"95% of Albanians not affected by taxes" At the meeting of the National Economic Council, the Albanian Prime
Minister, Edi Rama, answer to some business complaints and accusations
of the opposition regarding the new fiscal package.
Turkish Parliament Speaker in Tirana The Turkish Parliament Speaker has arrived in Tirana by invitation of
the Albanian counterpart. The Turkish Speaker valued the friendly
relations between Albania and Turkey, which are necessary for the
delicate regional stability.
Kosovo, Parliamentary session on December 8th The President of Kosovo, Atifete jahjaga, received this Tuesday the
leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, (PDK), Hashim Thaci, and the
leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Isa Mustafa, to
announce them about the preparation of the new Kosovo institutions,
respectively the Parliament of Kosovo and the creation of the new
CoE recommendations for AMA Experts from the Council of Europe, also with a request from the
Albanian Parliament Speaker, Ilir Meta, have concluded a study which
shows the path that should be followed by the Audiovisual Media
Authority, an institution that so far has not done its job properly and
has had many problems as regards decision-making autonomy.
Kosovo: LDK insists for Prime Minister's post The Democratic League of Kosovo is determined to keep one condition
unchanged for the coalition with PDK, and that is that their leader, Isa
Mustafa, should be Prime Minister, an option that has not been opposed
so far by the PDK.
Rama: We were voted to bring the rule of law The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, started this week with some
Twitter posts, regarding the current political situation and the reforms
started by the government, which have been constantly criticized by the
5 former Rrashbull commune employees found guilty The Durres Court has declared guilty five former Rrashbull commune
officials, accused of power abuse with construction permits in the
Shkembi i Kavajes area, while one of them was found not guilty.
Meta: New fiscal package supports agriculture The Parliament Speaker, Ilir Meta, guaranteed that the government will
always support those who invest in agriculture. Meta mentioned the
positive effects of the new fiscal package in agriculture.
Lushnje Education Director arrested The Lushnje Education Director, Liza Tabaku, asked 3000 to 5000 EUR for
hiring teachers in the state department or for not firing them. She had
help from her son in this activity, Xhanluka Bakiasi, and a third
person, Rigert Zeneli.
No incidents reported in DP meeting The Democratic Party supporters and citizens affected by the recent
government operations against energy thefts and illegal buildings
traveled to Tirana from every city, to protest in front of the main
“Skenderbej” square and the Martyrs’ Boulevard.
Government doesn't realize investments Although the Minister of Transportations was present in Parliament for
the budget of the next year, MPs asked explanations for the weak
realization of investments for this year.
Pay tolls for Durres-Kukes highway in 2015 The passage of the Durres-Kukes highway will have a pay toll next year.
The Minister of Transportation, Edmond Haxhinasto, declared that the
maintenance of this axis will pass to the private sector.
Basha: Last appeal for the protesters The Democratic Party leader, Lulzim Basha, met with the youth of the
Democratic Party, to appeal them ton join the March in the “Skenderbej”
square in front of the Prime Minister’s Office.