Government still owes millions of euros to businesses
Still in debt with private companies and this debt amounts to millions of euros. This is the current situation with the government debt to businesses, although for many years it has pledged that it will fully pay these debts. The government has even drafted a special strategy on this, but the strategy doesnt seem to have been effective on settling...
Topalli: Opposition should be present in parliament
Former speaker of Parliament, Jozefina Topalli posted a message on social networks yesterday saying that the opposition should be in Parliament to discuss the budget, concessions or the increase of salaries. The democrat has also criticized the DP about its the lack of clarity in its actions.The current government is not heeding IMF and World...
USA: After Emiljano Shullazi, who’s next?
The US embassy to Tirana has issued a press release following the decision taken two days ago by the Court of Serious Crimes against Emiljano Shullazi and his gang. According to this embassy, this marked a significant step forward for the Albanian people, who demand and deserve true justice from their judicial system.We were encouraged by the w...
"We’re determined in the battle that brings us closer to the EU"
Albania is launching reforms and were grateful to all member countries which have helped Albania in this difficult battle. At the same time, were determined to continue this battleBy Ditmir BushatiAlbanias Minister for Europe and Foreign AffairsDuring a meeting of the StabilizationAssociation Committee meeting held yesterday with the E...
Gruevski’s escape to Hungary sparks debates in Skopje
The escape of former Prime Minister of FYROM, Nikola Gruevski to Hungary continues to be one of the main topics of debate in the press and amidst political circles. Political parties, former interior ministers and representatives of civil society who protested last evening in front of the governments seat, have all called for institutional respons...
Debates between Kosovo and Serbia at the UN
Kosovos ambassador to the US, Vlora Çitaku on Wednesday said in New York that nobody can veto the creation of the army of Kosovo and that the world should support Kosovos integration in international organizations. Çitaku made these comments during the meeting of the UN Security Council regarding the situation in Kosovo.Serbias Foreign min...
2019 budget to include extra funds for PPPs
Concessions in general, but PublicPrivate Partnerships PPPs too, will also accompany us next year along with the respective bill that Albanian citizens will continue to pay for the private services that they offer. This is shown in the 2019 draft budget in which the government has included the list of new concessions that will be granted next ye...
Albanian President in France: Let us work for the Mediterranean of the future
"We should provide knowledge to many youngsters around the Mediterranean to guarantee a safer and a more prosperous Mediterranean, because this region is the most beautiful one in the world. This region has great potential for growth and fast development sustained by our natural resources". This was declared by the Albanian President, Ilir Meta who...
Braçe MP against taxation on small incomes
The proposal of the Finance minister to tax people on small incomes was contested yesterday by the head of the parliamentary committee for economy, Erjon Braçe, who declared that he will vote against it."The commission has not received any peoposals by the government. I shall challenge the minister once he brings the proposal. I think that peop...
Notorious ring leader Emiljano Shullazi given 14 years in prison
Court of Serious Crimes has given its final verdict yesterday on the notorious ring leader, Emiljano Shullazi and the other members his gang. Meanwhile the verdict does not foresee the possibility of release on parole. The members of this gang will now have to spend the term of their sentence in a medium security prison, while the sentence starts a...