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 […]

Why Is Veliaj Hiding the UKT Balance Sheets?

Why Is Veliaj Hiding the UKT Balance Sheets?

The debate about the increase in the water price in Tirana, despite the illegal approval of the Municipal Council, continues to be at the center of citizens’ discussions. On the one hand, Mayor Erjon Veliaj and his officials insist that the increase in water price will generate enough funds to make the necessary investments needed […]

Police Files Lawsuit against Water Price Protesters

Police Files Lawsuit against Water Price Protesters

The Municipal Police has filed a lawsuit against three of the organizers of the protest of civil society against Tirana Mayor Erion Veliaj’s proposal to increase the water price. Although the protest was completely peaceful, in its statement the police claims that the three environmental activists Rezarta Caushaj, Andi Tepelena, and Besjan Pesha, “incited the group of […]

Anonymous Albania Hacks Municipal Websites over Water Price Hike

Anonymous Albania Hacks Municipal Websites over Water Price Hike

Anonymous Albania, an Albanian hacking group which already attacked several government and non-goverment website over the last few weeks, has attacked several websites of the Municipality of Tirana in response to the water price increase recently approved by the Municipal Council. The websites of the Municipal Police, Tirana Parking, and the UKT currently appear to […]

Tirana Deputy Mayor Resigns over Water Price

Tirana Deputy Mayor Resigns over Water Price

A day after the Municipal Council took the illegal and invalid decision to increase the water price, in which the Socialist Party was “assisted” by two defectors from the LSI, Deputy Mayor Brunilda Paskali has resigned from her function. In a public statement, Paskali, who belongs to the LSI, stated that it was a “political decision”: […]

Tirana Council Meeting and Decisions Were Illegal

Tirana Council Meeting and Decisions Were Illegal

Under dubious circumstances, the Municipal Council of Tirana approved yesterday two proposals which have raised considerable concern among the public: the increase in the water price and the concession for the design, construction, and use of 17 new school buildings. Both proposals were officially approved with the minimum quorum and minimum majority of 31 votes: […]

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 […]