You Are the State, Dear Prime Minister!

You Are the State, Dear Prime Minister!

The Prime Minister has started to sidestep every law and institution created and approved during the last two decades. He treats laws as formal limitations that people don’t know about, an object of contempt for the lawyers of his court. Meanwhile, the media has another reason to be silent, choosing to overwhelm the public with gossip news in […]

Rama’s Tirana Report: Unemployment and Failing Municipality

Rama’s Tirana Report: Unemployment and Failing Municipality

According to Prime Minister Edi Rama’s report on party meetings with the “common people” held all over Tirana, unemployment is the most frequently mentioned complaint. The Prime Minister claims to have organized since the elections 248 meetings in the 39 administrative units of the County of Tirana, including Kavaja, Kamza, Vora, and Rrogozhina. Around 27,000 […]

Rama: Not Enough Public Investments in Durrës

Rama: Not Enough Public Investments in Durrës

In a Facebook post this morning, Prime Minister Edi Rama continues his series of party–state reports about different Albanian regions. In Durrës, it appears that his political meeting with “common people” of the city has led to some unexpected results. The top 4 complaints are all related to infrastructure: sewerage systems, the lack of public investments, […]

Rama Is Setting Up a Parallel Party–State

Rama Is Setting Up a Parallel Party–State

Over the last few days, Prime Minister Edi Rama has started to publish the “reports” resulting from his meetings with the “common people” in the different regions of Albania as part of his co-governance platform, an initiative launched after his electoral victory on June 25. So far, Rama has published the “reports” on Kukës, Dibra, Lezha, […]

Ministry of Health Breaks Resistance of Hospital Directors

Ministry of Health Breaks Resistance of Hospital Directors

Newspaper Panorama reports that around 60% of the hospital directors have handed in their resignation today to Deputy Minister of Health Mira Rakacolli, after phone calls from high officials from the Ministry of Health. This brings an end to the resistance of the hospital directors against their summary dismissal two days ago by Prime Minister Edi Rama […]

Rama’s Extra-Legal State

Rama’s Extra-Legal State

During his entire mandate as Prime Minister, Edi Rama has tried constantly, in different ways, to legitimize “solving” problem outside the framework of laws, procedures, regulations, and institutions. Usually these “solutions” are based on incidental and uninformed opinion, based on “popular” conceptions about where the “problems” are expressed in popular complaints. Of course such complaints […]

Rama Demands Resignations from All Hospital Directors, Except Two

Rama Demands Resignations from All Hospital Directors, Except Two

After the directors of the Asset Registration Offices, Prime Minister Edi Rama has demanded the resignation of all regional and municipal hospitals. During a meeting orchestrated in the Prime Ministry, Prime Minister Rama called the directors “those with the main moral responsibility for the mismanagement and dirtiness of the hospitals they direct”: The level of management […]

The Entire “Hipoteka” Will Be Vetted

The Entire “Hipoteka” Will Be Vetted

According to Chief Registrar of the Central Asset Registration Offices (ZRPP), Blerina Doracaj, all registrars and public servants at the Hipoteka will be “vetted.” In a press statement, Doracaj, who was recently nominated to her post by Prime Minister Edi Rama, stated: I have to say that the situation is dramatic and needs radical improvements. During […]

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