Rama: “Power of the Law” Task Force Will Be Success

Rama: “Power of the Law” Task Force Will Be Success

During a conference on security today in Tirana, Prime Minister Edi Rama declared that “the excellent experience of the functioning of several task forces, such as the one for cannabis and the protection for the territory is the right example” for the new special task force baptized “The Force of Law.” Talking about “the newest […]

Lu: Let’s for Once Eat the Big Fish

Lu: Let’s for Once Eat the Big Fish

During the presentation of the interinstitutional task Force for the war on crime, US Ambassador Donald Lu today declared: Tomorrow the government will meet to approve a new task force of the Albanian Police. This new structure will take on the war against organized crime. This operation will be the moment of truth, the moment […]

All of Edi Rama’s Police Plans

All of Edi Rama’s Police Plans

In 2013, when he had just come to power, Prime Minister Edi Rama started his campaign “to clean to incriminated police.” The Prime Minister’s plan was to “dissolve the State Police and to create the National Investigation and Crime Bureau.” In June 2013, Prime Minister Rama declared: We will build the National Crime Bureau. It […]

Even Erdoğan Couldn’t Save the Police Uniforms

Even Erdoğan Couldn’t Save the Police Uniforms

In February 2017, then Minister of Interior Affairs Saimir Tahiri opened a tender for procedure for police uniforms, shoes, insignia, and accessories at a total value of 1,292,618,666 lekë (~€9.5 million). Nearly 75% of that sum was  reserved for only the uniforms. This was, in fact, a second tender, because in 2016 Minister Tahiri had organized a previous tender for the […]

Rama Announces the End of Rebirth and the Beginning of the Reconstruction of the Police

Rama Announces the End of Rebirth and the Beginning of the Reconstruction of the Police

During a statement yesterday, Prime Minister Edi Rama announced the “reconstruction” of the police now that the “first phase” of its “rebirth” has finished. Although it is unclear what this “first phase” actually entailed in terms of improving the functions of the State Police, which has been largely unable to combat organized crime and the cannabization […]

Minister Xhafaj Encourages State Police to Ignore the Law

Minister Xhafaj Encourages State Police to Ignore the Law

Recently, Exit has covered the different ways in which the rule of law and essential structures of the democratic state have been undermined since the installation of the new Rama government, from the “co-governance with the common people” program and the establishment of the extra-legal “Co-Governance Office,” which Rama has planned to announce coming Friday, to […]

Albania Engulfed in Crime

Albania Engulfed in Crime

In recent days, several serious criminal incidents have occurred in the country, showing a heightened activity of criminal gangs. October 1 As yet unidentified people fired a gun in the direction of the car of Ferdinand Llanaj. As a result, Llanaj and his 8-year-old son Dritan Bega were wounded. Ferdinand Llanaj is the brother of […]