EU Celebrates Media Freedom, Blocks Exit on Twitter

EU Celebrates Media Freedom, Blocks Exit on Twitter

There are few things that so beautifully illustrate the hypocrisy of the European Union than its recently announced EU–Western Balkans Media Days on November 9 and 10, in which “[o]ver 250 representatives of media and media-organisations, stakeholders and policymakers from the Western Balkans and the EU will meet at the media conference in Tirana on […]

The Rruga e Arbrit, Rama’s Perfect Tender

The Rruga e Arbrit, Rama’s Perfect Tender

A few days ago, the Rama government announced that the public procurement procedure for the Rruga e Arbrit project – the public symbol of the “1 Billion Euro Plan” – had finally come to an end, and that the company that would realize the project had been selected. Now the government will start the negotiation […]

What Should Be Done after the Tahiri Scandal

What Should Be Done after the Tahiri Scandal

At this moment, after the multidimensional Tahiri scandal, it is very easy for anyone to understand what has happened in Albania during the Rama government. But it is very difficult to build a project to leave this situation behind. To explain as succinctly as possible what has happened and to end with several propositions as […]

How Transparent Is the Municipality of Tirana Really?

How Transparent Is the Municipality of Tirana Really?

A few weeks ago there was a headline that the Municipality of Tirana had won the Transparency prize, after a detailed report about the legal implementation og the right of information conducted by the Center for Public Information (INFOCIP) with the support of Olof Palme Foundation and Swedish government had come out. The report opens with an overview of the […]

Minniti Met Everyone, Except…

Minniti Met Everyone, Except…

The mission was difficult, if not to say embarrassing: to go to Albania, invited by a government that a few months ago removed its Minister of Interior, who for long had been supported by the Italian technical and diplomatic mission in the country, under the accusation of collaboration with narco-traffickers – accusations that arose precisely […]

The Trash Time Bomb in Porto Romano

The Trash Time Bomb in Porto Romano

“The most urgent environmental concern in the Municipality of Durrës is the deposit and treatment of solid waste. The deposit of Porto Romano has been turned into a time bomb. In this context the solution of a new deposit for the solid waste is urgent and strategic,” concluded the Municipality of Durrës and the Institute for Cooperation and Development […]

The Only True Opposition Leader

The Only True Opposition Leader

Unexpectedly, the chief of the secret service, Visho Ajazi, accused of being in the camp of former Prime Minister Sali Berisha, resigned, allowing his deputy, proposed by Prime Minister Edi Rama. With this action he has made any possible resistance of President Meta unnecessary, as well as any attempt of the so-called united opposition to […]

The Dirt Machine against Zagani Is on Auto-Pilot

The Dirt Machine against Zagani Is on Auto-Pilot

While the discussion about the non-arrest of Saimir Tahiri is still raging, media close to the government continue to incessantly try to delegitimate the whistleblower who first accused Tahir, former anti-drug police chief Dritan Zagani. The curious thing is that these insistent attempts have now become completely useless; the accusations leveled by Zagani have been surpassed by […]