Tag Archives: Albania

Greece arrests seven for trafficking drugs from Albania to Italy

ATHENS: Greece’s coastguard said on Saturday that it had uncovered an international ring that transported large quantities of drugs from Albania to Italy using high-speed boats. The coastguard’s drug-fighting unit said it had arrested five Albanians and two Greeks and seized 1.5 tonnes of unprocessed cannabis and two speedboats, estimating that the ring had made… Read More »

Albania kicks three out of politics over past crimes

TIRANA: Albania’s election commission kicked out two lawmakers from parliament and ejected a mayor from his job for failing to declare criminal records for offences overseas. Parliament voted a year ago to remove from public office anyone who had been convicted or committed any criminal offences or misdemeanours in Albania or abroad during their lifetime.… Read More »

Albania parliament passes judiciary reform key to EU accession

TIRANA: Albania’s governing and opposition parties passed a judicial reform package on Thursday, meeting a condition of the European Union for accession talks with the ex-communist Balkan state. The constitutional package revamping the judiciary received unanimous approval in the 140-member chamber, seen as crucial to giving the reform a solid foundation. A consensus on the… Read More »

Albania, Romania, face UEFA charges for crowd trouble at Euro 2016

PARIS: European soccer’s governing body has opened disciplinary proceedings against Albania and Romania after their fans caused trouble in their Group A game at Euro 2016 on Sunday. UEFA said in a statement on Monday that both federations were facing charges for “setting off fireworks” and the “throwing of objects” at Lyon’s Parc OL. Albania… Read More »