2017-11-14 15:57:14
November 14, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Radio France International special report : “Is Albania becoming a narco-state in the heart of Europe?

As cannabis production and trafficking have exploded in this country for a few years now, the United States and European countries have begun to exert increasing pressure on the socialist government of Edi Rama. Albania has always been known for its cannabis production, but since …

2017-11-14 12:27:12
November 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Rama on Albanian and Italian media: “You’re untrustworthy. Your licence is a hunting licence. You’re a trash can.”

PM Rama made the umpteenth declaration in recent weeks against the media and journalists during an event organised in Tirana in partnership with the European Union on Nov. 9, 2017. Rama made an indirect assumption that Albanian media licences could be the object of an …

2017-11-14 10:57:35
November 14, 2017 - 9:48 AM

National audit report: 2.5 billion euros of financial losses from public administration misdoings during last three years

The last State Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) report for FY2016 has made a series of findings reflecting an overall worrisome situation such as: • The economic damage to the state budget for 2016 is 820 million euros. In 2015, the economic damage to the state …

2017-11-07 13:27:22
November 7, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Inequality gap widens as top 10% spends 3.5 times more than average Albanian family.

A recent survey on Albania’s inequality made by the state statistical institute INSTAT, has found that during 2016 the richest 10% of households spent 2.5 times more than the overwhelming 90% of Albanians. In the meantime, consumer prices grew 1.3 % while Albanians household revenue …

2017-11-07 13:27:20
November 7, 2017 - 12:05 PM

DP Chairman Basha meets Italian Minister of Interior Minniti: “Critical situation in Albania regarding drug trafficking and organized crime.”

The chairman of the Democratic Party, Mr. Lulzim Basha met with the Italian Minister of Interior, Mr. Marco Minniti during a visit in Albania dedicated exclusively to the fight against cannabis. DP Chairman Basha expressed his thankfulness to Minister Minniti for the Italian contribution in …

2017-11-07 13:27:19
November 7, 2017 - 12:03 PM

Italian Minister of Interior: “There are no untouchables in Europe and we should go after them in Albania”. Cannabis cultivation reduced while traffick to Italy on a record high on 2017.

Representatives of the Italian Guardia di Finanza and of the Albanian police presented the results of the aerial monitoring of cannabis plantations in Albania funded by Italy and the European union. During these flights, about 23% of the total non-urban territory was monitored. In his …