Is this the way to catch the “big fishes”?
By Eduard ZaloshnjaThis article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alFatmir Hoxha was one of the first judges who failed the so called vetting process. Being one of the highest ranking judges in the country Constitutional Court justice, many Albanians and even some foreigners would have thought ...
Farewell to pluralism
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy Frrok ÇupiPluralism has been unable to survive to this new era of Albanian history on the contrary, it has melted at the end of a season.Political pluralism, which was established after 1990, could not even endure three decades. Today, we no ...
Construction works for Arber Highway kick off, another 5 projects this year
Construction works for the Arber Highway, considered as the most important road segment of the countrys northeastern part, have started yesterday. This highway is the first road project as part of the list of roads that the government is planning to realize this year through concession agreements.Part of this list are also five other projects of...
Klosi: Reform in the justice system? Those who judged us are leaving the system
Interview with Prof. Fatos Klosi EU moderate politicians operate maturely in the Balkans in order to ease off nationalisms of the pastThose who used to judge us are being screened. And this is no small thing. This is the opinion offered by the former head of secret services, Fatos Klosi regarding the current progress of the justice reform fo...
Two MPs of the Cham party join the majority, the PM’s visit received by protests
Two MPs of the Party for Democracy, Integration and Unity PDIU have left this political force and have officially joined the Socialist Party. The two MPs in question are Reme Lala and Elena Xhina, who have appeared on the side of PM Edi Rama during the ceremony for the beginning of the construction works in Arber Highway. This way, the Socialist ...
15% tax imposed on properties rented out to holidaymakers
Are you renting out a property on the coast? Well, then you must pay a 15 tax to the state. This is a new measure that tax authorities are planning to introduce ahead of the new holiday season. So, tax authorities are looking to collect a tax on rent, which, according to the law, amounts to 15 for each accommodating outlet rented out. According t...
Actors meet with the President, Meta urges for transparency and dialogue
The much debated issue of the National Theater has led artists to parliament yesterday where they have faced MPs. It was the chair of the parliamentary committee for culture, Albana Vokshi the one to hold a hearing with several actors who are against the demolition of the theater, regarding this decision as outrageous. The biggest scandal is that ...
The debate about ISIS camps
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy Plator NesturiPrime Minister Rama dismissed rumors that a camp would be set up in Albania for former ISIS fighters who have fought in Iraq and Syria and who would be gathered in a country outside of the European Union. Rama considered these as pur...
The president’s  first year in office
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy ALFRED PEZAA few hours after one of the actors of the National Theater had demanded the President to take a stance on the issue regarding the demolition of the building of this theater, Ilir Meta decided to meet them. President of the Republic c...
Fear of referendums
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy Plator NesturiIn the past 27 years of pluralism, Albania is said to have held only one referendum. It was 1994 when the DP in power and former president Sali Berisha organized a referendum to vote a Constitution approved by them and attacked by th...