The Untouchables – So Where Was Romana?

The Untouchables – So Where Was Romana?

Maybe Romana Vlahuting has chosen to seek political asylum in Albania. Or maybe she has decided to make a political career in our country, which until now has given her the possibility to save a bit of money here and there. Or perhaps she is suffering from heavy amnesia. In fact, after a long and careful silence, […]

EU Sewerage Project in Shëngjin, Delays Caused by Dysfunctional Government and Negligent Contractor

EU Sewerage Project in Shëngjin, Delays Caused by Dysfunctional Government and Negligent Contractor

In September, Exit reported on the EU-financed project “Construction of the Sewerage Systems in Vlora, Ksamil, Kavaja, and Shëngjin, Albania,” dating from 2011 but only finished at the end of 2016. Based on redacted documents provided to Exit by the European Commission, it became clear that the project had suffered from massive delays, even though the documents didn’t clearly […]

EU Celebrates Media Freedom, Blocks Exit on Twitter

EU Celebrates Media Freedom, Blocks Exit on Twitter

There are few things that so beautifully illustrate the hypocrisy of the European Union than its recently announced EU–Western Balkans Media Days on November 9 and 10, in which “[o]ver 250 representatives of media and media-organisations, stakeholders and policymakers from the Western Balkans and the EU will meet at the media conference in Tirana on […]

Kavaja Knows Nothing about €5M EU Investment

Kavaja Knows Nothing about €5M EU Investment

Recently, Exit reported extensively on EU-funded project from 2011 for the “Construction of the Sewerage Systems in Vlora, Ksamil, Kavaja, and Shëngjin, Albania,” costing €14 million in total. Our analysis of the both the tender documentation and the monthly progress reports showed that the EU Delegation in Tirana managed to select a final winner that goes […]

Rama Shows His Anti-EU Face

Rama Shows His Anti-EU Face

It doesn’t come as a surprise to me, but maybe it does to the small number of sycophants that he retains in his court, or the officials at the EU Delegation in Tirana, which until recently appeared to be unable to pull itself out of Rama’s orbit and speak clearly and firmly about the conditions […]