German Foreign Minister Visits Tirana: EU Membership Wholly Dependent on Reforms

German Foreign Minister Visits Tirana: EU Membership Wholly Dependent on Reforms

Last week, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas visited Tirana on an official visit, as part of his Balkans tour. Maas met his homologue Ditmir Bushati, whereas later on, he will meet with Prime Minister Edi Rama, opposition lead Lulzim Basha, and representatives from the Vetting Commission. In a joint press...

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General Prosecutor Marku Dismantles Tahiri Investigation

General Prosecutor Marku Dismantles Tahiri Investigation

Ever since the nomination of Temporary General Prosecutor Arta Marku in December 2017, the investigation into international drug trafficking and corruption of former Minister of Interior Affairs and right hand of Prime Minister Edi...

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The “Updated” Special Law for the National Theater Is Still Made for Fusha

The “Updated” Special Law for the National Theater Is Still Made for Fusha

During the parliamentary session today, the Socialist majority is expected to pass an "updated" Special Law for the National Theater, after President Ilir Meta returned the law to Parliament and the European Commission criticized its contents as potentially violating the principle of equality before the law. The original Special Law explicitly included the beneficiary of...

By Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei

Socialist Claims Opposing Politician Vetting, Debunked

Socialist Claims Opposing Politician Vetting, Debunked

The Democratic Party’s proposal concerning the vetting of politicians seems to not only to have caught the Socialist majority by surprise, but to have thrown it into a messy, and, perhaps, panicked propagandistic effort to bury it before it sets roots. From the reintroduction of Fazlic to the fake news about the arrest of a...

By Ilmi Rehova
Air Albania €29,800,000 Short

Air Albania €29,800,000 Short

Last Friday, Prime Minister Edi Rama inaugurated the first flight of Air Albania, the new national airways operating...

Air Albania €29,800,000 Short

Air Albania €29,800,000 Short

Last Friday, Prime Minister Edi Rama inaugurated the first flight of Air Albania, the new national airways operating from Rinas Airport, which he had launched under the...