OP-ED/There can never be a war in the Balkans
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy Frrok ÇupiThe world must be really blind if it sees the prospect of a war in the Balkans. In the Balkans, there will no longer be a war between nations, but only between individuals and leaders.This is the reason why many people dont understa...
Local government still relies on central government for money
They still dont seem to gain independence from the central government as far as funds are concerned, although the number of municipalities in the country was reduced a few years ago through the territorial and administrative reform. The country now has only 61 municipalities, but the government continues to provide a good part of the funding for...
The leader of LDK meets Meta: Border changes are a dangerous topic
The leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo LDK, Isa Mustafa has held on Thursday a meeting with the president of Albania, Ilir Meta.Mustafa said that the pair had discussed the idea for land swaps between Kosovo and Serbia.I briefed president Meta that LDK is of the opinion that dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia should be the only fo...
Kotzias: Rama-Meta blocked the agreement between Albania and Greece
The agreement between Albania and Greece has been blocked and the reason for this relates to the fact that the head of the state and the head of the government in Tirana dont seem to agree with each other.This is the stance of the Greek Foreign minister, Nikos Kotzias who commented this issue on Thursday following a meeting that he had with hi...
Opposition meets in Vlora, Basha accuses the majority for the number of deaths
While parliament convened in a meeting on Thursday, the Albanian opposition convened in Vlora to continue its parliamentary boycott. During this meeting, Democratic Party leader, Lulzim Basha has launched strong accusations against PM Edi Rama for abuse of power.Meanwhile, according to Basha, the justice system in particular and the situation ...
Wastes, Albanians are producing more and recycling less
More wastes are being produced and less and less is being recycled in Albania. According to official data issued by the countrys office of statistics INSTAT, last year, the amount of wastes that was recycled was less than the previous year. In 2017, the amount of recycled waste was 1.2 million as opposed to 1,3 million in 2016, registering a fa...
Kosovo’s borders concern every Albanian
Its been several months now that a debate has been going on whether to change borders between Kosovo and Serbia. The declarations of four important politicians have taken this debate to a delicate point. Thaçi, Vucic, Bolton and Merkel almost agree with the idea of border changes, on condition that this does not spark tension. An analysis and a di...
“Innovation Expo”, Gjiknuri: Infrastructure for online services
The Albanian government has been very focused on offering technological solutions for many services which have traditionally been carried out by people. We will continue at this pace. This was declared yesterday by the minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Damian Gjiknuri in the Innovation Expo which is being held in Tirana from September 18 t...
Government sets up the National Insolvency Office
The National Insolvency Office is finally becoming a reality, following a decision of the government to set up this agency. The scope of the agency is to secure and make use of efficient means to preserve the legitimacy of the insolvency procedures, by overseeing the activity of bankruptcy administrators, the governments decision reads.Meanw...