Rama meets Italian businessmen The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, held a meeting with Italian
investors to identify the problems that they meet for investing in
The new anti-corruption package The majority and opposition held different positions for the
Anti-Corruption Package, which aims treating corruption as organized
crime, and as such it should be investigated and tried by the Court and
Prosecution of Serious Crimes.
Demolition of the "Jon" complex The Construction Inspectorate starting demolishing some “Jon” complex
premises, which will soon be entirely demolished. The apartment and shop
owners have five days to remove their appliances.
Aldo Hoxha sentenced to life in prison The Criminal Court of Tirana sentenced the 21-year-old Aldo Hoxha to
life in prison for the murder of Fatbardha Tafa, who was killed during a
Teen students shot dead A 17-year-old student was killed by gunshots in Shkozet, Durres, inside
his classroom. The armed person killed the 17-year-old Adriatik Toto,
from Kukes. Preliminary investigations show it might have been a fight
between teens that ended tragically.
"Strong reforms will not stop" The Albanian Foreign Minister, participant at the "Friends of Europe"
meeting, declared that even if the EU Council of Ministers will not give
a positive decision for the status, the strong reforms of Albania will
"Status, decision is political" "This year we are asking the member countries about what they want from
us. Do they want to repeat ourselves even for the next year, if the
terrain wants this? Because we need few instructions from the member
"Jon" Complex will be expropriated The Council of Ministers decided to expropriate the “Jon” complex, one
of the buildings that is affected by the environmental rehabilitation of
the coastline at the Uje I Ftohte-Tunel area in Vlore.
Greece ratifies TAP The Gerek Parliament has ratified an agreement between the Greek
Republic and the company that administers the Trans Adriatic Pipeline
project, which will bring natural gas from Azerbaijan to Europe through
Greece, Albania and Italy.
Korce Chief of Border Police arrested The Regional Director for the Border and Migration in Korce has been
arrested, while some persons who are suspected to be involved in a
criminal group of industrial good excise smuggling are on the run.
Ferdinand Poni under investigation
Ferdinand Poni, former Deputy Interior Minister when the country was
ruled by the Democratic Party, has been interrogated by the Tirana
Payment for the disabled people The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, declared that the government will
make everything possible to enable the payment of disabled people
pensions before the New Year’s celebrations.
Corruption at the Puka Court The High Council of Justice gathered at 17:00 for an extraordinary
meeting about the case reported on Top Channel’s investigative program,
Fiks Fare, where the secretary, the chancelor, a judiciary police
officer, the prosecutor and the judge are all seen being involved in a
New anti-corruption package The opposition insisted at the Commission of Laws that the government
should withdraw from the anti-corruption package, for as long that the
amends have been contradicted by OPDAT, the American Mission for
Criminal Justice and the OSCE, saying that they are not effective and
Corruption perception increases Albania has increased the corruption perception level. According to the
latest data of Transparency International, our country is three spots
lower than 2012, ranking 116th, to the same level with Nepal and
Vietnam, even behind Nigeria, Ethiopia and Indonesia.
Ahmetaj on income tax For more information about the income tax, the Minister of Economy,
Arben Ahmetaj, was invited today on Top Channel’s main news edition.
New subvention scheme Farmers oppose the new scheme proposed by the Albanian government for giving subventions for the product.