24th Mar, 2017Four Ministers appointed

Albania’s parliament has approved four new ministers who are replacing other ministers sent off to fight the forthcoming general election on 18th June. The new ministers are as follows: Fatmir […] more ->

13th Mar, 2017PM sacks four ministers

Prime Minister Edi Rama has dismissed four of his ministers but has made clear that they have left to help with the preparations for the general election which has been […] more ->

31st Jan, 2017Albania has a new Justice Minister

Prime Minister Edi Rama has dismissed his Minister of Justice, Ylli Manjani, and replaced him with Petrit Vasili. Both men are from the junior coalition partner the Socialist Integration Party […] more ->

17th Feb, 2016Arben Ahmetaj is new Finance Minister

Prime Minister Edi Rama dismissed his Finance Minister, Shkëlqim Cani, on Tuesday and replaced him with Economy Minister Arben Ahmetaj. Milva Ikonomi has been appointed as the new Minister of […] more ->

10th Nov, 2015Ylli Manjani is new Minister of Justice

Albania’s Minister of Justice, Nasip Naco has resigned his portfolio and has been replaced by Ylli Manjani. No reason was given for the resignation. Ylli Manjani was previously the Deputy […] more ->

23rd Jun, 2015Centre-left win local elections

Prime Minister Edi Rama’s centre-left “Alliance for European Albania” (ASE or ASHE) coalition led by the Socialist Party of Albania has prevailed in the local elections. Erion Veliaj of the […] more ->

21st Jun, 2015Local elections for 61 Mayors today

In Albania local elections are taking place today. These elections are being fought following reforms of local government which has reduced the number of councils and communes from 373 to […] more ->

29th Dec, 2013Parliament passes 2014 budget

Prime Minister Edi Rama and his Finance Minister Shkëlqim Cani saw their first budget, the 2014 Budget passed by parliament yesterday. The €3.25 billion budget (£2.7 billion; $4.46 billion) anticipates […] more ->

18th Dec, 2013Shah Deniz 2 Final Investment Decision signed

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan was the centre of attention yesterday as a number of foreign dignitaries attended the Shah Deniz-2 Final Investment Decision Signing Ceremony. Amongst those attending were […] more ->

1st Aug, 2013Edi Rama announces new Cabinet

Prime Minister Edi Rama announced his new Cabinet yesterday which will take up office in September. The new Cabinet consists of Mr Rama, 19 ministers and one deputy Minister. Of […] more ->