Rama’s 100 Days of Non-Governance

Rama’s 100 Days of Non-Governance

How is Rama governing? This question that I got a few days ago from an important Kosovar businessman made me reflect a bit to improve my answer. Rama doesn’t govern at all! When I say “does’t govern” I don’t mean that Rama and his team are not going to their office; or that they don’t the […]

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 […]

What Ambassador Lu Doesn’t Know!

What Ambassador Lu Doesn’t Know!

Yesterday the US Ambassador in Tirana spoke directly and harshly about a problem that has kept the public’s attention occupied for more than two weeks. He referred to organized crime and the empowerment that the latter gained of the last few years for multiple reasons, the main one being the tolerance of politics toward it, […]

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 […]

Why There Shouldn’t Be a PS–PD Coalition

Why There Shouldn’t Be a PS–PD Coalition

Will Edi Rama invite Basha and the Democratic Party into a broad coalition? The controversial coalition that was much talked about before elections, aiming at stabilizing several reforms crucial for the country’s integration? Germany and some other developed countries have used a similar coalition and have found stability. Maybe, yes. And certainly with clear goals in […]

Who Will Be the Next Prime Minister of Albania?

Who Will Be the Next Prime Minister of Albania?

Who will be the next prime minister of Albania? This question, which for the past 27 years has been answered with the result of the public elections, seems to be a tad more complicated this time around. The opening of the electoral battle and most notably the lack of coalitions could create, for the first […]

The Meaning of Basha’s List

The Meaning of Basha’s List

Last Friday, almost at the end of the legal deadline, Lulzim Basha published the list of candidates for Democratic deputies. The sealed list can be explained only by the names it contains, as well as the fact that in the past 27 years, this is the most drastic purge since the one taking place in 1992 […]

What Did Basha Win with the Tent?

What Did Basha Win with the Tent?

It is difficult to talk about the Basha–Rama agreement and even more difficult to say who won and who lost. It is equally difficult to speak about the third losing party, because the equation that this agreement has brought cannot be calculated at the moment. Even if we speak and are sincere, the agreement is […]

Are There Really Clashes within the Democratic Party?

Are There Really Clashes within the Democratic Party?

The public declarations coming from a few deputies of the Democratic Party and the debates within its parliamentary group have become the new sitcom in Albania. The way these events have been treated by the online media depends on their political conviction: they are either treated as an inner strong resistance against “Basha’s authoritarianism,” or as a movement […]

The Double Standard of Albania

The Double Standard of Albania

Two days ago, during late evening, some portals were still working on the news that anti-terror police troops had brought Kastriot Myftaraj into the police station. He is a public persona, and one can call him many names, and in 100% of the cases many, including me, do not agree with him. The police arrested Myftaraj […]