Court in Tirana reopens the case about the murder of former MP
Yesterday, Tirana District Court has ruled on reopening the so called case of the century, which relates the murder of former MP and a key figure of the opposition in the 90s, Azem Hajdari.The court has granted the motion filed by Izet Haxhia, who has been convicted with 25 years in prison for this murder. But, Haxhia has never admitted this...
EU accession talks, political class divided about the states in favour and against
Will European Union member countries support the opening of accession talks with Albania? This is the latest debate taking place in Albania a few days ahead of the much anticipated decision. Yesterday, the debate was held in Parliament, where the sides have debated on Germanys support. According to the leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha,...
Who are we going to fill the country with?
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy Plator NesturiParliament is completely losing its function. Its been several months that no normal session has taken place, although at the end of the day, we learn that bills have been passed. Its been so long that we have not seen a debate on ...
How is the DP making Erion Veliaj a prime minister
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy Roland QafokuThe images that we saw on June 18 in the parliamentary media committee, where the mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj was summoned for a hearing, were somehow identical to the ones in 2002 when a special committee had summoned mayor Edi Ram...
Albania and the issue of refugees
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy ALFRED PEZAThis is the first time after 1990 and perhaps the first time during the entire history of the Albanian state, that the fleeing of Albanian citizens outside the countrys border for a better life is not the main topic of the order of t...
Government: Refugee camps are not up for discussion; Opposition: The government lies!
The setting up of refugee camps is not an issue up for discussion. Nobody hasrequested it up until today and nobody has offered such thing.This has been declared today by the Albanian ministry of Interior concerning the rumour circulating on the domestic media that a refugee camp was going to be set up in Albania.The media has referred t...
FORUM/Do we need a new National Theater? Intellectuals, pros and contras
The debate for the construction of the new building of the National Theater has turned into a heated debate in cultural and political circles alike. Meanwhile, artists and intellectuals are once again divided in their opinions. Albanian Free Press has contacted several of them in order to hear their arguments in favour and against such incentive....
25% of Albanian households live on remittances
25 of Albanian households live on remittances. There are 1.15 million Albanians who live and work abroad, almost half of the official population living in Albania. Altogether, within a year, migrant workers have sent 1.1 billion euros. Based on a simple calculation, each of them has sent 1 thousand euros a year or around 100 euros a month. These f...
Albanian Free Press interviews with democrat MPs Çupi and Balliu
Interview with democrat MP, Dhurata Çupi The one who shot Azem Hajdari was awarded a disgraceful medalThe decoration of the former socialist MP, Gafur Mazreku by Has municipality council has been commented by the democrat MP, Dhurata Cupi as a decision that honors no one. In a special interview for Albanian Free Press, Cupi says that peopl...