The Reason Why Foreign Investments Won’t Come

The Reason Why Foreign Investments Won’t Come

Bank of Albania data show that during the second quarter of 2017, direct foreign investments have decreased over 25% compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, emigrant departures have gone up by 2.7% compared to the same period last year. These data suffices to show once more the propagandistic declarations of the government that continues to […]

Skënderbeg Makes Everyone Right

Skënderbeg Makes Everyone Right

During the celebration of Bajram, the Muslim community asked permission from the municipality of Tirana to hold its morning prayer at Skënderbeg Square. Thousands of Muslims were present for this ritual. To display the event better several large screens were set up, but when photographed from a mischievously provocative angle they looked like they hid the statue of Skënderbeg. […]

A Lot of Supposed Opposition, But Only Failure Ahead

A Lot of Supposed Opposition, But Only Failure Ahead

In the weak attempts at political discussions after the electoral trauma of the elections, there are several things, among the silence of many, coming to light that predict a great political disaster. A considerable part of supporters representing the Democratic Party (PD) are expressing their disappointment and distrust in the new “renovated” leadership of PD, while another […]

Veliaj Must Be Joking

Veliaj Must Be Joking

While the country is recovering from a series of wildfires and the primitive means of the government that failed to control them; while nearly one person a day is drowning in the rivers and seas of the country due to a lack of supervision and safety measures; while food poisoning is a daily occurrence in […]

Hypocrisy Has Become a Proof of Opposition

Hypocrisy Has Become a Proof of Opposition

After a lot of empty banter the major parties are preparing themselves to face their tasks in the new parliamentary season. On this parliamentary eve, the LSI sent some signals to the PD to organize a common opposition against the government. Two days ago, the PD gave a worrying answer, which together with the LSI […]

Why Is Veliaj Hiding the UKT Balance Sheets?

Why Is Veliaj Hiding the UKT Balance Sheets?

The debate about the increase in the water price in Tirana, despite the illegal approval of the Municipal Council, continues to be at the center of citizens’ discussions. On the one hand, Mayor Erjon Veliaj and his officials insist that the increase in water price will generate enough funds to make the necessary investments needed […]

70,000 Drug Addicts Govern Albania

70,000 Drug Addicts Govern Albania

A report on word-wide drug use, issued by UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), stated that Albania is ranked first in the world for cocaine consumption between the ages of 15–64. This fact raises many troubling questions for all citizens in the country. If 2.5% of Albanian citizens regularly uses cocaine, it means that at […]

A Referendum about Rama

A Referendum about Rama

The publication of the polls by two well-known Italian polling companies seems to have imprinted into the minds of the political pundits that the election results have been determined, except the 10% or so of voters who have declared themselves undecided. But the IPR/Ora News poll shows two other pieces of data that seem to contradict […]

Does Skënderbeg Square Reduce or Increase Air Pollution?

Does Skënderbeg Square Reduce or Increase Air Pollution?

In an interview with Blendi Fevziu, Mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj claimed that the reconstruction of the Skënderbeg has had an impact on lowering the level of air pollution to below the allowed EU norm, while it has also prevented the growth of traffic. Veliaj claimed that Tirana had inherited an underground investment that was drafted to contain water […]