Veliaj Plans to Build Not 20, But 30 New Schools

Veliaj Plans to Build Not 20, But 30 New Schools

Mayor Erion Veliaj announced yesterday that the municipality will build 30 new schools in Tirana. During an electoral meeting in Kashar, Veliaj declared: The Albanian government, our Prime Minister Edi Rama, has approved the co-financing with the Municipality of Tirana for 30 new schools, including 2 9-year schools and one middle school in the Kashar-Yzeberisht-Kombinat […]

Competition Authority Starts Investigation into Cell Phone Cartels

Competition Authority Starts Investigation into Cell Phone Cartels

On May 23, the Albanian Competition Authority (AK) decided that start a preliminary investigation into the market of pre-paid cell phone packages. According to several complaints deposited at the AK, the main providers in Albania – Vodafone Albania, Telekom Albania, Albtelecom Mobile, and Plus Communication – coordinate the prices of pre-paid packages, thus forming an illegal […]

Media against Free Political Ads

Media against Free Political Ads

The Society of Audiovisual Media (SMA) has reacted to the changes in the law for audiovisual media. These changes will oblige private national, regional, or satellite television channels to transmit political advertisements for free during the election campaign. The amendments were approved by Parliament on Monday with 118 votes in favor and 2 against. In a declaration, the […]

TV Stations Forced to Give Free Ad Space to Political Parties

TV Stations Forced to Give Free Ad Space to Political Parties

According to legislation approved yesterday evening in Parliament, national, local, and digital television channels will be forced to transmit political propaganda for all parties participating in the June 25 elections free of charge. The amendment to the Law on Audiovisual media were approved with 118 votes in favor and 2 against. All television channels, whether public […]

Government on Spending Spree Ahead of Elections

Government on Spending Spree Ahead of Elections

As has become a common feature of the Albanian election campaign period, the government has gone on a spending spree with numerous public projects expected to be finished “just in time” for the elections. For example, in Tirana the renovated Skënderbeg Square is expected to be inaugurated a week before citizens will go to the polls. Although […]

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