Edi Rama

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Kosovo president Hashim Thaci with  Albanian prime minister  Edi Rama  in Pristina, Kosovo, on Monday. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Kosovo’s president Hashim Thaci has received staunch backing from neighbouring Albania after announcing that he will resign immediately if a judge dec(...)

  Rescue teams and firefighters carry a victim found under the rubble of a collapsed building in the town of Durres, western Albania on Thursday after the strongest earthquake in decades hit the country.  Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP via Getty Images

Hope is fading in Albania of finding more survivors following an earthquake that killed at least 41 people, injured almost 700 and made thousands home(...)

Rescue workers remove debris from a collapsed building in Thumane, northwest of capital Tirana, after an earthquake hit Albania. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

At least 21 people are dead and 600 injured after an earthquake struck Albania, flattening buildings, tearing open roads and prompting countries acros(...)

The House of Leaves in Tirana, the former headquarters of communist Albania’s infamous Sigurimi secret police, is now open to visitors as a museum. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Sometime during the seven years, three months and 10 days that he spent locked in a labour camp in communist Albania, architect and painter Maks Velo (...)

The Great Mosque of Tirana, which Turkey is building for €30m in the Albanian capital, will be the biggest mosque in the Balkans. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

By the time he turned 40, Ahmet had co-written 14 Turkish television series and worked in theatre and film, and was raising a son and a daughter with (...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev: “I believe that on April 12th the citizens will make a wise choice that will trace the road on which we, the politicians, should lead the country.” Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP

Nato has reassured North Macedonia that it will soon be a fully-fledged member of the alliance, after it called snap elections in response to the Euro(...)

Albanian prime minister Edi Rama said his country was “collateral damage” in the EU’s internal disputes. Photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP

North Macedonia and Albania reacted with dismay on Friday to a decision by member states not to start accession talks with the two Balkan candidate co(...)

An Albanian opposition supporter clashes with  police  during a rally called by the opposition to demand the resignation of  interior minister Fatmir Xhafaj in Tirana, Albania, in May 2018. His brother was suspected of drug smuggling. File photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP/Getty

Klodiana Lala draws a triangle in the air to explain the power structure she explores as one of Albania’s leading investigative journalists. “I see p(...)

Albania’s prime minister Edi Rama: “In 10 years’ time it will be a different place and we will have a state that functions totally differently.”  Photograph:  Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Psychedelic shapes swarm over the walls of Edi Rama’s office and coloured pencils and paints cover his desk, but they cannot brighten the mood of the (...)

 Head of Albania’s opposition Democrats Lulzim Basha addressing supporters during a protest in Tirana on June 21st. Photograph:  Malton Dibra/EPA

The European Union has urged Albanians to avoid violence amid rising tension before Sunday’s local elections, which the country’s president wants to p(...)

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