for Albanian Free Press by Albert ZholiWhat ...
Interview with former democrat lawmaker Kozma Dashi
Prime Minister Edi Rama should have resigned a long time ago, but there will be a political solution to this difficult situation. This is the opinion of former Democratic Party MP for Fier, Kozma Dashi. According to him, only a fair political solution will be able to break this unprecedented gridlock.Interviewed for Albanian Fre...