On the Death of the Third Republic

On the Death of the Third Republic

December 18, 2017 will be remembered in the history books as the day on which Edi Rama finally made it, when he declared the post-communist transitional Constitution of Albania dead and was proclaimed in Parliament as the undisputed chief of Albania. After the unstable principality of Prince Wied, and the unstable republics of Fan Noli and Ahmet Zogu, the […]

Albaleaks – Leaked Documents Show Rama Government Hid Police Involvement in Drug Trafficking

Albaleaks – Leaked Documents Show Rama Government Hid Police Involvement in Drug Trafficking

On a regular basis, Exit receives anonymous emails denouncing unimaginable political conspiracies or crimes, proposals for far-fetched articles, and phone calls suggesting all kinds of collaborations. The same appears to happen to politicians, as former Prime Minister Sali Berisha’s “digital citizen” posts on Facebook frequently show. Sometimes, however, we are given information that warrants further […]

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 […]