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Political situation, US State Department calls all parties to participate in elections

The US state department has urged Albanian political parties to participate in the June 18 parliamentary elections. Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, held a meeting with Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati to address common interests in …

DP chairman’s offer, Basha: Let’s change the Constitution, people to elect the President

The first two rounds for the election of the new president have been wasted with no candidates presented. The Democratic Party chairman presented an offer to the majority today, asking for a change of the constitution and the election of …

Vice PM on elections, Peleshi: We do not want elections without opposition

Vice Prime Minister Niko Peleshi declared today that the majority does not want to hold elections without the opposition, but according to him, this is in the opposition’s hands alone, saying: “We should accept that an electoral process without the …

DP MP Bregu meets with us ambassador, Bregu: We discussed political situation, internationals are concerned

Chairwoman for the Commission of Integration, the democratic MP Majlinda Bregu held a meeting today with the US ambassador to Albania, Mr. Donald Lu. In a media statement, MP Bregu declared that it was a work meeting and the delicate …

Union with Kosovo, US Ambassadors: Such statements undermine regional stability

US ambassador to Albania and US ambassador to Kosovo have condemned the statements for a possible union between Albania and Kosovo, made by Albanian Prime Minister and Kosovo’s President. Ambassadors Lu and Delawie declared that the leaders were careless and …

Attorney general accuses state police, Llalla: Narcotics is destroyed without prosecutor’s presence

Minister of Justice Petrit Vasili went to the Attorney General today to submit the recommendations of the Albanian government for criminal policies. The Minister prioritized the cooperation between the Ministry of Justice and the Attorney General, which was the main …

Woman stands up to armored military vehicle

During protests in Venezuela a woman stood in front of an armored vehicle. Protesters are calling for Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, to step down.   Të parët për lajmin e fundit. Ndiqni Oranews.tv në Facebook dhe në Twitter

Meet the ‘Father of all bombs’

Russia says it has developed a bomb even more powerful than the “Mother of all bombs,” the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal. Meet the “Father of all bombs.” Të parët për lajmin e fundit. Ndiqni Oranews.tv në …

Massive fire at Brit industrial estate as cops declare ‘major incident’

A massive fire has ripped through a Arrow XL warehouse as the police declared a “major incident”. 50 employees were evacuated from the building in the Blackpole Trading Estate, Worcester. More than 50 firefighters deployed to the scene to battle …

Election of president, no candidate was presented in the second round

The second round for the selection of the new president was held today in a plenary session. No candidates were presented, and the third round is scheduled to be held on the upcoming Thursday at 15:00. Assembly Speaker, Ilir Meta, …

PM in parliament, Rama: We do not negotiate the mandate people gave us

In today’s plenary session Prime Minister Edi Rama declared that the government will not negotiate the mandate people have given, which ends on the day the new government will be created. Mr. Rama stated: “We do not negotiate the Constitution …

Early elections, Blushi: Rama and Meta are wasting the rounds deliberately

Speaking in today’s plenary session, MP Ben Blushi accused the Prime Minister and the Assembly Speaker of planning to take the country to early elections. According to Blushi, the SP and SMI requested to postpone the deadline for enrollment of …

Free vote, Berisha: Rama better commits suicide rather than resigning

Former Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha spoke today from the protesters’ tent, calling on all the Democrats to continue their battle for free and fair elections, as according to him, there is no other way out. Mr. Berisha considered the …

FM Bushati in US, Minister of Foreign Affairs received support for the judicial reform

Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati is on an official visit to Washington D.C. where he held meetings with EU officials. The head of the Albanian diplomacy held a number of important meetings, where he received support for the judicial reform. …

‘Learn and win’, SMI Chairman presented the SMI program to students from Fier

The chairman of Socialist Movement for Integration, Ilir Meta, held a meeting today with students from the city of Fier studying in Vocational Secondary Schools. The SMI leader said that this political force has a very special program for education …

Harper Beckham sings Happy Birthday to her mother in heart

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Truck drags driver trapped in car down California highway

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Pedestrian decided to repair the traffic light

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Dog desperately tries to help his friend

Dog is clearly distraught after his friend is run over. Meanwhile, the humans just want to take it for a wok. Të parët për lajmin e fundit. Ndiqni Oranews.tv në Facebook dhe në Twitter

Melania nudges Trump to raise hand during national anthem

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DP should end boycott, Gabriel: Germany does not support parliament’s boycott

The German government, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, do not support the opposition’s parliamentary boycott or its threat to boycott parliamentary elections. Germany’s foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, who is on an official visit to Tirana, urges the Albanian opposition to end …

‘No elections with Edi Rama’, DP chairman: Rama is trying to convince Meta to enter elections together

Following the decision of government allies, Edi Rama and Ilir Meta, to ask for the help of European Popular Parties in arranging dialogue with the opposition, the Democratic Party chairman, Lulzim Basha declared today that the Prime Minister is trying …

Netherlands appeals for dialogue, FM Koenders: Implement vetting; free & fair elections needed

The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Netherlands, Bert Koenders is on an official visit to Tirana. During a joint press conference with the Albanian Foreign Minister, he appealed for the political parties to dialogue, as according to him, this is …

