EU, US urge Albania’s opposition to keep protests peaceful

Europe 05/25/19, 11:23

The European Union, the United States and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have called on Albania's opposition to avoid violence in its protests and to hold talks resolve the country's political deadlock.The center-right Democratic Party-led opposition was ...

US, Europe condemn violence in Albania opposition rallies

Europe 05/13/19, 10:46

The U.S. and European Union lawmakers are calling on Albania's center-right opposition parties to restrain from violence in their anti-government protests.Protests over the weekend turned violent with opposition supporters showering police officers with Molotov cocktails while police responding with tear ...

Albanian opposition demands fresh polls in anti-govt rally

Europe 05/11/19, 13:49

Albanian opposition parties on Saturday held a protest in Tirana, calling for the left-wing government to resign and for an early parliamentary election.Thousands of supporters of the center-right opposition gathered in front of the main government building at Tirana's main ...

Albanian opposition clashes with police in anti-govt protest

Europe 04/13/19, 13:38

Albanian opposition parties on Saturday rallied in Tirana, calling for the government's resignation and an early parliamentary election.Thousands of opposition supporters from around the country showed up at Tirana's main Martyrs of the Nation boulevard holding anti-government posters and slogans, ...

Albania opposition protests against governing Socialists

Europe 02/26/19, 14:18

Supporters of Albania's opposition threw flares and torched a car tire outside the country's parliament Tuesday in an attempt to block ruling lawmakers entering the building amid calls for the government to quit.The center-right Democratic Party-led opposition claims the leftist ...

Albanian opposition holds anti-govt rally, demands new vote

Europe 02/21/19, 04:44

Albanian opposition supporters have surrounded the parliament building and are demanding that the government resign, claiming it's corrupt and has links to organized crime.Hundreds of police and rolls of barbed wire are protecting the parliament building in downtown Tirana, the ...

Albania opposition leader fined for defaming ruling lawmaker

Europe 01/21/19, 12:08

An Albanian court has convicted the main opposition Democratic Party leader of defamation over drug-related allegations he made against a senior governing lawmaker.Democratic leader Lulzim Basha was fined 50,000 lek ($455) in a ruling by a Tirana district court judge ...

Thousands of Albanian students step up rally against fees

Europe 12/11/18, 07:33

Public university students protesting the cost of tuition fees have gathered for the largest rally to date, threatening to escalate it unless their demands are met.Thousands of students on Tuesday held posters, blew vuvuzelas and shouted "Lower the tariffs!" in ...

Police take lions, others away from private zoo in Albania

Europe 10/28/18, 09:31

Albanian authorities have forced their way into a private zoo and removed 12 animals due to fears they were malnourished.Members of Four Paws, an international animal welfare charity, move a metal cage outside Safari Zoo Park in Mbrostar, about 100 ...

74 years on, 7 UK WWII airmen laid to rest in Albania

Europe 10/24/18, 06:35

It was Sgt. John Thompson's ring that enabled searchers to locate his remains and those of six other British military personnel from a plane that crashed in Albania during World War II.Seventy-four years after they were killed carrying out a ...

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