Doctor, Let Your Boys Go

Doctor, Let Your Boys Go

This time around, Sali Berisha couldn’t speak out without it becoming news. News in which, as was trumpeted loudly by the media, the Doctor had at last attacked Lulzim Basha. At a first glance, it seemed that the historical democratic leader officially confirmed, following a debilitating silence, all speculations and comments that orbited around the idea […]

Albanian Cargo Ship Seized in Libya

Albanian Cargo Ship Seized in Libya

An Albanian cargo ship ENVI 1, registered under Panaman flag, has been seized by Libyan customs officers on the suspicion of smuggling construction materials out of the country. The crew of eight consists of five Albanians and three Montenegrans, including the captain of the ship. Libyan media report that the Albanian ambassador in Egypt stated that the ship […]

Rama’s Waste Management Law Is Back from the Dead

Rama’s Waste Management Law Is Back from the Dead

As Exit already predicted before the elections, the parliamentary agenda for the coming month includes the discussion of the decree of former President Nishani to send back the waste management law to Parliament. The changed waste management law was improved in Parliament on September 22, 2016 by votes of the PS and LSI, after which then […]

EBRD: Improve Infrastructure and Rule of Law

EBRD: Improve Infrastructure and Rule of Law

On September 12 during the economic forum held in Bled, Croatia, Vice Chairman Pierre Heilbronn of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) stated that Western Balkan countries have to improve their infrastructure and strengthen the legal system if they want to attract more foreign investors. In an interview for Reuters, Heilbronn stated that the EBRD […]

Sali Berisha: What He Said, Implied, and What This Means

Sali Berisha: What He Said, Implied, and What This Means

The standpoint of Sali Berisha toward the developments in the PD, especially after the dramatic election defeat, has been an important factor for many within and outside the party. His considerable authority over the PD, the widespread belief of the public opinion that he understands and knows full well how things work, has left many waiting for […]

What Were Berisha’s Messages?

What Were Berisha’s Messages?

Thursday, Sali Berisha spoke for the first time since the inner debate has stifled the largest opposition party at the end of May. A plethora of problems, from the Rama–Basha agreement, the debate over the deputy list of the PD, Basha’s campaign, the deep defeat and re-nomination and controversy, Berisha has tried to keep a […]

Rama: New Government Will Be the Citizens’ Best Friend

Rama: New Government Will Be the Citizens’ Best Friend

Prime Minister Edi Rama was interviewed yesterday evening by journalist Sokol Balla in the program Top Story. The interview focused on the program of the Rama 2 government. The majority of the statements and promises of the Prime Minister had little relation with reality. For example, he promised that civil servants will immediately be fired […]

Police Violent against Protestors in Shkoza

Police Violent against Protestors in Shkoza

Yesterday evening dozens of inhabitants from the village Shkoza protested against the destruction of their homes by blocking the main road, which connects the private residence of Prime Minister Edi Rama with the center of Tirana. According to the project of the Albanian Road Authority (ARrSh) and the Ministry of Transport, 153 families will lose […]

Rama Determines Parliamentary Committee Chairs

Rama Determines Parliamentary Committee Chairs

During a meeting of the parliamentary group of the PS today Prime Minister Edi Rama has determined the chairs of the different parliamentary committees. Yesterday, the PD and LSI already divided the committees under their direction. The PS will chair 5 committees, the PD 2 and LSI 1. They have been divided as follows: Legal Issues, Public […]

Rama Shows His Anti-EU Face

Rama Shows His Anti-EU Face

It doesn’t come as a surprise to me, but maybe it does to the small number of sycophants that he retains in his court, or the officials at the EU Delegation in Tirana, which until recently appeared to be unable to pull itself out of Rama’s orbit and speak clearly and firmly about the conditions […]