Opposition accuses police of violence towards residents seeking fair compensation

Opposition accuses police of violence towards residents seeking fair compensation

TIRANA, April 18 – The opposition’s Democratic Party said on Tuesday through a media statement that the police physically violated the residents of the suburban ‘Bregu i Lumit’ (Riverbank) area in Tirana again this week. A photo distributed in the

Read Full Article
Editorial: For whom the bell tolls? The foreshadow of regress is already here

Editorial: For whom the bell tolls? The foreshadow of regress is already here

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL This week, the majority of the MPs in the Dutch parliament took a vote to ask to their government for the return of the visa regime with Albania. The dramatic development included several political parties in the

Read Full Article
Veton Surroi: “The new Kosovo-Serbia paradigm lies in a narrative of peace”

Veton Surroi: “The new Kosovo-Serbia paradigm lies in a narrative of peace”

TIRANA, April 18 – On Thursday, the Albanian Institute for International Studies, in cooperation with the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society, organized the foreign policy forum titled “New Paradigm for Kosovo and Serbia,” where keynote speaker Veton Surroi said both

Read Full Article
President: “Brussels’ experts should evaluate justice reform progress”

President: “Brussels’ experts should evaluate justice reform progress”

TIRANA, April 17 – During an interview for the TV show “Opposite” broadcasted by the public broadcaster of Albania, President Ilir Meta said the European Commission should bring experts from Brussels to assess how successfully the justice reform has been

Read Full Article
Head of Gjirokastra court dismissed under vetting process

Head of Gjirokastra court dismissed under vetting process

TIRANA, April 14 – The Independent Qualification Commission dismissed on Monday the Head of the Gjirokastra Court Albina Spaha after having found problems with the wealth justification criterion, one of the three criteria evaluated in the vetting process for the

Read Full Article
MoI says opposition protests have kept police from catching criminals

MoI says opposition protests have kept police from catching criminals

TIRANA, April 17 – During a press conference held after the opposition’s protest on Saturday, Minister of Interior Sander Lleshaj said the rallies have distracted the State Police from dealing with criminal groups’ illegal activities. “The protest once again contributed

Read Full Article
Kosovo is also to take Albanian doctors by providing higher wages

Kosovo is also to take Albanian doctors by providing higher wages

TIRANA- In the past five years it is estimated that 857 doctors have left Albania mainly heading for Germany, but not only. The reasons are countless, starting with low salaries, disparagement of the doctor’s figure, the trust crisis publicized by

Read Full Article
Dutch request to suspend visa-free travel for Albanians causes turmoil in Tirana

Dutch request to suspend visa-free travel for Albanians causes turmoil in Tirana

TIRANA, April 17 – In Albania, the decision taken by the Dutch parliament on Tuesday to demand from the European Commission to suspend Albanians’ visa-free regime for the Netherlands has caused intense domestic debates. Albanian President Ilir Meta spoke of

Read Full Article
Journalists rally for right to report free of risking violence from authorities

Journalists rally for right to report free of risking violence from authorities

TIRANA, April 16 – A group of journalists gathered in front of the General Prosecution Office on Sunday to protest against the violence that took place from one of temporary General Prosecutor Arta Marku’s bodyguards towards journalist Renaldo Salianji. A

Read Full Article
Socialist Delegates: “Ballot buying has affected elections’ outcome”

Socialist Delegates: “Ballot buying has affected elections’ outcome”

TIRANA, April 16 – The Institute of Political Studies held surveys with 201 Socialist Party Electoral Congress delegates on topics such as party identities, composition of delegates, mandates, legitimacy and political activities, where the biggest part said they believe the

Read Full Article