Verona Mayor Feels Heat of Dubious Albanian Deal

Verona Mayor Feels Heat of Dubious Albanian Deal

Several confidential messages secured by Albanian media portal Hashtag suggest that people around Mayor of Verona Flavio Tosi have become alarmed by the risk of an explosion in the Italian media of a scandal currently underway in Tirana. The scandal is related to the dubious sale of Serenissima srl, an Italian company contracted to construct […]

Wealth Gap Increases, Bank Account Data Show

Wealth Gap Increases, Bank Account Data Show

The annual report of the Agency for the Security of Deposits it appears that the wealth gap between the wealthy and poor population in Albania has grown significantly over 2016. There are about 100,000 bank accounts containing more than 2.5 million lekë with a total value of around €3.7 billion euro, or 45% of all […]

Does Basha Know What Breitbart Is?

Does Basha Know What Breitbart Is?

When Donald Trump won the US presidential elections last year, Prime Minister Edi Rama’s statements on CNN’s “Quest Means Business” came back like a boomerang. Having bet on the wrong horse, Rama suddenly had to justify his diplomatic faux-pas of interfering in foreign elections to someone he had called half a year earlier “harmful” to the democratic world. Of […]

Could This Be the PS–PD Agreement?

Could This Be the PS–PD Agreement?

Will there be an agreement between the opposition and the majority to clear the way toward the elections and return the country to normality? Have there been attempts to bring the parties closer together on shared issues, at the moment that both are barricaded in positions that hardly resemble each other? These are the basic […]

The New Address Registry, Conveniently Late for the Elections

The New Address Registry, Conveniently Late for the Elections

In an interview with Balkan Insight, Director of the Civilian Registrar Project Bledar Doracaj explains the necessity of a centralized database of address data, linked to the databases of the energy and water providers in the country. Although the project to develop this database was announced by former Minister of Interior Affairs Saimir Tahiri in […]

The Reality of Drugs, Rama vs. the Rest of the World

The Reality of Drugs, Rama vs. the Rest of the World

It appears that there are two realities in Albania when it comes to drug trafficking. The reality imagined by Prime Minister Rama and his government, and the reality expressed in countless reports and statements of foreign institutions and crime fighters. During a meeting to present the new Minister of Interior Affairs Fatmir Xhafaj to the […]

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