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Greek, Italian, Turkish and Albanian Footballers Raise Money for Albanian Quake Victims

Veteran footballers from Greece, Italy, Albania and Turkey will play on January 10 in Albania to raise money for the victims of the devastating quake which shook the country on November 26, 2019. The friendly game will be held at...

Monks Show Greek Philoxenia by Assisting Homeless Victims of Albania Quake

Representatives of the Albanian authorities recently visited the Monastery of Saint Blaise (Agios Vlasios) in Albania to express their gratitude for the generous hospitality the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of the country has shown to the victims of the recent...

Albania Quake: The Moment Greek Rescuers Save Survivor Buried in Ruins Captured in Video

A video was published on Wednesday from Durres (Dyrrachium), Albania depicting how Greek rescuers saved a man who had been trapped under tons of debris. The entire vicinity of Durres suffered a tragic blow in Tuesday's earthquake, which measured 6.4...

Albania Earthquake: Greece Sends Immediate Help to Assist Rescue Operations

The strong earthquake that hit Albania in the early hours of Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring hundreds has led Greece to send immediate aid to the neighboring nation. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a telephone call...

At Least 13 Killed as 6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Albania

A strong, 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Western Albania in the early hours of Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and injuring dozens more. The quake struck at 03:53 local time near the port city of Durres (Dyrrachium) only 13 miles from...

Construction of Iconic TAP Gas Pipeline Now Complete in Greece

The construction of the Greek section of the iconic Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has been completed, it was made public on Saturday. The TAP will begin operating on a trial basis as early as this December. It is expected that it...

Remains of 193 Greek Soldiers Killed in 1940-41 Buried at Albanian Cemetery

The remains of 193 Greek soldiers who died in Albania during the Greek-Italian war in 1940-41 were given a Greek Orthodox burial on Tuesday at the military cemetery of Kelcyre (known as Kleisoura in Greek). Metropolitan Demetrios of Gjirokaster conducted...

Greece Highlights Conditions for North Macedonian, Albanian EU talks

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday expressed his government's support for the EU aspirations of North Macedonia and Albania, but added that the two countries must fully respect international agreements as well as the rights of ethnic groups. Addressing an...

Albania Bans Nationalist Rally on the Anniversary of Katsifas Killing

Albanian police announced on Wednesday that it has banned nationalist groups from staging a rally on the Greek border to prevent mourners traveling to the country in order to attend commemoration services for Konstantinos Katsifas. The 35-year-old ethnic Greek Albanian...

France Blocks EU Accession Talks With North Macedonia, Albania

European Union ministers have failed to reach a consensus on whether they should open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia amid stiff opposition from France. Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said the meeting that the EU ministers held on Tuesday...