Bullets fired against police in Dukagjin On the third day of the massive anti-cannabis operation in the Dukagjin
area, bullets have been fired again towards the police near the Pult
commune. Luckily, no one was hurt.
Fraud with fake diploma The closure of 18 higher education institutions has brought to light
hundreds of thousands of diplomas that are considered illegal and
invalid for the Ministry of Education.
Nishani returns the territorial reform As expected, the Albanian President, Bujar Nishani, did not approve the
territorial reform. The President returned it for a review in Parliament
and gave three arguments.
HPP builders protest 600 Albanian workers from the Banja hydropower plant have went on a
strike this Wednesday, demanding a change with the heavy working
Improving higher education The private universities that didn’t lose their licenses and that have
not been suspended, have received some measures from the rectorate after
the inspection. They value the initiative of the Ministry of Education
as a necessary process that was realized on time for improving the
private higher education.
The opportunities with the Berlin Conference The Albanian Foreign Minister, Ditmir Bushati, declared in an interview
for Top Channel that the Balkan Conference in Berlin is an important and
specific moment for the integrating processes, in a time when the EU
accession perspective will be a long and difficult process due to
historic and political circumstances, and due to the structural aspects
and how societies in Balkan work.
Albania-Germany relations The Parliament Speaker, Ilir Meta, organized a reception for the
Bundestag delegation that is visiting Tirana and that coincides with the
30th anniversary of the visit of Franz Josep Strauss in communist
Veliaj reacts about the Saranda scandal The Minister of Social Welfare, Erjon Veliaj, reacted for the Saranda
scandal, in which a Socialist Party representative asked sexual favors
in exchange of a job.
Inspections in private universities The Ministry of Education has published the violations found at the
International Higher Education School. This institution has violated 16
out of 37 criteria, by holding unlicensed education programs.
Manjani: "Scandalous residential building" Ylli Manjani, vice chairman of the Socialist Movement for Integration,
considers the construction of a residential building complex close to
the Tirana Artificial Lake a multi-dimensional scandal with the blessing
of the Tirana Mayor, Lulzim Basha.
The Balkan summit of Germany The August 28th Conference for Balkan in Berlin, organized by the German
Chancellor Angela Merkel, is very important for the political and
economic aspects of the region.