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Albania: Parliament approves an agreement on immigration with Italy

March 6, 2024

The Albanian Parliament approved an agreement with Italy regarding immigration, which will allow Rome to build two centers in the Balkan country to receive migrants and process asylum requests, while international and human rights organizations criticized it. The Albanian Constitutional Court had previously rejected an appeal by representatives from the opposition Democratic Party against the […]

Italian Parliament adopts an agreement allowing asylum seekers to be sent to Albania, but the opposition rejects it

February 25, 2024

Italian representatives adopted a controversial agreement with Albania to send asylum seekers who survived drowning to closed centers in Tirana while their applications are considered, ignoring with their decision the criticism of non-governmental organizations, international institutions, and the opposition. On Wednesday, February 14, representatives approved the project by a majority of 155 votes to 115 […]

The Albanian opposition criticizes the government over an agreement with Italy to deport migrants to Tirana

December 5, 2023

The signing of an immigration agreement between Albania and Italy sparked widespread controversy in the Albanian capital, Tirana, as the Albanian opposition criticized Prime Minister Edi Rama and expressed its fear of a migration crisis in Albania. The agreement signed by the head of the far-right Italian government, Giorgia Meloni, and her Albanian counterpart, Edi […]

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