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Albanian opposition supporters scuffle with police before elections

19 Jun 2019

TIRANA Albanian opposition supporters scuffled with police outside vote-counting centres on Wednesday and burnt voting equipment at three locations in a dispute over whether to hold local elections on June 30.

Albania, eyeing EU, approves laws against money-laundering

17 Jun 2019

TIRANA Albania's parliament approved a series of laws on Monday aimed at plugging holes in legislation against money laundering as part of efforts to persuade the European Union to launch accession talks.

Albanian president cancels vote; PM wants him gone

10 Jun 2019

TIRANA Albanian President Ilir Meta called off local elections set for June 30, but the government accused him of breaking the law and declared he should be thrown out of office.

Opposition rallies again to get Albanian PM to quit

08 Jun 2019

TIRANA Supporters of Albanian opposition parties rallied on Saturday to ask Prime Minister Edi Rama to quit and pave the way to fresh polls, dispersing after throwing firecrackers and flares to police who responded with water jets and tear gas.

Albanian opposition rally renews call for PM to quit

25 May 2019

TIRANA Albanian opposition supporters took to the streets again on Saturday in a mostly peaceful protest, the sixth national one in three months, calling on Prime Minister Edi Rama to step down to pave the way for early elections.

Shell sees significant oil discovery in Albania

24 May 2019

TIRANA Shell Upstream Albania B.V. said on Friday initial tests showed "a flow potential of several thousand barrels of oil per day" from its Shpirag 4 well in central Albania, and it needed more work to determine its commercial volume.

Shell sees significant oil discovery in Albania

24 May 2019

TIRANA, May 24 Shell Upstream Albania B.V. said on Friday initial tests showed "a flow potential of several thousand barrels of oil per day" from its Shpirag 4 well in central Albania, and it needed more work to determine its commercial volume.

EU border guards start Albania migration watch

21 May 2019

TIRANA The European Union's Frontex border agency deployed on Tuesday for the first time outside the EU, setting up on Albania's border with Greece to help fight illegal migration and crime.

Maltreated lions rescued from Albanian zoo head to Dutch sanctuary

09 May 2019

TIRANA Zhaku, Lenci and Bobby, three lions whose miserable plight in a private Albanian zoo stirred uproar and led the Albanian government to order their rescue, began their journey to a Dutch big cat centre on Tuesday, from where they will hopefully be returned to the wild. | Video

Albanian central bank holds rates, promises stimulus

08 May 2019

TIRANA, May 8 Albania's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at a record-low 1 percent on Wednesday, promising stimulus over the medium term and to normalise policy carefully.

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