Rama: "Who doesn't vote justice reform, will suffer in elections" The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, said that whoever doesn’t approve
the justice reform, will be punished by the people in the elections.
“Everyone will vote it. You will all come to vote it, together with the
National Bureau of Investigation, and you will pretend you never said
what you have said so far”, Rama said.
Program for reducing debt with 4.6% by 2017 The government presented a reform program for the next three years,
through which they want to reduce the public debt with 4.6% within 2017,
the final year of this government term.
The program plans to reduce the total debt from 72.5% to 67.9%.
Boycott of lawers, associations don't obey to Minister Lawyers didn’t answer to the appeal of the Justice Minister to stop the
boycott. They started the first boycott in the history of the Albanian
advocacy, while the Chairman of Criminal Lawyers, Sajmir Vishaj, said
that this extreme measure is necessary for the integrity and profession
SP debate, MPs hold different stances against Blushi For the Socialist Party MP, Erion Brace, known as one of the most direct
voices inside the SP, the congress should reconfirm the leader that
wins popular elections. Anyone has the right to run and the rules are
there, well defined, according to Brace, but should not be used for
personal grudges. "One person's ambitions should not damage the party
and our main priority for the moment, ruling the country", Brace said.
Prosecutor General: "Durres organized crime challenged the state"
The Prosecutor General, Adriatik Llalla, said that the murders that took
place in Durres are based on drug traffic and illegal property
possession. The Prosecutor said there are several criminal groups
operating in Durres, now trying to challenge the authority of the state.
Health Minister: Special budget for ER The Health Minister, Ilir Beqaj, answered to ER doctors that the new law
brings a quicker response to patients and does not affect their
service. The ER will now have a special budget program.
Opposition leader: "Bureau of Investigation is urgently needed"
In the Parliamentary Group meeting, the opposition leader, Lulzim Basha,
started discussing the justice reform by saying that Prime Minister
Rama fears its approval since he needs more than ever corrupted judges,
being involved in hundreds of millions of Euros through concessions.
Economic freedom, slight improvement for Albania The economic freedom of Albania marked a slight improvement in the past
year. Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal report that Albania is
the 59th economy with more freedom in the world, from 186 countries
that have been evaluated. Last year Albania was 63rd.