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Western Balkan leaders pleased with EU investment plan

Jun. 10, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Western Balkan leaders meeting in the Albanian capital Tirana Thursday voiced satisfaction with a large investment plan announced for the region by the European Union — which they all hope to join some day. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama...

Albanian Parliament impeaches president for vote comments

Jun. 09, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian Parliament on Wednesday impeached President Ilir Meta for violating the constitution and discharged him from the post. In an extraordinary session, the parliament voted 104-7 to discharge the president. Three abstained. The final...

Albania parliament to vote on president’s impeachment June 9

May. 31, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's parliament on Monday decided to hold an extraordinary session next week on the impeachment of the country’s president for allegedly violating the constitution. The session will be held June 9 following a report by an investigative...

Albania parliament committee recommends impeaching president

May. 28, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian parliamentary committee issued a report Friday recommending that the country’s president be impeached for violating the constitution and fired. The investigative committee concluded that President Ilir Meta violated 16 articles of...

Albanian president calls impeachment probe committee illegal

May. 18, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s president refused Tuesday to appear before a parliamentary committee that is investigating whether he violated the country's constitution and should be impeached. President Ilir Meta sent a 28-page long document to parliament in which...

Albania prime minister set on firing the country’s president

May. 10, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s prime minister expressed his determination Monday to remove the president from his post, claiming he has embarrassed the country. Prime Minister Edi Rama said President Ilir Meta should be discharged. Rama’s Socialist Party has...

Albanian lawmakers to investigate president for impeachment

May. 07, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Lawmakers in Albania agreed Friday to form an investigative committee to decide whether to impeach the country’s president, whom the governing Socialist Party accuses of violating the constitution by taking political sides in an election last month. ...

Albania’s Socialists seek to impeach nation's president

May. 03, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Lawmakers from Albania’s governing left-wing Socialist Party have started an impeachment process against the country’s president, who they accuse of violating the constitution during the last election, one of their leaders said Monday. Taulant...

Albania's Socialists win election, gain 3rd straight mandate

Apr. 27, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s left-wing Socialist Party has secured its third consecutive mandate in a parliamentary election, winning nearly one in two votes and enough seats in parliament to govern alone, electoral authorities said on Tuesday. The Central...

Albania: Preliminary poll results show Socialists ahead

Apr. 26, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Preliminary results on Monday showed the ruling Socialist Party ahead in Albania’s parliamentary election. With half of the votes counted, the left-wing Socialists of Prime Minister Edi Rama have 49% of the votes, followed by the main opposition...