Does Basha Know What Breitbart Is?

Does Basha Know What Breitbart Is?

When Donald Trump won the US presidential elections last year, Prime Minister Edi Rama’s statements on CNN’s “Quest Means Business” came back like a boomerang. Having bet on the wrong horse, Rama suddenly had to justify his diplomatic faux-pas of interfering in foreign elections to someone he had called half a year earlier “harmful” to the democratic world. Of […]

Rama Advocates One-Party State

Rama Advocates One-Party State

Authoritarian sentiments are rapidly spreading through the region. On April 16, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is holding a referendum that would ratify the establishment of a dictatorship in all but name. In Macedonia, the insistent refusal of President Gjorgje Ivanov to give Zoran Zaev’s parliamentary majority a mandate to form a government – under the […]

The Vetting Institutions’ Chances – Exit Explains

The Vetting Institutions’ Chances – Exit Explains

Today, Parliament is supposed to install the first ad-hoc committee that will evaluate the applicants for the vetting institutions on the basis of two lists drafted by the National Ombudsman and the assessment and recommendations of the International Monitoring Mission (ONM). Last week, we explained the complicated procedure through which three different parliamentary ad-hoc committees will […]

Vlahutin: Independent Media Related to “Criminal Interest Groups,” Bring “Fake News”

Vlahutin: Independent Media Related to “Criminal Interest Groups,” Bring “Fake News”

In an interview published two days ago by the Croatian newspaper Jutarnji Vijesti, EU Ambassador Romana Vlahutin has responded to what she calls “fake news.” Ambassador Vlahutin, who usually responds to allegations in the Albanian media through EU spokesperson Maja Kocijančič, gave an extensive response to questions of Albanian journalist Augustin Palokaj regarding her role […]

Tale of the Two Tents

Tale of the Two Tents

This weekend, after two hunger strikes and a four-day march, the protesters from Zharrëz arrived in Tirana with a simple demand that is the most difficult to fulfill: justice. For years, their houses and living environment have been destroyed by the oil drilling activities of Bankers Petroleum, a company which brings zero profit to the […]

January 21 and February 18, or Rama’s Hypocrisy

January 21 and February 18, or Rama’s Hypocrisy

Yesterday, in his Facebook “monologue of the week,” Prime Minister Edi Rama commented on the protests organized by the opposition in front of the Prime Ministry. Yesterday we all saw a protest called by the opposition for weeks and weeks, which by itself showed for us a great difference with the protest of six years […]