Albania

Pop stars rally for Albania following deadly earthquake

British-Kosovar stars Dua Lipa and Rita Ora and US singer Bebe Rexha, post messages of support as death toll nears 50.

Pop stars rally for Albania following deadly earthquake

Albania

Fear, evacuations and introspection in Albania after deadly quake

Death toll nears 50, with one man watching his wife, mother and children pulled from rubble.

Albania

Albania earthquake death toll rises to 40

Defence ministry says 10 more victims found, lifting death toll to 40 as foreign experts help clear away debris.

Albania earthquake death toll rises to 40

Albania

Foreign rescuers step in as Albania quake death toll passes 30

Rescuers pull more than 40 survivors from rubble as several European countries send help with relief efforts.

Foreign rescuers step in as Albania quake death toll passes 30

Europe

Albania earthquake: Several killed in a magnitude 6.4 tremor

Strongest earthquake to hit Albania in decades topples buildings, kills at least six and injures dozens.

Albania

Over dozen people dead as powerful quake rocks Albania

Major earthquake hits Tirana and surrounding region, causing devastation and panic as search for survivors continues.

Opinion

Did Macron kill the EU enlargement dream?

Macron's veto against the accession of North Macedonia and Albania brought the future of the EU into question.

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Europe

Anger over EU's 'historic mistake' on Skopje, Tirana

A handful of countries led by France block European Union membership talks for North Macedonia and Albania.

Anger over EU's 'historic mistake' on Skopje, Tirana

The Listening Post

Targeted: The journalists reporting politics and crime in Albania

In Albania, reporting on corruption and the links between politics and organised crime can have serious consequences.

The Listening Post

'Normalcy' vs reality: Conflicting narratives about Kashmir

Foreign press and Indian media see Kashmir very differently. Plus, the challenge of investigative journalism in Albania.

Albania

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.

A disputed election leaves Albania's democracy in tatters

Albania

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.

Albania

Albania heads into divisive local elections

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

Albania heads into divisive local elections

Europe

Albania's president announces new election date, contradicts PM

Prime minister dismisses date change as president pushes local elections to October 13 due to opposition boycott.

Albania's president announces new election date, contradicts PM

Democracy

Will Albania abandon democracy?

Elections are set for June 30 but an escalating political crisis could derail the vote.

Will Albania abandon democracy?