The leaders of Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro met on Saturday to discuss how to deepen regional cooperation in the Western Balkans, including in their quest to join the European Union.
Many houses have become unsafe to live in following the quake and its aftershocks. Volunteers say the most urgent need is for clothing and blankets.
The death toll from the earthquake has hit 49.
It was supposed to be a national day of celebration, but Thursday instead saw Albanians recovering bodies from rubble or burying their loved ones.
Parked cars lined highways as Albanians slept on the roadside, heeding warnings not to return indoors until engineers can check quake-shaken buildings.
Adriatik Bode was one of the survivors of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that has so far left 40 people dead.
Hashim Thaci was on a visit to the town of Thumanë to express his sympathy and support to the victims of Tuesday's earthquake
The Head of News at Euronews Albania has given a personal account of the devastation in the port city of Durres after revisiting the site of damage caused by a 6.4 earthquake.
More than a dozen people died after Albania was rocked by the most powerful earthquake to hit the country in decades.
In this first person piece for Euronews, a Turkish holidaymaker describes the moments as the earthquake was felt where he was staying in Durres, and what he witnessed in the hours after.
Soldiers have been deployed to help rescue efforts as reports emerge people are using their mobile phones to call loved ones under rubble.
Rescue efforts continued as Albania observed a day of national mourning for at least 26 killed by the country's biggest earthquake in decades.
An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 has struck 30 kilometres of the Albanian capital of Tirana.
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The fate of Albania’s national theatre remains in the balance as protesters continue their occupation.
They’re fighting a battle with the government who’ve awarded a bid to knock the 1939 building down and construct a new one, along with residential towers blocks to be owned by private investors.
France, the Netherlands and Denmark have gone cold on expanding the EU into the Western Balkans, despite EU recommendations to start the process for Albania and North Macedonia.
Albanian opposition resume protest to oust PM
Some abstainers mocked those who were casting a vote with songs from the country's communist past.
Tensions are rising in Albania two days before municipal elections are due to be held, with President Ilir Meta and Prime Minister Edi Rama at odds over the date
The country had been scheduled to go to the polls this weekend, but several of the largest opposition parties announced they would boycott the vote, unhappy with recent judicial reforms.
The leader of Albania's ruling left-wing Socialist Party said he was determined the June 30 municipal elections would be held despite opposition unrest since mid-February.
The EU has pushed back a decision on the start of accession talks until October, with many states said to be against an early entry for Albania.
President Ilir Meta called off upcoming local elections but the ruling socialist party has continued to campaign.
Albania's parliament call president’s decision to cancel municipal elections "unconstitutional".
Albania’s president has cancelled local elections citing the need to reduce political tensions in the country.