Political crisis, SMI chair Meta: Political conflict must be solved as soon as possible

The chairman of the Socialist Movement for Integration, Ilir Meta held a meeting today with the young people involved in the Youth Movement for Integration in Durres. He emphasized that the political force he leads has always put the country’s …

Albania-China cooperation, Chinese Vice PM held a meeting with Albanian President and PM

The President of Albania, Bujar Nishani, and Prime Minister Edi Rama, met with the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, who is on a two day visit to Albania. President Nishani welcomed Mr. Gaoli in Tirana, considering it …

DP chairman meets with german FM, Basha: We are determined to continue our battle for the people

Democratic Party chairman, Lulzim Basha, held a meeting today with German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel. After the meeting, the DP chairman declared that the opposition will continue its battle, refusing to abandon the tent. “I had the opportunity to speak …

Turkey referendum: PM claims win as count continues

The Turkish prime minister has claimed victory in the referendum to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan new powers, based on unofficial results. Binali Yildirim was speaking as the count neared completion. With about 99% of ballots counted, “Yes” was on …

Turkey referendum: Polls close in divisive vote on presidential powers

Voting has ended and the count begun in Turkey’s landmark referendum to decide whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan should be granted sweeping new powers. Mr Erdogan’s supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency would modernise the country …

Asking for internationals’ help, Rama and Meta to ask for help from European Popular Parties

Today Prime Minister Edi Rama and the Socialist Movement for Integration chairman, Ilir Meta, held a meeting with the chairs of the respective parliamentary groups, the Minister of Integration and General Secretary of the Prime Minister’s office. During the two …

No solution without provisional govt. DP Chairman: SP- SMI effort to engage EPP is useless

The DP chairman has responded to the ruling coalition’s decision to ask for help from the European Popular Parties’. Only a few minutes after the allies finished their meeting, the DP chairman spoke at the protesters’ tent, insisting on the …

DP chairman on crisis, Basha: We are in such a situation because of Edi Rama

In a statement issued to the media after speaking at the protesters’ tent, the Democratic Party chairman stated that the majority leaders showed they are unaware of the country’s situation or the reasons behind it. “They do not care that …

Blushi calls for dialogue, LIBRA chair: Legitimacy of June 18 elections are at risk

The chairman of LIBRA party, Ben Blushi asked the political parties to start dialogue as soon as possible, as according to him the holding of elections is at risk. Mr. Blushi said: “Time for dialogue is expiring, seriously violating the …

Easter day, Archbishop Janullatos: Live every day with joy

Leaders of both the Orthodox and Catholic church have conveyed their messages of peace and tranquility for this Easter holiday. Archbishop Gjergji Frendo also gave a political message and invited the parties to find a solution through dialogue. Meanwhile, Archbishop …

Easter messages, Archbishop Massafra: We can’t be indifferent to wars, divisions & crimes

Preparations for Orthodox Easter Day have also been made in different cities of the country. The head of the Albanian Bishops’ Conference, Angelo Massafra addressed Orthodox believers from Shkodra and made a special plea to all countries experiencing wars, persecution, …

Dialogue, PM supports President’s initiative for political dialogue

Prime Minister Edi Rama expressed his support of the President’s initiative to sit with all the political parties to dialogue. Speaking to journalists after the plenary session, the Prime Minister said that the Democratic Party should not be afraid and …

‘Rama will not resign’, Former PM Berisha: Rama is a hostage of criminal gangs

On the 56th day of the opposition’s protest, the former Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, declared that the Prime Minister cannot resign as the criminal gangs will not allow him to. Mr. Berisha claimed that the Prime Minister is a hostage …

Against internationals, FM: Basha has made the only shameful statements

Ditmir Bushati, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, responded to the DP leader’s statements calling them shameful and a consequence of panic by the corrupt who are afraid of the justice reform, saying: “For the first time in 27 years, there …

Complaint letter to EC, Opposition: Eduard Auer makes unprecedented requests

The DP chairman held a meeting with his allies, and the opposition parties have decided to send a letter of complaint to the European Commission, in disapproval of Eduard Auer, the European Parliament Head of the Division for Enlargement. Democratic …

June 18 elections, OSCE will deploy 300 short term and 30 long term observers

There are 3,455,775 voters registered to vote on June 18th, and the OSCE/ODIHR mission is sending 30 long term and 300 short term observers to monitor the process. The OSCE is emphasizing that the opposition parties threatening to boycott the …

SMI chairman meets with women, Meta: Albanian politics need a total transformation

The chairman of the Socialist Movement for Integration, Ilir Meta, attended a meeting with women in Tirana’s Administrative Unit Number 7, where he declared that Albanian politics need a substantial transformation of individuals, as well as the culture. Mr. Meta …

Scanderbeg square, 70% of work has finished, the square will open by June

Scanderbeg Square will be open for Tirana’s citizens in June of this year. Director for the project development told an Ora News journalist that 70% of the work has already been finished and that now the Square is being readied …

