Why did Visho Ajazi Leave?

Why did Visho Ajazi Leave?

Visho Ajazi, the director of the Albanian Information Service (ShISh), usually called the secret service, has resigned. Even though sources in the media say that this was decided on Friday, it still was unexpected. It has been unexpected for President Ilir Meta, for the heads of the opposition, Lulzim Basha and Monika Kryemadhi, but also […]

There Is Work But There Are No Professionals

There Is Work But There Are No Professionals

In February 2016, Prime Minister Edi Rama made a widely disseminated statement about the high unemployment levels in Albania: “There are jobs, there is need for work, but there are no professionals to meet that need.” He continued: This is the problem: We have fostered for years on end a farce, opening the highway to […]

Tacit Questions about Cannabis

Tacit Questions about Cannabis

I want to raise a question that maybe others have thought about, but not quite brought to the fore. After having read several news articles regarding the cannabis situation in Albania, I see that many issues are raised but not the fundamental ones. It seems that something, some fact or opinion, is swiped under the rug, […]

The Tahiri Affair as Organized Manipulation of Public Opinion

The Tahiri Affair as Organized Manipulation of Public Opinion

It appears that every case with public interest, now, is no longer channeled through the pertinent institutions, but, contrarily, served for judgment to the uninformed public opinion. This model is transformed into the standard government formula. For this aim it uses the majority of the media, to inject and make official its version of events or to distort […]

Crime in Politics Indicates Ideological Poverty

Crime in Politics Indicates Ideological Poverty

For a long time now the political parties in Albania have turned from ideological unions into unions of interests, which no longer belong to society but to a small group of people with political, economic, and in our case also criminal power. In fact, this phenomenon has occurred in the majority of Western democracies, while […]

Rama and Lu Announce Truth Reform

Rama and Lu Announce Truth Reform

In a last minute press conference with US Ambassador Donald Lu, Prime Minister Edi Rama announced today that his government will soon present a draft law to Parliament for a “reform of the truth.” Prime Minister Rama introduced the ambitious plan to “clean out the kettle of journalism” and “allow [Albania] to take [its] rightful place among the European nations, such […]

Southern Airport Project Given to Usual Suspects

Southern Airport Project Given to Usual Suspects

Exit.al | The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has granted the tender for a feasibility study of “an airport in the south of the country” to the company Seed Consulting shpk. Even though the winner was already known on March 6, 2017, the ministry has waited 7 months before publishing it Bulletin of the Public Procurement Agency. At […]

The New Man of the Transition

The New Man of the Transition

After waiting hours on end in front of his house and then in front of the Parliament building, a group of well-fed citizens showed their public solidarity with former Minister of Interior Saimir Tahiri, enthusiastically shouting and screaming every time he showed himself before them. It seemed as if the fact that the prosecution had requested […]