Behold the Glorious Authors of the Judicial Reform!

Behold the Glorious Authors of the Judicial Reform!

We should start by stating a simple fact. The duty of the Council of Mandates, yesterday, was to decide whether Saimir Tahiri would face the law on equal grounds with any other common citizen. The substance of General Prosecutor’s request was for them to allow prosecutors to undertake the same investigative actions and procedures for […]

Donald Lu, With Edi Rama until the End

Donald Lu, With Edi Rama until the End

We believe that it is time that the Albanian government declares war on organized crime. This was the declaration of US Ambassador Donald Lu a few days ago during a speech at the School of the Magistrates. After the speech, the media for the most part widely covered Lu’s description of the state of crime […]

Sali Berisha: What He Said, Implied, and What This Means

Sali Berisha: What He Said, Implied, and What This Means

The standpoint of Sali Berisha toward the developments in the PD, especially after the dramatic election defeat, has been an important factor for many within and outside the party. His considerable authority over the PD, the widespread belief of the public opinion that he understands and knows full well how things work, has left many waiting for […]

Edi Rama Is the End of Albania’s EU Aspirations

Edi Rama Is the End of Albania’s EU Aspirations

A few days ago, EU Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn issued an important declaration regarding Albania at the informal meeting of the Balkan prime ministers, which didn’t attract the public’s attention, as it was eclipsed by the propaganda and presence of the Prime Minister Edi Rama, who assumed the role of the leader of the entire Balkans. Once […]

Nivica, Tourist Attraction or Hydropower Zone?

Nivica, Tourist Attraction or Hydropower Zone?

An article about the transformation of the village Nivica in Tepelena from a remote place into a touristy area, a project funded by the Albanian National Coastline Agency (AKB), has lately toured the world. Foreign media such as the Associated Press, ABC, Washington Post, FoxNews, TaiwanNews, etc. published the article of Elena Becatoros regarding her visit […]

The Criminal Minister That “Adores” Rama in Le Monde

The Criminal Minister That “Adores” Rama in Le Monde

Recently, Prime Minister Edi Rama has started an advertisement campaign for the European public. While in Albania is consolidating his personal power with a strong hand, he is, as always, careful to package these autocratic attempts as modernizing and European reforms for his foreign audience. In this campaign, Rama has reactivated his network of foreign clients, […]

Ilir Meta Meets the Fate of Ilir Meta

Ilir Meta Meets the Fate of Ilir Meta

Ilir Meta is the man who has directly or indirectly determined the outcome of all political elections since 2005, through the maneuvers and sides that he has chosen, based on his interests or political animosities. In 2002, Ilir Meta broke away from PS after disagreements with Socialist leader Fatos Nano, against whom Ilir Meta had […]