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?

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Ilir Meta: Decision to cancel Albania polls 'cannot be contested'

Albania's president defends his position to cancel elections as parliament begins a process to remove him.

Ilir Meta: Decision to cancel Albania polls 'cannot be contested'

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PM Edi Rama: Albania is Europe's bleeding organ

Prime Minister Edi Rama discusses Albania's political crisis and why he thinks the country is not ready to join the EU.

Europe

Albanian parliament censures president for cancelling local polls

PM Edi Rama vows to go ahead with local government elections on June 30, calling President Ilir Meta's action 'insane'.

Albanian parliament censures president for cancelling local polls

Europe

No compromise in sight for Albania's deadlocked politicians

Albania's president warns of 'uncontrollable consequences' if local elections go ahead on June 30.

No compromise in sight for Albania's deadlocked politicians

Europe

Albania's president cancels local polls citing political tension

There have been more protests in Albania accusing the government of corruption and demanding the prime minister quits.

Albania

Albania government denies links to organised crime

Protesters say the government in Tirana has failed to crack down on criminal gangs.

Albania government denies links to organised crime

Kosovo

Victims of largest mass killing in Kosovo remembered

On April 27, 1999, Serbian forces killed 376 ethnic Albanian Muslims and Catholics in Meja as they sought refuge.

'They took him from my hands': Kosovo War massacre remembered

Europe

Albania project to boost tourism 'violating land rights'

The Albanian government claimed the land last November in a decision not ratified by Parliament or signed by the president.

European Union

Political divisions widen in Albania as EU decision nears

Poverty, crime, corruption and political instability are testing the EU-aspiring country

Political divisions widen in Albania as EU decision nears

Albania

Albanian opposition demands prime minister to resign

Albania opposition stages rally with thousands accusing the government of having links to organised crime.

Albanian opposition demands prime minister to resign

Albania

Rain and quick thaw brings flooding to the Balkans

Early spring after a harsh winter brings the inevitable spring flood to Serbia and Albania.

Rain and quick thaw brings flooding to the Balkans

Europe

Thousands in Albania call for PM's resignation

Opposition supporters call on Prime Minister Edi Rama to resign over his cabinet's alleged links to organised crime.

Thousands of Albanians call for Edi Rama's resignation