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, […]

The Tahiri Affair as Organized Manipulation of Public Opinion

The Tahiri Affair as Organized Manipulation of Public Opinion

It appears that every case with public interest, now, is no longer channeled through the pertinent institutions, but, contrarily, served for judgment to the uninformed public opinion. This model is transformed into the standard government formula. For this aim it uses the majority of the media, to inject and make official its version of events or to distort […]

“Work Sets You Free,” Saimir Tahiri!

“Work Sets You Free,” Saimir Tahiri!

“Work sets you free,” a slogan used by the Ministry of Interior of Albania during this summer to promote tge anti-cannabis policy of the Rama government, seems to turn to be the biggest fiasco in the light of the latest developments regarding the case of the former Minister of Interior Saimir Tahiri. Obviously the meaning of the saying […]

Albanians Become “Fifth Mafia Clan” in Italy

Albanians Become “Fifth Mafia Clan” in Italy

In the article “Tons of Drugs from the Sea, the Traffic of the Camorra in Marche and the Arrest of Andrea Reccia,” Giuseppe Bommarito, an Italian journalist well known for his coverage of the drug trade in the region of Marche, describes how the Balkan road across the Adriatic sea, used for the transport of […]

Demiraj: 4.5 Tons of Cannabis Seized since May 22

Demiraj: 4.5 Tons of Cannabis Seized since May 22

Through a Facebook post Minister of Interior Affairs Dritan Demiraj announced the results of his new policy against drug trafficking and cultivation in period May 22 to June 8. In October last year Minister Demiraj expressed himself in strong terms about the problem of the cannabization of the country: Look at what capacity we have […]

European Drug Report: Increased Cannabis Production in Albania

European Drug Report: Increased Cannabis Production in Albania

According the recently published European Drug Report, increased cannabis cultivation is changing cannabis trafficking routes into the European Union: Recent reports indicate changes in cannabis trafficking routes, with increases in the trafficking of both herbal cannabis and cannabis oil from the western Balkans, notably Albania, linked to increased cannabis cultivation in those countries. At the same […]

Doris Pack: Cannabis and Criminal Officials Put Albania at Risk

Doris Pack: Cannabis and Criminal Officials Put Albania at Risk

Chairwoman of the EPP’s Women’s Forum Doris Pack declared today that the spread of cannabis across the country and incriminated figures in office pose a risk to Albania. During a meeting in Brussels with Women’s Forum’s Board, Pack stated: Albania is currently experiencing a real madness. The cannabis cultivation is spreading throughout the country, thus there’s a […]

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