Information right, OSCE Ambassador: Access to information enhances transparency

The third national conference on the right to information was held today. Mr. Besnik Dervishi, the Commissioner for informational rights, raised the concern that many Albanian institutions do not provide information.   Mr. Dervishi said that everything that is official …

Joint meeting of two governments, FM: Meeting of Albania & Kosovo govts. on April 24 in Vlore

The joint meeting of the Albanian and Kosovar governments will be held on April 24 in the city of Vlora.   The Albanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ditmir Bushati, made the announcement during a joint press conference with Kosovo’s …

New president, Parliament asks for procedures to start

Parliament’s Directory of Legal Services sent a letter to the Assembly Speaker and the political Parliamentary groups, asking that the procedure for electing the new president start no sooner that April 13 and no later than July 9.   Parliament’s …

Political crisis, PJIU Chair: President to call an urgent meeting of parties

The Chairman of the Party for Justice, Integrity and Unity, Shpëtim Idrizi, asked the President of the Republic to call a meeting of all political parties in an effort to find a solution to what he calls “the deep political …

Another special session, A plenary session on April 18 for two vetting commissions

The Assembly of Albania will convene on April 18 at 6pm for another special meeting for the establishment of two vetting Commissions. Assembly Speaker Ilir Meta sent a letter to chairpersons of the Parliamentary groups that they should submit their …

‘Vetting, a mafia project’, DP Chairman: Foreign diplomats work for Rama’s account

The Democratic Party Chairman, Lulzim Basha, held a meeting with the youth at the protesters’ tent today, declaring that the youth are asking for a change. The DP Chairman called the vetting a mafia project, saying, “Rama wants to control …

Tourism in Albania, PM: Reduction of Value Added Tax will increase nr. of tourists

Prime Minister Edi Rama declared today that the government’s decision to reduce the Value Added Tax on tourism, from 20%-6% will give a boost to the tourism industry in Albania, which saw 1 billion lek in revenue last year. The …

FM for France 24, Ditmir Bushati: Albania is ready to join the EU

The Albanian Foreign Minister, Ditmir Bushati, was interviewed by Talking Europe, a program on TV station France 24, where he spoke of the importance the EU integration has and declared that Albania is ready to join the European Union.   …

June 18 Elections, Tirana Mayor calls on parties to participate in elections

Tirana city hall is focused on getting the youth more involved in sports.   Participating at the inauguration of a new school gym in Tirane, the mayor said that having sport areas are the best way to engage children in …

DP chairman on dialogue, Basha: There was no place and time set for dialogue

Democratic Party chairman, Lulzim Basha, denies having withdrawn from meeting to dialogue with the Prime Minister.   Speaking from the protesters’ tent, the opposition leader said that the negotiators had reached an agreement about the dialogue subject, but the Prime …

PM on vetting, ‘They can temporarily block it, but will not stop it’

Just a few hours before the special plenary session, Prime Minister Edi Rama commented on the Vetting law in a Facebook posting.   Referring to the Democratic Party’s boycott of Parliament, and the creation of the ad hoc committee, the …

‘Justice in difficulties’, A special plenary session is expected to be held for vetting comm

A special plenary session is expected to be held today at 6, to establish the ad hoc commission for vetting the judges and prosecutors.   Disagreements inside the majority, along with the opposition’s boycott, put the most important plenary session …

MEPS on political situation, Kukan: I would shut Rama, Basha & Meta in a room if I could. Fleckenstein: Provisional government is not necessary in Albania

Members of the European Parliament and European Parliament co-rapporteurs for Albania, Eduard Kukan and Knut Fleckenstein, have commented on the political situation in Albania. They both blame the political leaders for failing to find a solution for the political crisis. …

Political dialogue, PM Rama: Ready to dialogue, but without conditions

Though the two leaders, Prime Minister Edi Rama and the Democratic Party Chairman, appear to be trying to communicate, they seem to be unwilling to dialogue for compromise. During a discussion at the protesters’ tent, the DP Chairman declared that …

EC spokeswoman on Albania, Kocijancic: Political debate should take place in parliament

The spokeswoman of the European Commission, Maja Koçiançiç commented today on the political situation in Albania. During a briefing with journalists from the regional countries, an Ora News journalist asked the spokeswoman to comment on the political crisis, she had …

June 18 elections, Opposition parties confirm they will not participate in elections

With only a few hours left to register before the legal deadline, the Democratic Party Chairman held a meeting today with Opposition allies and confirmed their decision not to register for June 18 elections. While speaking at the protesters’ tent, …

Elections in Kavaje, Socialist Party publicized the name of its candidate

The Socialist Party Chairs held a meeting today to select their candidate for Kavaja’s Mayor, selecting Klodian Shehi, Kavaje’s current vice Mayor. Meanwhile, the Opposition announced they will not participate in Kavaje’s Mayoral election, and will protest instead, with the …

Mayor on June 18, Veliaj: Let’s support an Albania that works on June 18

Tirana’s Mayor, Mr. Erion Veliaj, inspected the reconstruction site at the School of Ballet where he called on Albanian citizens to vote for “those who work” on June 18, declaring that citizens can see a clear difference between those who …