Ilir Meta

thumbnailTirana, Belgrade to encourage reconciliation in Kosovo
2015-01-02Officials from Albania and Serbia are encouraging inter-ethnic tolerance and fostering a fear-free, non-violent environment for returnees.
thumbnailLocal government reform stirs debate in Albania
2014-01-31Bloggers debate whether reducing the number of municipalities and communes may violate rights of electoral constituencies and national minorities.
thumbnailAlbania restores Macedonian names in Mala Prespa
2013-04-04The move will improve Macedonia-Albania relations and open the door to address the issues concerning the minority in the Mala Prespa region.
thumbnailLeaked phone tapes raise debate on wiretapping in Kosovo
2012-12-15Many bloggers say wiretapping is necessary, but privacy should be protected.
thumbnailIlir Meta: My trial was transparent
2012-03-06More than a month after the Albanian High Court acquitted him of corruption charges against him, Socialist Movement for Integration head Ilir Meta comments on his trial.
Albanian municipalities to have SP mayors, DP councils
2011-05-12TIRANA, Albania -- The May 8th local elections sets up a scenario in which municipalities and town halls across Albania will feature mayors of one pa...
Albanian parliament lifts Meta's immunity
2011-02-17TIRANA, Albania -- Parliament backed a proposal Wednesday (February 16th) to lift the immunity of former Economy and Trade Minister and ex-Deputy Pri...
Albanian parliament holds heated debate over government changes
2011-01-18TIRANA, Albania -- Parliament was the scene of heated debate Monday (January 17th) with the opposition Socialist Party (SP) insisting that the whole...
thumbnailMeta scandal prompts calls for a fair investigation
2011-01-17The European Commission says the latest controversy will test Albania's legal system.
Ilir Meta resigns from Albanian government
2011-01-16TIRANA, Albania -- Economy and Trade Minister Ilir Meta resigned Friday (January 14th) after a local television channel broadcast video footage that...
thumbnailSerbia investigates alleged organ harvesting
2010-12-21Belgrade prosecutors are looking into claims raised by Council of Europe rapporteur Dick Marty.
Serbia, Albania agree to boost co-operation
2010-12-20BELGRADE, Serbia -- Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic on Saturday (December 18th) assured Albanian Deputy Prime Minister Ilir Meta during a meeting in B...
Albanian government adopts 2011 budget
2010-11-04TIRANA, Albania -- The government adopted the 2011 budget Wednesday (November 3rd), the largest in the country's history. Road infrastructure will ge...
Former SP lawmaker joins rival SMI in Albania
2010-11-01TIRANA, Albania -- Former opposition Socialist Party (SP) lawmaker Vangjel Tavo announced on Saturday (October 30th) that he is joining the rival Soc...
Albanian majority loses another lawmaker
2010-10-13TIRANA, Albania -- The ruling majority lost another seat in parliament Tuesday (October 12th), as Dritan Prifti, a member of the junior coalition all...
thumbnailBusiness: Traffic increases at Pristina airport
2010-10-08Kosovo's capital sees more travellers. Croatia gets a loan from the EIB, and Montenegro grants concessions for the construction of five hydropower plants.
Albanian parliament approves cabinet changes
2010-09-17TIRANA, Albania -- Parliament adopted a pair of cabinet personnel changes at a session Thursday (September 16th) that was boycotted by the opposition...
Albanian government poised for reshuffle
2010-09-14TIRANA, Albania -- The government is expected to undergo changes in at least three ministerial posts, given a request Prime Minister Sali Berisha sen...
Former Albanian official remains in custody
2010-09-03TIRANA, Albania -- Former government official Almir Rrapo will be detained for three more months, a court in Tirana announced on Thursday (September...
thumbnailDiplomatic Diary: Britain, Serbia discuss Kosovo
2010-08-31Britain's William Hague visits Belgrade for talks. Also in diplomatic news: Thailand and Montenegro discuss boosting ties, and Albania pushes for more international recognitions of Kosovo.
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