The European Commission (EC) has urged Turkey and Western Balkan governments to tackle organized crime and corruption if they want to meet European Union (EU) membership requirements.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has confirmed the authenticity of an internal report that included several controversial third-party allegations of corruption by members of Parliament including the prime minister.
Albania's oppositional Democratic Party has called for the resignation of Sajmir Tahiri, Minister of the Interior, accusing him of protecting criminal groups that smuggle Albanian marijuana to Italy by plane.
Albanian police have arrested a member of Parliament suspected of opening fire with a pistol and injuring one of his constituents, during a brawl over fishing rights to a local lagoon.
Prosecutors in Albania are probing the municipality of Tirana over 17 building permits issued that were signed off by the current chief of the main opposition party, Lulzim Basha.
When British police arrested an Albanian drug dealer red-handed he had an unusual cover story up his sleeve.
Albanian police say they have busted a gang of hired assassins which was being run from the prison cell of a convicted murderer.
Albanian authorities have made eight fresh arrests in their ongoing struggle to control a marijuana-growing enclave in the south of the country.
Convicted drug trafficker Elvis Rroshi has won a second term as mayor of Albania’s Kavaja municipality, near the capital Tirana.
Qazim Sejdini. Pic: FacebookAlbanian media have released a recording of a mayor warning journalists that they could be fired if they ask difficult questions during interviews.
Ambassador Donald LuCorruption within the Albanian justice system is entrenched at all levels, according to a milestone report presented on Monday by the Balkan country’s commission for justice sector reform.
The West Stand at Leyton Orient. Pic: Martin BelamProsecutors in the Albanian capital Tirana have issued arrest warrants for the Italian entrepreneur Francesco Becchetti – majority owner of London’s Leyton Orient football club – along with his mother Liliana Condomitti.
Albanian authorities have arrested nine government officials and pharmacy employees accused of stealing almost 56 million Albanian leks (US$ 449,994) in a healthcare scam.
Thousands of opposition activists took to the streets in Tirana on Thursday, as Albania’s government sank further into a row over accusations that the speaker of Parliament ordered hits on two MPs.
Two pre-dawn bomb blasts struck the Albanian capital Tirana on Tuesday, destroying a pharmacy belonging to the father of the Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri in what the prime minister called a terrorist attack targeted at a new anti-crime campaign.
Top police officials from Albania and Italy met this Monday, Jan. 19, to discuss stepping up coordination in the fight against organized crime.
Albanian police have arrested 11 people including Ermal Hoxha, grandson of former Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha, on suspicion of drug trafficking and firearms possession, as part of a major organized crime sweep.
A Macedonian national accused of belonging to a global identity theft and cyber crime syndicate responsible for US$50 million in financial losses worldwide has pleaded not guilty in a Las Vegas court.
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