Albania

Ex-Kosovo Leader Denies Organ Trade

Agim Ceku, Kosovo’s former prime minister and a former commander of Kosovo’s Liberation Army, KLA, told a Montenegrin TV that he did not know of any organised trade in human organs harvested from kidnapped Kosovo Serbs, referring to such claims as ”biased”. “These are such monstrous accusations that they deserve …

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Kosovo appeals court clears Albanian in bus bombing

Pristina,  – European Union judges in a Kosovo appeals court cleared an Albanian man who had previously been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2001 bombing of a Serbian bus, local reports said Friday. The appeals court ruled Thursday that the evidence against Florim Ejupi was insufficient for …

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Albanians Protest on Deadly Blast Anniversary

Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters protested on Sunday on the first anniversary of a deadly blast at an army depot outside Tirana, calling on Prime Minister Sali Berisha to quit and to stop his attacks on the justice system. After holding a rally in the village of Gerdec, the site …

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Albanian PM Urged To Quit On Anniversary Of Blast Tragedy

TIRANA, Albania (AFP)–Several thousand Albanians demonstrated in the center of Tirana on Sunday to voice their anger at the government one year on from an explosion at an army munitions which killed 26 people. The protesters denounced the “state corruption” and chanted they would “never forget” as they recalled the …

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Albania’s Berisha says he’ll leave politics if DP loses June

TIRANA, Albania — Prime Minister Sali Berisha announced on Saturday (March 14th) that he will leave politics if his ruling Democratic Party (DP) loses the parliamentary elections in June. At the same time, he expressed confidence about DP’s chances, given the country’s “great successes, both domestic and international, for the …

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Panel Frees Albanian Jailed for Kosovo Bus Bombing

Florim Ejupi has been found not guilty of bombing a bus in Kosovo by a panel of international judges. A panel of international judges ordered the release of an ethnic Albanian convicted of a 2001 bus bombing that killed 11 Serbs in Kosovo, a spokeswoman said on Friday. Florim Ejupi …

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Albania increases deposit guarantee

TIRANA, Albania—Albania’s government has increased its guarantee on bank deposits to euro25,000 ($32,034) from euro5,433 previously, an effort to build confidence in the banking system, the state press office said Friday. The government decision also aims to reassure more than 1 million Albanian immigrants that their deposits would be safer …

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Albania to Assess Climate Change Risk to Energy Sector

Climate change is already occurring and early action to manage the risks that changing climate trends pose to existing energy infrastructure in Albania may reduce vulnerability and increase the resilience of the sector as it moves forward, according to the World Bank. In the coming decades, Albania is facing the …

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Albania Opposition Ahead In Poll

Albania’s opposition Socialist party is ahead of the ruling Democrats of Prime Minister Sali Berisha in voter preference three months before June’s general elections, according to a poll conducted by Zogby International for broadcaster Top Channel TV. In the poll released on Tuesday, 39 per cent of respondents said they …

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