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Albanian president sues justice minister, 2 top officials

Feb. 24, 2020 10:39 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president on Monday sued the justice minister and two top officials for violating the constitution, the latest step he has taken against the left-wing Socialist Party government he accuses of violating the constitution and of links to organized crime. Ilir Meta accused the...

Albania opposition backs president’s anti-government protest

Feb. 23, 2020 2:19 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party on Sunday supported a call from the country’s president for an anti-government protest and also asked for a new election. Earlier this week, President Ilir Meta called for a rally on March 2 against the left-wing government,...

Albania president calls on people to topple the government

Feb. 19, 2020 9:48 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s president on Wednesday called on the people of his nation to topple the left-wing government, which he accused of violating the country’s constitution and of links to organized crime. President Ilir Meta said at a news conference that he hopes people will come...

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama arrives for an EU-Western Balkans meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)

Over 1 billion euros pledged for Albania quake rebuilding

Feb. 17, 2020 12:58 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors have committed over a billlion euros in relief for Albania in the wake of last year's earthquake. The European Union led the pledging of aid at a special conference gathering funds to rebuild anything from homes and businesses to hospitals which were destroyed in the...

Albin Kurti, the newly elected prime minister of Kosovo is congratulated by lawmakers after the new government was elected in the capital Pristina, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.  Kosovo's parliament convened on Monday to vote in a new prime minister after four months of talks between the country's two main parties.(AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Kosovo's new PM visits Albania in first official trip abroad

Feb. 11, 2020 7:59 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The new prime minister of Kosovo traveled to Albania for his first official trip Tuesday but while there resisted the idea of participating in a regional cooperation initiative that would improve both countries' chances of becoming European Union members in the future. . The leaders...

European Council President Charles Michel arrives to a meeting with North Macedonia's President Stevo Pendarovski, at the presidential office in Skopje, North Macedonia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. European Council President Charles Michel is expected to discuss with the country's senior officials the new EU negotiation methodology and the course of the reform process in North Macedonia. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

EU plans intensive talks on future enlargement procedure

Jan. 24, 2020 5:03 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The President of the European Council said on Friday the bloc will be holding intensive discussions in coming weeks on how future enlargement should be managed. Charles Michel, who was in the Albanian capital, Tirana, to meet with Prime Minister Edi Rama, said all member countries...

OSCE Chairperson in Office, Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama, left, and Ukrainian Minister for Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystayko attend a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukraine asks OSCE to expand its monitoring mission

Jan. 20, 2020 7:44 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has asked the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to expand its monitoring mission in the country, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said Monday after a meeting with the organization's chairman. The OSCE's special monitoring mission has been present in Ukraine...