Dubious and Destructive Investment Threatens Divjaka National Park

Dubious and Destructive Investment Threatens Divjaka National Park

In a letter sent Minister of Environment Lefter Koka, 11 environmental organizations have expressed their opposition against the construction of the tourist resort “Divjaka Albania” inside the Karavasta National Park in Divjaka. The resort is proposed by the Mabetex Group, headed by businessman Behgjet Pacolli. In their letter, the organizations lists several legal violations of the plan. The legal […]

20 Years after Otranto, a Tragedy without Culprits

20 Years after Otranto, a Tragedy without Culprits

On March 28, 1997, at 15:00, the old ship Kater i Radës left the harbor of Vlora carrying 115 emigrants in the direction of Italy. Precisely that morning, the Italian television announced that the agreement between Italy and Albania regarding the naval blockade was anticonstitutional. Since a week, Italy had sent its naval fleet to the […]

Eight Students Sentenced to Prison for One Egg

Eight Students Sentenced to Prison for One Egg

The Criminal Court of Tirana today convicted eight students for throwing an egg to the car of Prime Minister Rama in November 2015, as a sign of protest against the higher education law. The eight students were accused for “Assault because of office” and “Resisting the officers of the public order police.” They have been […]

Court Suspends All Construction Work on Veliera Square

Court Suspends All Construction Work on Veliera Square

The Court of Durrës has today suspended all the work of the urban regeneration project on Veliera Square in Durrës. On February 16, the Administrative Court decided on a partial suspension of the work after archeological discoveries were made on the building site. In violation of this order, however, the Municipality of Durrës continued construction […]

Government Approves Wind Energy Park in Tepelena

Government Approves Wind Energy Park in Tepelena

The Council of Ministers has yesterday approved the construction of a wind energy park near Tepelena, along the river Vjosa. According to a technical report drafted by Alb-Building, the investor, the first wind energy park will contain six wind energy turbines of 2 MW each. Alb-Building received a permit to develop a wind mill park in the […]

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