ALBANIA

Albania Greeks give Mitsotakis warm welcome
NEWS

In what was described as a historic occasion, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ visit to the ethnic Greek minority of Albania, and specifically Himara (Himare), Livadia (Livadhe) and Dervitsani (Dervican), took place on Thursday in an emotional atmosphere.


Dendias sends subtle but clear message
NEWS

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias conveyed a very subtle but clear message regarding Albania’s European perspective and the consequences of the undermining role played in the Western Balkans by third parties with a revisionist agenda, such as Turkey, during his visit on Wednesday to Tirana.

Gloom hanging over southern Albania set to clear
SOCIETY

“We had other plans for this day. The prime minister’s presence would have been a milestone for the Greeks here. We hope it takes place soon, as we’ve been assured,” the mayor of the southeastern Albanian Dropull-Pogon Municipality, Dimitris Tolis, tells Kathimerini just hours after Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called […]


FM Dendias: EU perspective a one-way road for Albania
NEWS

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said his talks Albanian Foreign Minister Olta Xhacka on Wednesday had focused on accelerating dialogue in Tirana on the basis of the existing political agreement, in order to find a compromise that will allow them to draw up an agreement for referring the issue of delimiting the two countries’ maritime zones and continental shelf for arbitration by the international court at The Hague.


Behind bars no longer, Albania’s last restaurant bear
NEWS

Lying in his cage near a busy Tirana road, Mark the brown bear nibbles listlessly at a pile of bread and lettuce as, just beyond the bars that have kept him captive for more than 20 years, a cat shares in his frugal meal.



PM hopeful Albania dispute will go to Hague
NEWS

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed hope on Tuesday that Albania “will do its part” in order to proceed with the signing of the Athens-Tirana agreement for the referral of their dispute concerning the delimitation of the two countries’ exclusive economic zones (EEZ) to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.


Host Albania has high hopes for EU-Western Balkans summit
NEWS

Albania’s prime minister said Monday that a European Union summit in his country’s capital this week demonstrates the EU’s heightened geostrategic interests in the Western Balkans region during Russia’s war in Ukraine.