Our European (Non-)Integration and Our (Non-)Reaction

Our European (Non-)Integration and Our (Non-)Reaction

According to European Commission statistics, the next wave of EU enlargement will occur in 2025 and the countries benefiting will be Montenegro and Serbia. While the same document expects Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia and Kosovo to start the negotiations process in the same period. In Albania, this news became very little known, mainly through media outlets outside […]

Rama Worried Opposition Creates the Wrong Impression

Rama Worried Opposition Creates the Wrong Impression

In an interview with Ilva Tare yesterday evening, Prime Minister Edi Rama expressed his concerns about the protests of the opposition, which may send a message to Brussels “that there is not the necessary maturity […] to sit at the table to negotiate EU membership.” The Prime Minister’s remarks are surprising, as the government holds […]

Kouchner Strikes Again

Kouchner Strikes Again

It’s remarkable how predictable Rama’s international propaganda machinery has become, simply because so few voices are part of it. It is either the Prime Minister himself, someone from Tony Blair’s stable of misfits, or Bernard Kouchner. These are all the international voices our current leader is able to muster on the international stages, and none of them […]

France Threatens with Return of Visa Regime

France Threatens with Return of Visa Regime

On Friday, French Minister of Interior Gérard Collomb arrived in Tirana for a two-day visit, with the intention of pressuring the Albanian government to put a stop to the influx of Albanian illegal immigrants and asylum seekers in France. One of his proposals would be the stationing of French police officers as Albanian borders to […]

Juncker Is Keeping Albania and Macedonia on the Line

Juncker Is Keeping Albania and Macedonia on the Line

In recent days, the European Commission has been hosting political leaders from Albania and Macedonia, anxious about their upcoming Progress Report next spring. Reading through the transcripts of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and High Representative Federica Mogherini you can notice that their statements for both countries are practically interchangeable. With Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, […]

The Public Administration Reform Has Failed

The Public Administration Reform Has Failed

In July, outgoing Minister of State for Innovation and Public Administration Milena Harito announced that the public administration didn’t work properly and that several reforms would be introduced during the Rama 2 government: We aim to revitalize the entire work of the administration, pulling it out from its sort of apathy created as the result of […]

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