2020 in Albania

Events from the year 2020 in Albania.

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See also:Other events of 2020
List of years in Albania



Ongoing – COVID-19 pandemic in Albania



The National Theatre in 2009
  • 17 May – The National Theatre in Tirana was demolished after a two-year debate to conserve and protect it.[5][6]


  • December 8 – The Albanian police's killing of 25-year-old Klodjan Rasha, who had violated the country's COVID-19 nightly curfew, resulted in several nights of violent rioting in Tirana.[7]
  • December 29 – Albania's prime minister Edi Rama replaces foreign minister Gent Cakaj, who had resigned, with former defense minister Olta Xhaçka. Xhaçka's defense ministry seat is filled by Niko Peleshi. The prime minister gave no reason for the government reshuffle.[8]



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  1. ^ "Ministria e Shëndetësisë dhe Mbrojtjes Sociale". www.facebook.com (in Albanian). Retrieved 2020-03-09.
  2. ^ "Rama: Mbyllim të gjitha lokalet, palestrat dhe çdo ambient publik që mbledh shumë njerëz. Është luftë". TemA (in Albanian). 10 March 2020. Archived from the original on 11 March 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Maryland woman who contracted novel coronavirus visited Albania, not Turkey, embassy says". Baltimore Sun. March 10, 2020.
  4. ^ "Informacion i përditësuar për Koronavirusin COVID_19". www.shendetesia.gov.al (in Albanian). 11 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  5. ^ Panić, Katriana (May 23, 2020). "ALBANIA'S NATIONAL THEATRE'S DEMOLITION: NO DEMOCRACY HERE". Fair Planet. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  6. ^ Fejdini, Fatjona (May 27, 2020). "How the battle to save Tirana's National Theatre ignited Albanians' thirst for conservation". The Calvert Journal. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  7. ^ Erebara, Gjergj (10 December 2020). "Albania Police Injured as Protests Over Shooting Turn Violent". Balkan Insight. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Albania prime minister reshuffles cabinet ahead of elections". Associated Press. 2020-12-29. Archived from the original on 2020-12-29. Retrieved 2021-01-24.
  9. ^ Albanian music icon Nexhmije Pagarusha dies at the age of 86
  10. ^ Albanian dictator Hoxha's widow, his staunchest defender, dies at 99
  11. ^ "Ndahet nga jeta në moshën 97-vjeçare Vito Kapo, postet që mbajti" [Separated from life at the age of 97 Vito Kapo, the posts he held] (in Albanian). February 29, 2020. Retrieved April 1, 2020.

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