Mafia Executions Return to Albania

Mafia Executions Return to Albania

Two recent attacks, assumed to be executions in the criminal milieu, have led to one dead and eight wounded in the last two days. January 13, Shkodra On January 13, C4 explosives were placed in the car of businessmen Lulzim Kalla (43), known as one of the “big guys” of the city. Kulla was wounded […]

The Environmental Achievements of 2017

The Environmental Achievements of 2017

Waste Import  The biggest success for civil society since the 1990s came in 2017. The withdrawal of the draft law on waste import in September 2017 came as a result of a 1-year campaign headed by the activists of the Alliance against Waste Imports (AKIP). The campaign culminated in October 2016, when approximately 3,000 citizens marched toward the Prime Minister’s office, after a series […]

Ballsh Oil Workers Again Protest for Their Wages

Ballsh Oil Workers Again Protest for Their Wages

The oil workers from the ARMO refinery in Ballsh have again protested today for the payment of their wages and the dangerous working conditions in the refinery. 800 oil workers gathered in front of the prefecture of the city, demanding the payment of their insurance premiums, which still haven’t been paid by the company that […]

Albanian Asylum Applications in EU Remain High

Albanian Asylum Applications in EU Remain High

According to new data published by Eurostat, 5,900 Albanians were first-time asylum applications in the EU during July–September 2017. With these numbers Albanians are again high up the list, ranking sixth after Syrians, Iraqis, Afghanis, Nigerians, and Eritreans The majority of asylum applicants apply in Germany, Italy, and France, while large increases have been measured […]

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