Serenissma Bankrupt, Vlora & Fier Bypass Tenders Reopened

Serenissma Bankrupt, Vlora & Fier Bypass Tenders Reopened

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced today that tender for the Vlora and Fier bypasses will be reopened. The Italian construction company Serenissima, which had won the tenders for an unrealistically low price, has declared bankruptcy. The Albanian government will use the remaining sum of its €48.8 million from the EBRD and […]

Ksamil: Who Is Responsible?

Ksamil: Who Is Responsible?

Less than 24 hours after the beach and shoreline of Ksamil were covered in a sludge of human waste, the mud fight over responsibility for the explosion of the sewerage pipe has already started. In a Facebook message, fresh PS Deputy Alket Hyseni called for immediate action: By making an urgent call upon the Municipality of […]

EU Ombudsman Supports Exit’s Request for EU Villa Offers

EU Ombudsman Supports Exit’s Request for EU Villa Offers

After filing a complaint at the EU Ombudsman over the European External Action Service’s (EEAS) refusal to provide the details regarding the sixteen properties offered within the context of the public procurement procedure for the EU Head of Delegation private residence in Tirana, the EU Ombudsman has recently decided that Exit’s complaint is valid, and […]

OLAF Investigation of Romana Vlahutin Confirmed

OLAF Investigation of Romana Vlahutin Confirmed

After a recent unconfirmed report that EU Ambassador Romana Vlahutin is under the investigation of European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF, Exit has received confirmation from another source with knowledge of the matter that this is indeed the case. The first rumors about a possible OLAF investigation emerged in February 2017, when General Prosecutor Adriatik Llalla met OLAF […]

EEAS Refuses to Reveal Offers for Vlahutin’s Villa

EEAS Refuses to Reveal Offers for Vlahutin’s Villa

In response to a freedom of information request by Exit.al, the European External Action Service (EEAS) has refused to disclose the offers received by the EU Delegation in Tirana for the purchase of it’s ambassador’s residence. As Exit has reported, the pre-selection procedure for the acquisition of the residence, eventually costing nearly €2 million, produced five […]

Vlahutin’s Comments Show Her Deep Disregard for Democracy

Vlahutin’s Comments Show Her Deep Disregard for Democracy

At a work visit in Vlora today, EU Ambassador Romana Vlahutin responded to questions of journalists about the current political situation in Albania. Her answer that whether the elections are held or not has no influence on the implementation of the EU’s tourism projects shows a deep disregard for democratic principles and the dynamics created by the […]

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