Achievements of a Small Victory

Achievements of a Small Victory

In order to understand the outcomes of decisions reached by a unjust justice, it was sufficient to observe the unusual enthusiasm of the protesters by the Venetian Tower in Durrës, when they were approached by a group of activists who just came out of the court room. Unable to withhold the movements of victory in their bodies and faces, […]

January 21 and February 18, or Rama’s Hypocrisy

January 21 and February 18, or Rama’s Hypocrisy

Yesterday, in his Facebook “monologue of the week,” Prime Minister Edi Rama commented on the protests organized by the opposition in front of the Prime Ministry. Yesterday we all saw a protest called by the opposition for weeks and weeks, which by itself showed for us a great difference with the protest of six years […]

What Is Ilir Meta’s Next Move?

What Is Ilir Meta’s Next Move?

Following one of the possible scenarios envisioned by the media, the Democratic Party has decided to continue the protest. After one of the biggest protests ever, PD has decided to stay on the boulevard until the Rama Government falls and is substituted with a technical government. The political argument of PD is not new. In […]

Future Coalitions, Virginity or Realism?

Future Coalitions, Virginity or Realism?

The approach of the elections is bringing excitement on the Albanian political scene, while the widespread dissatisfaction with the economic, social, and moral situation in which the country is slipping produces some attempts to give represent (or capture the votes of) a broader part of the Albanian society, which begins to realize that the current system is plunging the […]

The “Fabrications” of the European Union

The “Fabrications” of the European Union

Last week, EU spokesperson Maja Kocijančič released a damning statement that was immediately picked up by the Albanian media. It started as follows: The European Union deplores the fabrications that have appeared in the press against the EU Delegation and the Head of Delegation in Albania, Ambassador Romana Vlahutin. Exit reached out to Kocijančič to […]

Will BDI Succumb to SDSM’s Blackmail?

Will BDI Succumb to SDSM’s Blackmail?

The political situation in Macedonia is delicate, and it seems that there is a reason for the complications in the process of building the government coalition. The VMRO-DPMNE party has been the winner of the elections and won 51 MPs, while the SDSM party won 49 MPs. Until this elections all parties respected the unwritten rule of a […]

The Sail That Buries Its Heritage

The Sail That Buries Its Heritage

Hospitality and enthusiasm in the peaceful shores When the Prussian Cavalry officer Wilhelm von Wied and his convoy entered the bay of Durrës, traveling in a yacht offered by the Austrian Admiralty, at midday of March 7, they were amazed by what they saw: in front of them on the mainland, underneath the hill, small houses with […]

The Marvelous and the Everyday: How Rama Is Failing the Left in Albania

The Marvelous and the Everyday: How Rama Is Failing the Left in Albania

During the first years that followed the collapse of the communist regime, a young Rama wrote a series of editorials that condemned the Berisha-led government[1], although as an intellectual, he was careful to distance himself from the former (socialist) regime. In “Reflections”, the book co-authored with Ardian Klosi, he denounced the Albanian resistance organization (LANÇ) […]

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