Former minister Tahiri in Parliament, opposition boycotts proceedings
Former minister of Interior, Saimir Tahiri has appeared in yesterdays plenary sitting in parliament following an absence of around 6 months. Meanwhile, his appearance in parliament caused much hilarity among opposition MPs. Tahiri sat in the last rows alongside other majority MPs, while opposition MPs decided to boycott the proceedings. Saimir T...
The state’s empty secret
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy Frrok ÇupiPerhaps, what Im about to say will look like state conspiracy. Or perhaps, it looks like the secret has nothing to do with us perhaps it only has to do with the theories of Carl Popper. No, none of these are true. The state, especia...
Détente; negotiations cancel civil disobedience
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy Plator NesturiThe latest development that we saw, following the announcement of the European Commission to recommend the opening of negotiations for Albania, will likely shape the political events in the months to come. This was seen during yester...
Albanians last on the list of successful asylum applications in the EU
Albania ranks at the bottom of the list of countries that the European Union has granted asylumAlbanians need to think twice before seeking asylum in one of the European Union member countries, because this would penalize them in all other countries. Such fact is reflected by the latest figures published by European institutions regarding asylu...
Contained enthusiasm about the negotiations
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy Plator NesturiThe opening of negotiations remains the main topic of discussions these days. Mogherini herself visited Tirana to extend her congratulations by stressing that the European Commission kept its promise that it would issue a positive re...
Mogherini-Rama: Reforms in Albania led to the opening of EU negotiations
Albania has delivered the conditions set out by the European Commission and the country is ready to launch the accession talks, by pushing the reforms agenda.This was the message that was conveyed from Tirana by the head of the EU diplomacy, Federica Mogherini in a joint press conference with the countrys PM Edi Rama.Its not only the asp...
NPLs on the rise, banks in difficulty
The first part of this year has registered an increase of NPLs as opposed to the end of 2017, when they accounted for 13 of the totalCommercial banks in the country seem to be facing difficulties in collecting nonperforming loans. This is indicated by a new increase of their level at the start of the year. According to the data provided by the...
Why did Juncker intimidate us with the threat of war?
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy Plator NesturiAlbania and Macedonia managed to obtain a positive recommendation from the European Commission, which enables both countries to open the negotiations for accession in the EU. This is positive news for the entire region, where Serbia ...
Albania-Kosovo highway, citizens of Kukes will protest again
DECISIONCitizens of Kukes will hold another protest. This time, the protest will be in support of the people who were arrested during the first protest organized on 31 March of this year, when they rallied against the new toll charge introduced in the AlbaniaKosovo highway. The decision has been taken by the municipality council of Kukes and a...
Mogherini: The EU recommends the opening of negotiations with Albania
The European Union has decided to open accession negotiations with Albania. This was said today by the EU top diplomat, Federica Mogherini during a special press conference in Brussels. In addition, the European Commission has also recommended the opening of negotiations with FYROM.Today, the college approved the annual package of enlargement ...