Bytyqi Family Launches Campaign to Block War Criminal’s Early Release

May 20, 2019 – Today, the surviving family of Ylli, Agron & Mehmet Bytyqi launched a campaign to block the... »

Anti-Government Protests Continue In Albania

Thousands of demonstrators, many holding umbrellas, marched on May 13 in rain that at times mixed with clouds of white... »

Trump Celebrates Ramadan With White House Iftar

U.S. President Donald Trump called it his “great privilege” to welcome ambassadors and diplomats from Muslim-majority nations to the White... »

THE RESILIENCE OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT

How the Albanian diaspora maintained their language, culture, and traditions during communism “I alone cannot change the world, but I... »

Ending Impunity in Kosova

Closing the Accountability Gap for Crimes Committed During the Kosova Conflict   Dr. Paul R. Williams delivered his oral testimony... »

Victims cannot be ignored, if you want lasting peace in the Balkans

Testimony of Ilir Bytyqi, April 30, 2019   Chairman Engel, Ranking Member McCaul and Members of the Committee, thank you... »

Hon. Engel: 20 years after the war in Kosova, justice has yet to be achieved

“Rapes were not rare and isolated acts committed by individual Serbian or Yugoslav forces, but rather were used deliberately as... »

OSS Congressional Gold Medal to U.S. Army Private ‘Sam’ Simollari

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch honors the last surviving member of the Albanian Unit, who helped liberate Albania during WWII  ... »

We call upon Secretary General to include Kosova in his future report

Statement by H.E. Ms. Besiana Kadare, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Albania to the United Nations, at the Security... »

Boston Greek Independence Day Parade Petition

For Mayor Martin J. Walsh April 15, 2019 SIGN THIS PETITION: https://www.change.org/p/promote-tolerance-and-understanding-and-not-ignorance This petition was prepared on behalf of the... »

The prosecutor from New York, who helped reform the justice system in Albania

Paul D’Emilia, today a successful Manhattan lawyer, shares fond memories of 20 years ago, from his assignment as the US... »

“With the help of God and of the United States of America”

Albanian-American leaders share their memories of the feverish days, 20 years ago, that led to NATO’s liberation of Kosova  ... »

US Embassy: We urge restraint during the upcoming March 16 protest

By the Embassy of the United States in Tirana “While peaceful protest is a fundamental pillar of a democracy, inciting... »

Serbia’s Vucic Says No Recognition of Kosova Unless Belgrade Gets Something Too

By RFE/RL Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has said that Belgrade “cannot recognize Kosova” as an independent state unless Serbia gets... »

Why the rush?

By Daniel Serwer March 6, 2019 – I spoke this morning via Skype to a conference in Prishtina on the... »

Raising funds for an Albanian Jewish Museum in Prizren

REMARKS BY HARRY BAJRAKTARI Good evening Ladies & Gentlemen, I want to commend the Albanian American Women’s Organization and the... »

The bromance isn’t going well

Daniel Serwer Agon Maliqi raises three legitimate issues in response to my post welcoming Kosova’s negotiating platform: 1) Domestic costs... »

Bolton’s Bias Against Kosova

By David L. Phillips Kosova used to enjoy broad bipartisan support in the United States. President Bill Clinton led NATO’s... »

Kosova Marks Independence Anniversary With Parade

By RFE/RL’s Balkan Service Residents of Kosova’s capital, Prishtina, gathered to watch a parade of the Kosova Security Force (KSF)... »

“Kosova Should Stay the Course”

by Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi   Response to the 100 percent tax on Serbia I believe that the United States and... »

Mother Teresa’s dark night of the soul determined all her decisions claims Birmingham study

New research carried out by the University of Birmingham’s Gëzim Alpion concludes that Mother Teresa’s dark night of the soul... »

2019 Should Be the Year for an Agreement

Joint Op-Ed of Ambassadors Scott and Kosnett February 8, 2019 The courage and creativity shown by the leaders in Athens... »

Why should Kosova extend Serbia a courtesy that they do not reciprocate?

Security Council Meeting STATEMENT by H.E. Ms. Vlora Çitaku, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Embassy of the Republic of Kosova in... »

Off and online – A Facebook story

By Rea Kondi The recent story of a controversial Facebook Research Program that paid the iPhone users for their personal... »

Albanians stand out among the courageous people, offered Jews a safe haven from the Nazis

Remarks at a UN Civil Society Meeting “A Matter of Humanity: The Rescue of Jews in Albania During the Holocaust”... »

‘Leaders who sanction hate speech’ encourage citizens to do likewise, UN communications chief tells Holocaust remembrance event

Photos courtesy of Ilir Rizaj The Holocaust illustrates how easily “people can move from condoning brutality, to committing genocide” and... »

A quintessential story of humanity, a legacy of civility and a lesson for future generations

Intervention of Ambassador Besiana Kadare, during the UN Civil Society event: “A matter of humanity: The rescue of Jews in... »

A Conference on Kosova and the Conditions to Suspend the Tariff against Serbian Goods

A comprehensive and legally binding agreement between Kosova and Serbia can be concluded in 2019   By Ramush Haradinaj, Prime... »

Albanian Youth Center (AYC) in Connecticut – A great resource for young people in our community

One of the High School students in the program shared with us an essay she submitted at school to her... »

Farewell speech by Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati

MEFA, 23 January 2019 – Ladies and gentlemen, Today, as I was walking into this building for the last time... »