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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.
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Albania's prime minister Edi Rama has defended his decision to hold disputed elections in June. Speaking exclusively to Euronews he also slammed the opposition's decision to boycott the vote.
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 and North Macedonia face new delays in the start of European Union accession negotiations that were originally due to start this month
Albania's parliament call president’s decision to cancel municipal elections "unconstitutional".
As rapporteur of the [OSCE] economic and environmental committee, I have tabled a report and draft resolution under the theme “Advancing Sustainable Development to Promote Security: The Role of Parliaments.”
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.
The EU said the western Balkan countries had delivered on reforms, but full EU membership remains a distant ambition.
It comes just a day after Serbia put its troops on high alert following the arrest of 19 people in an anti-crime operation in restive northern Kosovo, in an area primarily populated by ethnic Serbs.
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.
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