Opposition MP attacked for defying party’s directives
Ralf Gjoni, an MP of the Socialist Movement for Integration Party, the second largest party of the opposition in Albania, has been attacked today by a person who is yet to be identified. According to the MP, the aggressor approached him and sprayed a chemical substance on his face and his body.Authorities are yet to determine the substance tha...
Opposition holds another anti-government rally in front of parliament
Opposition in Albania held another antigovernment rally today which lasted five hours. The sixth demonstration in a row ended with a speech delivered by the democrat senior official, Edi Paloka. Paloka declared that the opposition will continue to protest until this government resigns.Our battle is not yet finished. Weve embarked on a journe...
Democratic Party presses criminal charges against minister Lleshaj
Yesterday, the Democratic Party pressed criminal charges against the Interior minister and several officials of State Police for abuse in the line of duty and unlawful actions against demonstrators. Its been proven beyond any doubt that during the protest, State Police has unlawfully launched poisonous substances and attacked demonstrators with w...
Basha attends EPP Assembly in Brussels, he says that he’s obtaining support from CDU
The leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha is in Brussels where he attended yesterday the Political Assembly of the European Peoples Party.Last night, Mr. Basha said that he met with Annegret KrampKarrenbauer, chairman of CDU. On behalf of DP, I expressed our recognition for the support given by CDU in drafting our economic program and f...
CEC continues to replace MPs
Parliament of Albania may see other surprises in the days to come with new MPs taking their seats as the process for the replacement of resigned MPs with other candidates who appear in party waiting lists continues. Yesterday, the Central Election Commission has summoned 18 new candidates to hand them their parliamentary mandate. Under current proc...
The UN says that Albanians are the unhappiest people in Europe!
Are you Albanian? Then youre as unhappy as a Venezuelan or a Palestinian, countries which are either going through a political crisis or an armed conflict.Theyre freer and more generous than their neighbours, but this is not enough for Albanians to be happier than them or the rest of Europe. This is a sad finding of the United Nations on the ...
Meta urges Rama to resign
The President of Republic took an officialposition yesterday in relation to the political crisis in the country, offering a number of messages, which, according to him, aimed at offering a solution to an ongoing conflict.Ilir Meta declared from Pogradec that the country finds itself in a critical situation and encouraged reflection by everyone ...
OSCE is against boycott, opposition responds
OSCE Presence to Tirana has declared today that its against the oppositions boycott of the local government elections. This was declared yesterday by ambassador of OSCE, Bernd Borchardt. Borchardt has once again criticized the decision of opposition MPs to abandon their parliamentary mandates. According to him, this decision has been criticized b...
Protests can be a real financial burden for the state budget
The frequent protests that the opposition is holding are at the focus of the media reports, but what the media is not reporting is the amount of money being spent to keep these protests under control.The government and its institutions must apply different measures and these measures are made possible through taxpayers money. New security system...
Interview with socialist MP Fadil Nasufi
This opposition is at the crossroads and it has serious issues. However, true democrats must reflect and act. Time has come for a new competitive opposition. This was said during an exclusive interview for Albanian Free press by socialist MP, Fadil Nasufi. According to him, the oppositions protests are damaging the image of the country, while s...