Rama and Lu Announce Truth Reform

Rama and Lu Announce Truth Reform

In a last minute press conference with US Ambassador Donald Lu, Prime Minister Edi Rama announced today that his government will soon present a draft law to Parliament for a “reform of the truth.” Prime Minister Rama introduced the ambitious plan to “clean out the kettle of journalism” and “allow [Albania] to take [its] rightful place among the European nations, such […]

The Vetting Building Says It All

The Vetting Building Says It All

Even though the international experts of the International Monitoring Operation (ONM) have arrived in Tirana and the vetting of judges and prosecutors can start “any moment” now, the actual building were the vetting organs – the Independent Qualification Commission (KPK), the Appeals College (KA), the Public Commissioners – and their staff are supposed to do their work […]

Alastair Campbell: Skënderbeg Square Is Livelier Than Trafalgar Square

Alastair Campbell: Skënderbeg Square Is Livelier Than Trafalgar Square

Spin doctor Alastair Campbell recently organized a cozy get-together in Amsterdam, including his former boss and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and discredited UK politician Denis MacShane, which led to several European media outlets “suddenly” heaping pre-fab praise on Rama from their op-ed pages. However, it seems that Campbell, who loves to sell out his lack of dignity […]

Turkish Democracy under Fire, Rama Congratulates Erdoğan

Turkish Democracy under Fire, Rama Congratulates Erdoğan

After the OSCE published its report with preliminary findings about the constitutional referendum in Turkey, calling it essentially unfair and a risk for democracy, Prime Minister Edi Rama has congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on his resounding victory. Turkish press service Anadolu reports that the Albanian Prime Minister placed the call yesterday evening. It appears that Prime […]

Renovated Pazar i Ri Opened

Renovated Pazar i Ri Opened

Even though most urban regeneration projects initiated by the government end up in destruction, corruption, and maladministration, that doesn’t mean they need to be ugly! Today, on the national holiday of Dita e Verës (Summer Day), Prime Minister Edi Rama and Mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj opened the renovated Pazar i Ri (New Bazaar) in the […]