Election standard, debates in Parliament The election standards were the focus of today’s discussions in
Parliament. The opposition considered the elections as not fair, and
that the result was product of purchased votes, pressure to the public
administration and dirty money.
Conclusions of the US State Department visit in Kosovo The Director of the Office for Central Eastern European Matters at the
US State Department, Thomas Yasdgerdi, declared for the media despite
that there was disappointment for the failure to vote the Special Court,
but the government should continue in Parliament and the MPs must vote
Two arrested for sending asylum seekers to Germany The Durres Police declared they have successfully completed the
code-named operation "Asylum", by arresting the 27-year-old Besnik Gjoka
and the 25-year-old Shaban Gjoka, both residents of Fushe-Kruja.
Rama: June 21st victory should not make us euphoric “The June 21st elections should not make us euphoric. For the
strongholds with low results, full responsibilities will be held”,
declared the Albanian Prime Minister in the first meeting of the
Socialist Parliamentary Group after the local elections.]
International arrest order for Arben Frroku Two days after the Court of Appeal gave the life in prison sentence for
Arben Frroku, accused for the murder of the Chief of Police, Dritan
Lamaj, an international arrest order was issued by Interpol Tirana
Anti-terror operation in Italy and Albania, one arrested in Albania The Italian and Albanian authorities have started a joint operation
against a group of suspected ISIS terrorists, starting from Milano,
Bergamo, Grossto, Toscana in Italy, and to Lushnje, Albania. As result,
11 persons were arrested in total, 10 in Italy and one in Albania.
Hydropower concessions failed. Government: "Corruptive practices" The Minister of Economic Development, Arben Ahmetaj declared that most
of the hydropower plant concessions have failed and chances are they
will not be built. He says that only 53 out of 553 have functioned,
while others are abusive because they had no projects, simply abused
with the contacts they had and corruption, and secondly because they
have no funds.
Basha: Rama is enjoying a stained victory
Lulzim Basha, the leader of the Democratic Party, listed a series of
elements, which, according to the opposition, prove that the June 21st
elections do not fulfill the democratic standards.
Merkel meets Kosovo PM Mustafa, discuss Special Court The Kosovo Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa, met today with the German
Chancellor, Angela Merkel, with whom he discussed about the visa
liberalization issue. Merkel said that the liberalization will take
place when the conditions are met.
IMF: Albanian economy, immune from Greece The IMF says that the Albanian economy is not at risk by the Greek
situation. The Head of the IMF, Nadeem Ilahi, dclared in a joint press
conference with the Minister of Finances and the Minister of Economy,
that the fund expects no serious risk from the Greek crisis.
DP accuses government for escape of Frroku The Democratic Party MP, Gert Bogdani, deckared the Arben Frroku,
sentenced by the Court of Appeal to life in prison, has left the country
as a free man before the verdict.
DP: "Video shows election manipulation" The Democratic Party published a video in which, according to them, are
seen the Commissioners of the Socialist Party and the Socialist Movement
for Integration while filling the boxes with fictive ballots while the
DP commissioners were left outside by force. The DP says the box had 388
ballots inside, when only 377 persons voted in total.