Interior Minister offers new details about the airport heist
Interior Minister Sander Lleshaj on Thursday has offered more details about the event taken place on April 9 at Mother Teresa international airport, where 10 million euros were taken during an armed robbery and one person remained killed during clashes with police.Lleshaj confirmed that this marked a failure of several airport structures in ch...
Democratic Party’s plan to prevent local elections uncovered
The Democratic Party has taken the final step towards the boycott of June 30 elections.The Democratic Party has taken one of the most important decisions regarding the fate of the current political crisis and the June 30 local elections. Along with its opposition allies, the Democratic Party decided to make it impossible for PM Edi Rama to hold l...
Reporters without Borders criticize the state of media in Albania
The Paris based Reporters without Borders organization says in its report on the freedom of information that hate against journalists on a global level has turned into violence.As far Albania is concerned, the report notes that PM Edi Rama often branded Albanian media as trash.According to the report which was published on Thursday, this ye...
Albanian exports to Kosovo go up following tax hike on Serbia
The amount of Albanian exports going to Kosovo has recently registered a significant increase. This seems to be a direct effect of the decision by authorities in Kosovo to introduce a 100 tax hike on Serbian imports. This is also confirmed by the office for statistics, INSTAT. According to this office, exports to Kosovo have seen the biggest incre...
Interview/Trade with Kosovo is a big problem for businesses
Obstacles that affect businesses are the biggest ones that currently exist in relations between Albania and Kosovo. This is the sort of obstacle which is making it hard for these relations to be effective., says in an exclusive interview for Albanian Free Press the head of the Center for Albanian Exports, Alban Zusi, who explains that this has to...
EU ambassador reacts over issue of visas
The head of the EU delegation to Tirana, Luigi Soreca has reacted today after the decision of the Dutch parliament to vote in favour of decision to restore the visa regime for Albanian nationals, following growing concerns about the role of Albanians in different criminal activities in this country.In a public appearance, the EU ambassadorassur...
Decision on the visa-free travel triggers debates
As if the current political crisis were not enough, majority and opposition have once again debated on developments oversees. The latest decision of the Dutch parliament to restore visas for Albanian nationals has been interpreted differently by representatives of the majority and opposition in the country.We expect EC to overrule the Du...
Opinion/ The local elections and the three different scenarios
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwww.albanianfreepress.alBy EDUARD ZALOSHNJAWhen asked in a TV studio as to what would happen if the international community decided to recognize local elections without the participation of the Democratic Party in them, the vice chairman of this party, Edi Paloka declared that...