Tag: Albania
Balkans 27.11.19 | 15:06

Rescuers working round the clock in Albania

Rescuers throughout Albania are working to save people who are trapped under the rubble of homes and buildings toppled in yesterday’s earthquake. The team dispatched by Macedonia has so far recovered two bodies from the ruins at two different sites. Other teams have been more fortunate and reports...

Balkans 27.11.19 | 11:16

Greek rescue teams save two people in Albania

Greek rescuers saved a man and a woman buried under the ruins of buildings that collapsed in Albania following yesterday’s devastating earthquake. One of the rescues was performed north-west of the capital Tirana, where a Greek team located a 45 year old woman still alive in the rubble. During...

Macedonia 27.11.19 | 11:06

Gjorcev helped with the earthquake relief effort in Albania

Among the people gathering to help victims of the powerful quake that hit Albania was Macedonian member of Parliament Vladimir Gjorcev. The VMRO-DPMNE official was in Tirana for a conference when the earthquake hit, and all the participants left for the worst damaged city of Durres. We help unload some...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 19:46

Macedonian search and rescue team sent to Albania

The Macedonian Search and Rescue Directorate (DZS) sent a team made up of 41 specialists that includes two trained dogs to Albania, where they will help in the efforts to look for survivors from the devastating earthquake. Specialized equipment is also sent out, loaded in 11 vehicles. DZS director Adnan...

Balkans 26.11.19 | 17:03

The tremors continue – another five degree quake hits Albania

Another earthquake, measuring five degrees on the Richter scale, hit Albania at cape Rodon. Although the quake was centered at sea, there is no tsunami threat reported. At least 16 people were killed in the strongest of the earthquakes which hit near the port city of Durres overnight and some 600 are...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 16:36

Cair is donating 12.000 EUR to earthquake hit Albania

The Cair municipality in Skopje decided togive 12.000 EUR in emergency aid to Albania, which suffered a major earthquake this morning which killed at least 14 people. I’m grateful to the Council members for acting quickly. On top of the financial aid are also collecting blankets, medicine, food...

Balkans 26.11.19 | 15:41

Albania earthquake toll climbs to 14 as rescuers hunt for survivors

Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings on Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 14 people and injured more than 600. The 6.4 magnitude quake was felt across the southern Balkans and was followed by multiple aftershocks....

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 15:14

Macedonia to allocate EUR 100,000 initial assistance to Albania

At Tuesday’s session, the Government decided to allocate MKD 6 million as initial financial aid to address the consequences of the earthquake in Albania. In addition to the assistance to Albania, rescue teams of 30 experts have been already sent to Albania to participate in rescue operations and...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 14:03

Mickoski to Ilir Meta: We are ready to help in any way, as VMRO DPMNE party, but above all as people

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickovski had a phone conversation with Albanian President Ilir Meta, to offer his condolences after Albania was hit by a devastating earthquake. Such tragedies show that it is necessary to overcome differences and that mutual respect is important. For the Macedonian people...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 13:53

Macedonia offers condolences to Albania

Rescue teams and companies based in the region of Struga and Ohrid, western Macedonia, have been already dispatched to Albania to help after the devastating earthquake, whereas teams of doctors are waiting for instructions where to help, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has said on Tuesday. Our country has...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 11:32

MoFA: No reports of dead or injured Macedonian nationals in Albania so far

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has so far no reports of dead or injured Macedonian nationals in the devastating earthquake that hit Albania early on Tuesday. The Ministry explains that this is the initial and unofficial information that the Macedonian Embassy in Albania received from the Albanian Interior...

Balkans 26.11.19 | 10:26

What Durres looks like after the devastating earthquake (VIDEO)

At least six people have been killed and 300 injured in a strong earthquake that shook Albania early on Tuesday and collapsed buildings. With rescue operations ongoing and reports of injured people being pulled from collapsed buildings, the ministry confirmed that there have been three deaths in Durres,...

Balkans 26.11.19 | 10:19

Airport in Tirana closed, schools will not work either

Tirana’s Mother Teresa Airport has been closed due to extensive damage to the terminal after a major earthquake struck Albania early this morning. Albania earthquake: Biggest quake in decades sparks panic in the region Local media report that schools will be closed today as well. At least six...

Balkans 26.11.19 | 09:31

Albania earthquake: Biggest quake in decades sparks panic in the region

At least six people were killed in an earthquake on early Tuesday morning in Albania, with many more injured in collapsed buildings. The earthquake was also felt in Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece. One victim was confirmed in Durres, the port city nearest to the epicentre, and another in the nearby...

Macedonia 19.11.19 | 11:36

France’s “non-paper” will apply only to Macedonia and Albania

Serbian Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic says the EU Commission’s report on implementing action plans for negotiating chapters 23 and 24 will not affect the opening of new chapters, arguing that France’s “non-paper” does not apply to Serbia and Montenegro,...

Macedonia 08.11.19 | 21:05

Von der Leyen promises more assistance for Albania and Macedonia after Macron’s snub

The upcoming President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced that Macedonia and Albania will receive additional projects and assistance, as consolation after the two countries were denied the opening of EU accession talks by France. Albania and “North” Macedonia made enormous...

Macedonia 07.11.19 | 21:07

Macedonia didn’t get a date because of Albania, Macron tells “The Economist”

Following France’s veto on Macedonia at the October Summit, Macron announced in an interview with The Economist readiness to give our country a date for negotiations as early as the March summit, provided that both the Union and Macedonia deliver reforms. Macron is ready to give the green light...

Macedonia 07.11.19 | 19:56

Von der Leyen expects Varhelyi to continue supporting negotiations with Skopje and Tirana

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, in a letter sent to Enlargement Commissioner candidate Oliver Varhelyi, say she expects him to continue to push for opening negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. Practice requires the elected president to send her commissioner candidates their...

Macedonia 28.10.19 | 09:51

Macedonian politicians among those who illegally purchased seaside properties in Albania

Albanian prosecutors filed charges against two dozen cadastre officials who were involved in illegal sale of publicly owned land in the bay of Lalzit, north of its main port city Durres. Local media report that politicians from Macedonia are among the powerful people who purchased land in the bay. Prosecutors...

Balkans 26.10.19 | 12:00

Despite the snub in Brussels, President Meta seeks to allay fears of Greater Albania

Albanian President Ilir Meta sought to allay fears of an Albanian nationalist project developing after the country had its EU prospects denied by France. Meta said that the Albanians in the region will remain committed to the EU project instead All the Albanians have one project and that is the unification...

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