Helping Topalli Understand Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Helping Topalli Understand Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Yesterday, Jozefina Topalli attacked Lulzim Basha, after he had a meeting with the recently elected Democrat deputies. Topalli is angry because officially the deputies are still those from the old legislature, including herself, whereas the recently elected deputies will become such after they take their oath in front of the Assembly during the first week of […]

Tirana Urban Planners as Zoologists

Tirana Urban Planners as Zoologists

During an interview for Top Channel, Director-General of Urban Planning at the Municipality of Tirana, Ditjon Baboçi, talked about a project that would connect the zoo with the botanical garden through an underground tunnel. He stated that “an underground tunnel will be built that will be an aquarium with sea animals or butterflies from all over Albania.” The connection […]

Rama & Meta as Knights of Justice and Anti-Corruption

Rama & Meta as Knights of Justice and Anti-Corruption

With the boycott of the elections by the opposition, it is basically a given that the PS will secure at least two-thirds of the seats in the next parliament – 84 deputies – a majority that is enough to pass any type of law, and possibly even more than 93 seats, which will open up […]

Who’s Lying? – The Prime Minister’s Lying!

Who’s Lying? – The Prime Minister’s Lying!

Early April BMI Research, a private company that produces predictions on macroeconomic development or different economic sectors, published a report with predictions about Albania. The report costs $1245 and can be acquired here. This report is just one of the dozens of reports that different companies around the world draft as commercial products for clients, mainly […]

They’re Not Alms, They Are Our Taxes

They’re Not Alms, They Are Our Taxes

There is an expression from Northern Albania, “to hand out money like alms.” For those who don’t know, alms [vitra] are a type of charity given to the poor during the month of Ramadan. Since a few days our government – our prime minister and his ministerial clones, deputies, directors, and mayors – loadly and […]

Edi Rama Is Divorced from Albanian Reality

Edi Rama Is Divorced from Albanian Reality

On Friday, Prime Minister Edi Rama invited Polish entrepreneurs to invest in Albania with the argument that it is “never boring”: In Albania you are never bored, something that cannot be said about Poland are other EU countries. I assure you that there is nobody that doesn’t return to Albanian once he has come here. This […]