Economic outlook for the next four years, slow growth and a slow reduction of debt
An economy which grows slowly and a debt which going down slowly. This is the picture for the next four years according the Macroeconomic and Tax Framework for the period 20202022. After it was recently made official by the government, the report provides economic projections for the coming years in line with the forecasts made by prominent intern...
Balla: Rama is a temporary Foreign minister, Cakaj will replace him
After the parliamentary debates taken place yesterday, the chairman of the Socialist Party parliamentary group, Taulant Balla commented on the new cabinet members. The majority of the new ministers do not belong to the Socialist Party. But does this have an electoral cost?Mr. Balla says that the fact that professionals, who have excelled in their...
Rama’s government has fallen, says senior opposition leader
In the recent days, political developments in Albania have become quite tense. The president of Republic, Ilir Meta did not decree the nomination of Gent Cakaj in the post of Foreign minister, thus rejecting Prime Ministers Rama request. Meta also refused the dismissal of Foreign minister Ditmir Bushati. Meanwhile, the head of the state is still h...
The Socialist Party is involved in an internal struggle
AnalysisFormer MP and former socialist minister, Arben Malaj says that the Socialist Party is involved in an internal struggle, which, according to him, is seriously damaging the SPs credibility and its efficiency in governingFormer MP and former socialist minister, Arben Malaj, says that the Socialist Party has been involved in an internal str...
The right wing’s votes and Basha’s Democratic Party
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy Eduard ZaloshnjaThis weekend, the Democratic Party will convene its National Assembly, in order to elect its structures. Following two consecutive defeats under Lulzim Bashas leadership, the new team will have the difficult task of attracting the...
Kosovo finally secures access to sea
This was a promise that Albanian politicians made a decade ago in 2009, but it could never put into practice up until nowIt started in Shengjin, but it ended in Durres. Nonetheless, Kosovo now has an open sea route from Albania and finally fulfilled its dream to have access to sea, something which was impossible for this country during the fo...
Conflict between President and Prime Minister continues; another bill rejected
The recent conflict between President Ilir Meta and Prime Minister Edi Rama on the formers decision not to decree the nomination of the new minister of Foreign Affairs, doesnt seem to end. The head of the state has continued this by rejecting another bill, proposed by the government and voted by Parliament. With this act, the saga of the numerous...
Special Report on the surrender of the high profile drug trafficker Klement Balili
Edison KuraniEverything was ready, including the press room at the ministry of Interior where all senior police officials, including minister Sander Lleshaj would appear. It was a pompous plan, like everything else the governments public relation service does.But a message that arrived on former PM Berishas mobile phone ruined everything and ...
Only half of the population in the country is subject to property tax for now
Only half of the population in the country which own real estate, will be subject to property tax this year based on the new rates. For the other half, municipalities have not yet worked out its value based on the real market value. Such fact is also confirmed by experts of the ministry of Finance, according to which, this process has been complet...