Albania and North Macedonia have delivered “tangible” changes that pave the way for accession talks to join the European Union, the commissioner for enlargement said in an official report.
A decades-long personality clash between two of Albania’s leading politicians has worsened a constitutional mess that has profound ramifications.
Ilir Meta wants Albanians to topple the government, which he claims is a “one-party regime” that threatens progress towards EU membership.
Albania's president has called on the people of his nation of nearly 3 million people to topple the left-wing government.
"The next train on platform one will arrive.... in four months' time."
Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he is ready to lift French opposition to the opening of EU accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia.
The new strategy sets the stage for North Macedonia and Albania accession's battles - which Paris blocked last year.
After 5 years of not knowing where his son is, an Albanian father manages to rescue his son out of Syria. His mother had taken him to live under the IS.
France, supported by Denmark and the Netherlands, strongly opposed membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania.
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.
Nine people have been arrested in Albania in connection with the deaths of 51 people in an earthquake last month.
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
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.
Outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk was elected as the new president of the European People's Party with 491 votes in favor and 37 votes against.
“Citizens must decide which path we will take in the future – the correct, progressive European path, the path of reforms, or the path that leads backwards, towards isolation, nationalism, conflicts"
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama told Euronews on Friday that his country is "collateral damage" in an intra-EU power struggle.
Divisions over the opening of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia to join the EU left the summit in a stalemate.
Amelie de Montchalin, France's European affairs minister called the current EU enlargement process "an endless soap opera".