US Ambassador Lu: Llalla Sabotages Judicial Reform

US Ambassador Lu: Llalla Sabotages Judicial Reform

During a conference with civil society, US Ambassador Lu accused General Prosecutor Adriatik Llalla of trying to sabotage the judicial reform. We see powerful people that are trying to keep their control over the court and the prosecution. The most recent example of this is the action of the General Prosecutor of Albania. For more […]

The Silence Following Manjani’s Accusations

The Silence Following Manjani’s Accusations

It has been more than 24 hours since the strong accusations coming from the former Minister of Justice Ylli Manjani. The echo of his message is felt only in the press, public debates, or social media. The Albanian government and Prime Minister Edi Rama have been silent while they appear on TV as if nothing […]

The EU Delegation in Tirana, A History of Maladministration

The EU Delegation in Tirana, A History of Maladministration

Recently, Exit reported on the procedure around the acquisition of the official residence of EU Ambassador Romana Vlahutin in luxury complex Rolling Hills. The European Commission (EC) claims that all proper procedures have been followed, and that the EC’s acquisition of one of Albania’s most expensive pieces of real estate is in fact financially and security-wise the best “money […]

Foreign Affairs MEPs Debate “Five Conditions,” Free and Fair Elections Essential

Foreign Affairs MEPs Debate “Five Conditions,” Free and Fair Elections Essential

In a discussion of the draft 2016 Commission Report on Albania by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, Members of European Parliament have stressed that “Albania needs to implement EU-related reforms credibly, and ensure that its June parliamentary elections are free and fair, if it is to start EU accession negotiations”: MEPs welcome Albania’s progress […]

PS–LSI, It’s Complicated…

PS–LSI, It’s Complicated…

Prime Minister Edi Rama’s dismissal of former Minister of Justice Ylli Manjani has caused many debates among analysts concerning the well-being of the governmental coalition. This is, however, not the first time. During the past year, the relationship between PS and LSI has often been turbulent. The first crisis, which was also the loudest, was the one […]

Ilir Meta Refuses to Discuss Manjani’s Dismissal

Ilir Meta Refuses to Discuss Manjani’s Dismissal

In a press conference today, Speaker of Parliament and leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI) leader Ilir Meta refused to comment on the dismissal yesterday of LSI Minister of Justice Ylli Manjani. Yesterday Erisa Xhixho and parliamentary group leader Luan Rama have spoken about this. There are very important matters to discuss today, […]

Manjani’s Opposing Views

Manjani’s Opposing Views

In a press conference following his dismissal by Prime Minister Edi Rama, former Minister of Justice Ylli Manjani suggested that his declarations against cannabis cultivation and trafficking, the inaction of the police in the Klement Balili case, and the fact that he didn’t clear his interviews with Prime Minister Rama’s Director of Communications, Endri Fuga. […]

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