The Capture of the State, Society, and Market

The Capture of the State, Society, and Market

Thanks to the overproduction of cannabis during 2016, more than trying to implement a strategy to change the situation, the Rama government and the Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj praised in front of his Italian counterpart the victory in the war against the open cultivation of cannabis. Meanwhile, as General Toschi, General Commander of Guardia di Finanza, noted that the […]

Minniti Met Everyone, Except…

Minniti Met Everyone, Except…

The mission was difficult, if not to say embarrassing: to go to Albania, invited by a government that a few months ago removed its Minister of Interior, who for long had been supported by the Italian technical and diplomatic mission in the country, under the accusation of collaboration with narco-traffickers – accusations that arose precisely […]

The Only True Opposition Leader

The Only True Opposition Leader

Unexpectedly, the chief of the secret service, Visho Ajazi, accused of being in the camp of former Prime Minister Sali Berisha, resigned, allowing his deputy, proposed by Prime Minister Edi Rama. With this action he has made any possible resistance of President Meta unnecessary, as well as any attempt of the so-called united opposition to […]

Has the Economy Indeed Grown 4%?

Has the Economy Indeed Grown 4%?

The economy of a country grows when the internal consumption grows (public and private, both consumption and investments), when the trade balance grows (the export of products and services produced in a country minus the imports), or when money comes from the outside (foreign investments or remittances from emigrants), which are then transformed into an […]

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 […]