The International Press Institute, a global organization defending press freedom, has condemned recent statement of Prime Minister Edi Rama insulting the media.
Newsweek reports on the failed attempts of the government to address organized crime, leading the mafia to invest its marijuana profits into cocaine and heroin trafficking.
Balkan Insight reports on four highly trained soldiers not returning after a training mission in the UK, illegally remaining in the country. They are now accused of desertion by the Ministry of Defense.
Politico reports that the Chief Judge of EULEX, Malcolm Simmons, has resigned, denouncing the endemic corruption in the organization.
According to a study by scholars from the University of St Gallen and University of Essex, Euractiv reports, it is unlikely that Albania will be able to comply fully with the EU’s acquis communautaire before 2050.
UK newspaper The Daily Mail reports that Albanian gangs have taken over most of the UK drug trade and use “ruthless” tactics.
Public Radio International correspondent Nate Tabak travels along with a police unit tracking down marijuana plantations, while also stealing bread from local farmers.
Through a public statement, the European Federation of Journalists has expressed its indignation about recent attacks of PM Rama on journalists, asking about the accusations against his former right hand, Saimir Tahiri.
In a report released on Sunday, the head of the Attica Security Police Drugs Prosecution Department, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, declares that Albania is the largest cannabis producer in the EU
Balkan Insight reports on the four deputy minister in the Rama 2 cabinet from Kosovo, placed supposedly to strengthen regional ties between the two countries.