Doing Business Report: Albania Far Behind Region

Doing Business Report: Albania Far Behind Region

According to the recently published Doing Business Report 2018 of the World Bank, Albania is far behind other countries in the Western Balkans zone in terms of facilitating businesses and foreign investments. Of the 190 countries surveyed, Macedonia is ranked 11th, Kosovo 40th, Montenegro 42nd, and Serbia 43rd, with Albania and Bosnia far behind at […]

Tacit Questions about Cannabis

Tacit Questions about Cannabis

I want to raise a question that maybe others have thought about, but not quite brought to the fore. After having read several news articles regarding the cannabis situation in Albania, I see that many issues are raised but not the fundamental ones. It seems that something, some fact or opinion, is swiped under the rug, […]

Albanian Politics, Profession or Passion?

Albanian Politics, Profession or Passion?

There is a state in Africa where politicians receive a large sum of money when they retire. This is done for two reasons. First, for the contribution they have made to the country, second to no longer intervene in politics and to leave space for new initiatives. In this case we could think that those […]

Albania Is the Future of Europe

Albania Is the Future of Europe

There is a moment in Adam Curtis’s documentary Bitter Lake in which the narrator (Curtis) talks about the ideals that brought both the Soviets and Americans to Afghanistan: to create a state based on their respective principles and ideologies, to create an ally in the region, to change the country in their likeness. But, Curtis concludes ironically, little did […]

Americans Don’t Know How Much Albanians Love Them

Americans Don’t Know How Much Albanians Love Them

Albania is one of the most pro-American states in the world and considers the United States as its biggest ally, but it seems that Americans, on the other hand, have no special place for Albania. Or better, it may be said that Americans do not know whether Albania is friendly with them or not. An survey from last week, measuring […]

Minister Manjani against Minsiter Tahiri: cannabis cultivation is frightening

Minister Manjani against Minsiter Tahiri: cannabis cultivation is frightening

Justice Minister Ylli Manjani (LSI) talked last evening to Sokol Balla about the future of the ruling government coalition, drug cultivation, and the judicial reform. With regard to the coalition between the Socialist Party (PS) and the Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI), Manjani stated that the LSI has been given the “unfair burden” to respond whether it wants […]