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.
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.
Albanian opposition leader Lulzim Basha has again brought thousands of his supporters onto the streets of Tirana as he continues his push for the government of Prime Minister Edi Rama to quit.
EU membership negotiations should begin with Albania and North Macedonia, according to the bloc's foreign policy chief.
Albania protests continued this weekend as demonstrators hurled petrol bombs against the prime minister's office.
It is the 9th protest of its kind since February.
A robber was killed but others escaped with ‘millions of euros’ stolen as the money was being loaded onto an Austrian Airlines flight.
Albanian opposition protesters on Thursday made further attempts to enter the country's parliament by force as they demand the government's resignation and an early election.
Supporters of Albania's opposition tried to storm the country's parliament building on Thursday as part of an ongoing protest against the govenment
Albanian police have fired tear gas and used water cannon in an effort to disperse protesters trying to break into parliament.
Thousands of Albanians took part in a rally demonstrating against alleged corruption by Prime Minister Edi Rama.
The peaceful demonstration culminated in a march led by opposition leader Lulzim Basha, to hand over signed statements by his MPs giving up their parliamentary seats.
Protesters gathered in front of Albania's parliament on Thursday as pressure increased on the government to step down
They are protesting over alleged corruption and calling for the prime minister to quit.
A three-legged bear is among neglected animals set to be evacuated from what’s been dubbed Europe’s worst zoo.
Construction workers building a gas pipeline from Albania to Italy have stumbled upon some 30 ancient sites that contain treasures from as far back as 1100 BC
Albanians are finding out dark secrets of their past in secret police files.
The Bektashi Order is a Sufi Islamic creed with a long mystic tradition in Albania. Espoused by the Janissaries, the elite soldiers of the Ottoman Empire largely recruited from Christian areas of the Balkans. The Sufi faith does not force devotees to observe the basics of traditional Islam.
EU Commission gives green light, now needs OK from member states
Thousands of political prisoners were forced to work to physical exhaustion and even death down the mines at Albania's Spac camp. Adem was one of them recalling the living horror of his almost 20-year incarceration.