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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...

Dozens Injured in Albania Earthquake

At least 37 people were injured on Saturday when a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Albania. The earthquake struck along Albania's central coast near the port city of Durrës, according to the United States Geological Survey, about 35 kilometers west of the...

Athens Condemns Destruction of Greek Soldier's Monument in Albania

The Greek Foreign Ministry has expressed "horror and concern" over the destruction of a monument dedicated to early 20th-century Greek fighter Thymios Liolis in the village of Krania in southern Albania. According to the Foreign Ministry's announcement, issued on Tuesday...

Albania’s President Cancels Local Elections Citing Political Tension (video)

Albania's President Ilir Meta has cancelled local elections scheduled for the end of the month citing political tension. In the past few days thousands of Albanians have rallied at capital Tirana demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama whom...

Magnitude 5.3 and 4.9 Earthquakes Shake Greek-Albanian Border

Two major earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.3 and 4.9 on the Richter scale hit the Greek-Albanian border at 07:26  and 10:00 local time on Saturday morning (05:26, 08:00 GMT+1). Many smaller quakes have also been recorded. The epicenters of...

Athens Warns Albania on its Treatment of Greek Minority

The Greek Foreign Ministry warned neighboring Albania on Thursday that its European Union prospects were directly linked to respecting the ethnic Greek minority living within its borders. It called upon Tirana "to return to a direction of progress rather than...