USAID and UNICEF ensure additional support for families in need during COVID-19

Ambassador Kosnett’s Remarks for Launching Event with UNICEF, April 23, 2020   Minister Vitia, Murat, colleagues and friends, I am... »

Queens Group Delivers the Goods — Just in Time for Ramadan

By Claudia Irizarry Aponte, THECITY (This story was originally published on May 12th, 2020, by THE CITY.) For many New... »

Unemployed New Yorkers Cling to Fragile Pandemic Safety Net

By Cara Eisenpress, THECITY (This story was originally published on May 10th, 2020, by THE CITY.) Emma Craig, who made... »

Home is the memories we create

Art and Science Talk with Veneta Callpani I hope this pandemic will inspire more people to become doctors and scientists... »

Back-to-Back Crises Further Erode Media in Albania

Voice of America Press freedom in Albania was already in decline, before two consecutive crises — a deadly earthquake in... »

The Valbona River in Peril

The Albanian government won’t save an ecologically and culturally significant river from hydropower, advocates say. But maybe its people will.... »

NYC cultural institutions preserve pandemic memories in real time

By Christine Chung, THE CITY (This story was originally published on May 6th, 2020, by THE CITY.) A tribute to... »

Two more people have died from COVID-19 in North Macedonia

The Ministry of Health in North Macedonia announced on Wednesday that COVID-19 had claimed two more lives, raising the total... »


By Reema Amin and Matt Barnum, THECITY   (This story was originally published on May 4th, 2020, by THE CITY.)... »

AAWO Motrat Qiriazi funds repatriation of Albanian dad who died of coronavirus in New York

May 4, 2020 – The body of Agron Vraja will finally be repatriated in a flight leaving tonight from New... »

Overwhelming bipartisan majority of House members calls on Administration to extend Iran arms embargo

387 Members Call for Diplomatic Action to Prevent Iran from Buying and Selling Weapons   Washington—Today, an overwhelming bipartisan majority... »

TEST, TRACE & PREPARE: New York City creates stockpile of personal protective equipment

Stockpile will have 90 days of PPE on reserve for healthcare facilities citywide   NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today... »

Comedian’s Kin Sent to Wrong Cemetery After Brooklyn Nursing Home Death

By Virginia Breen, THE CITY (This story was originally published on May 4th, 2020, by THE CITY.) Comedian Elayne Boosler... »


By David L. Phillips The United States and Kosova have enjoyed a special relationship. Liberating and state-building was a bipartisan... »

COVID 19: Information for immigrant communities from the Mayor’s Office in New York City

By Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bitta Mostofi   In honor of May Day, sometimes referred to as International Workers’... »

Confident Albania to reopen the economy, with notable exceptions

Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, posted a graph (look at the photo above) on his Facebook account, which showed... »

ISIS terrorist, wanted in Germany, arrested in Albania

A young man from Tajikistan was arrested Thursday, April 30th, in Albania and is being extradited to Germany. The 24-year... »

Between the earthquake and COVID-19, Albania’s economy to shrink by 5%

There’s only so much that the economy of a country like Albania can take. An earthquake in the end of... »


By Greg B. Smith, THECITY (This story was originally published on April 30th, 2020, by THE CITY.) In late March,... »

Albanian-American student wins Fulbright to Israel

Daniel Hila, a member of The City College of New York’s Class of 2020, is the recipient of a Fulbright... »

HERE’S TO THE BRIDE AND ZOOM: NYC couples opt for for online weddings in pandemic

By Virginia Breen (This story was originally published on April 29th, 2020, by THE CITY.) It was a traditional Jewish... »

Nikola Tesla, a legacy of the Albanian nation

By name, Nikola Tesla was not a Serbian. His family was from Sanxhak, inhabited by Albanians even today. That time... »

Coronavirus response: KFOR carries on with its activities and continues to provide assistance to local communities in Kosova

The NATO-led KFOR mission continues its daily activities, ensuring a safe and secure environment for all communities in Kosova, according... »


By Jose Martinez, THECITY (This story was originally published on April 27th, 2020, by THE CITY.) At the Fort Hamilton... »

Denying these incidents desecrates the memory of the dead

Ambassador Kosnett’s Remarks at the 20th Anniversary Commemoration of the Mejë/Meja Massacre, April 27, 2019   Mr. President, Prime Minister,... »


Response to Washington Times   By Elmi Berisha President of The Pan-Albanian Federation of America VATRA The opinion piece “Let... »

20 deaths from COVID-19 in Kosova

Prishtina, April 25th, 2020 – The death of a woman, this Saturday evening, has raised to 20 the total number of... »

New York State asks CUNY staff for help handling unemployment applications

By Reuven Blau, Allison Dikanovic and Josefa Velasquez, THECITY (This story was originally published on April 25th, 2020, by THE... »

Kosova is not hopeless

By Faton Bislimi In his op-ed, “Let Bill Clinton’s failed Kosova strategy wither amid the COVID-19 pandemic” (Web, April 22)... »

Setting the record straight on Kosova

By Vlora Çitaku, Ambassador of Kosova to the United States It was Christmas Eve in 1992, when the people of... »