Rama: Judge us after four years “With or without others, we will do everything with the majority given
by the Albanian people so that we can speak differently about corruption
after four years”, Rama declared, expressing his readiness to fight
corruption in a “life or death battle that will bring development or
leave our country backward”.
Former Minister of Defense reported for corruption The new government made the first criminal report for high-rank members
of the Berisha government. The Ministry of Defense declared that they
are preparing a report against the former Minister of Defense, Arben
Imami, and some of his dependents.
Illegal gambling in Kosovo Annual gambling in Kosovo reaches 100 million EUR and serves to clean the dirty money of organized crime.
Kukes fans attack referee An exaggerated and unnecessary protest of coach Naxhi Shensoj by the end
of the Kukesi-Skenderbeu match brought the irritation of two Kuksi
fans, who entered the field to attack the referees.
Vlore, Jon "Complex" demolition After every resident retrieved all furniture and objects from the “Jon
Complex” building, at the Uji I Ftohte, Vlore, the National Inspectorate
of Urban Construction and Police took the building and prohibited any
Visa regulation changed After three years of negotiations with the Commission and the
Parliament, the European Union Council changed the visa regulation, and
included the suspending and reciprocity mechanisms.
Removing VAT for medicine Pharmacists say that by removing VAT on medicine, many medicaments will have lower prices for buyers.
Belle Air investigations started The Tirana Prosecution has established a Task Force Unit to investigate
the Belle Air company, which is suspected of embezzlement and tax
S&P devaluates Albania's debt Albania’s debt devaluation by “Standard and Poor’s” is no good news for
the economy. The Deputy Minister of Finances, Erjon Luci, declared that
the managing of our country’s finances will be more difficult.
USA: Cautious with the Task Force The efforts of the Albanian government in the fight against corruption
and organized crime are being followed closely by Western diplomats in
Tirana. When asked by Top Channel about the position held by the United
States embassy on the recent anti-corruption initiative undertaken by
the government, the embassy’s spokesperson declared:
Albania, member of EUROPOL The two-day meeting of the Council of Europe, which started yesterday
and will authorize the agreement for including Albania in the EUROPOL,
started with a visit of our Interior Minister with all homologues of the
Jonathan Moore meetings in Tirana The Director for Central and Southern Europe at the US Department of
State, Jonathan Moore, arrived in Tirana for an official visit a few
days before the country receives the European Union candidate status
Drenica gang at court Today ended the first session of the Drenica Gang trial, who are accused for war crimes in Likovc, in 1998.
Doctor and middle man arrested Ilir Broqi, head of the surgery activity at the Tirana University
Hospital Center, was arrested today together with Arben Doda, who
servved as his middle man. Doda, a former security officer at the
Hospital, is suspected of taking 15.000 to 17.000 ALL from citizens for a
Business against progressive tax
Businesses ask the government to give up from the progressive tax and
escalation of the Tax on Profit. The Chairman of the Chamber of
Commerce, Nikolin Jaka, declared that these measures would have negative
consequences in economy.
Offer for new stadium arrives After several years of bureaucracies and efforts, concrete offers from
three companies have arrived for the construction of a new stadium.
Former IT Chief of Tax Office in Prosecution The former IT Chief at the Tax Office, Renald Rista, was summoned by the
Tirana Prosecution on suspicions of how he could have copied and then
disappeared the computer data of the past four years at the Tax Office.
CoE: Fight corruption The rapporteurs of the Council of Europe for Albania will present a
confidential report on February, in which they will recommend the
removal of a monitoring on Albania.