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Opposition in Albania announces boycott of local government elections

By   /  24/03/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  No Comments

Local government elections in Kavaja are seen by analysts as a significant test for the June 18 general election By Edison Kurani In Albania, the opposition declared today, a few hours after the president of the country decreed the date for the holding of extraordinary local government elections in Kavaja, that it will not participate […]

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Strong reactions by the Albanian Defence Ministry on the “Russian influence in the Balkans

By   /  23/03/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  No Comments

Security in the Balkans and NATO accession has brought to Tirana the Montenegrin Defence Minister, Predrag Boskovic, who has had a closed door meeting with the Albanian minister Albanian Minister of Defence, Mimi Kodheli has issued a strong reaction on what is being increasingly identified as the Russian influence in the Balkans. “Whoever wants to […]

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Senate Albanian Issues Caucus is relaunched

By   /  23/03/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, Politics  /  No Comments

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) announced they are relaunching the Senate Albanian Issues Caucus. This caucus is made up of a grup of republican and democrat senators. The Senate Albanian Issues Caucus will help to facilitate dialogue on critical issues facing the Albanian American community and countries in Southeast Europe with […]

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Albania is a contributor in the Coalition against terrorism

By   /  23/03/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  No Comments

All 68 members of the international coalition gathered in Washington upon the invitation of Secretary Tillerson, with the aim of growing and consolidating joint action. Since the creation of the global Coalition against ISIS, Albania has offered its active political and military contribution. From the USA, Albanian Foreign minister Bushati said that “we are determined […]

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IBNA Analysis/The president considers the political situation in Albania to be “very tense”

By   /  21/03/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  No Comments

In an analysis that he makes to the political situation in the country, president of the Republic of Albania, Bujar Nishani, says that the situation is very tense. “The opposition is out of Parliament, in a public protest and at the same time, society is very polarized and this makes the political situation in the […]

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Albanian president against the minister of Interior proposed by the Prime Minister

By   /  20/03/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, Politics  /  No Comments

In Albania, the President of the Republic declared on Sunday evening that he was against the appointment of Fatmir Xhafa for the post of the minister of Interior, adding that the Constitution forces him to decree this minister. “There have been concerning public accusations against the candidate for the post of Interior minister. He is […]

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Will Fatmir Xhafaj be Minister of Interior?

By   /  17/03/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  No Comments

By Edison Kurani A debate has broken out in Albania about the new minister of Interior. The Prime Minister has proposed for this post the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for the Reform in Justice, the socialist MP, Fatmir Xhafaj. But his name has prompted reactions amid civil society, because he is accused of having […]

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IBNA FORUM/Politicians and analysts comment the changes in Rama’s cabinet

By   /  15/03/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  No Comments

By Edison Kurani In the recent days, politics and public opinion have focused on the changes taken place in Prime Minister Edi Rama’s cabinet. Politicians and analysts offer their insights on these movements and the causes in this IBNA forum “A meeting to honor those who left” Prominent columnist and opinion maker, Ylli Dylgjeri believes […]

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Albanian opposition asks Russia to recognize Kosovo’s independence

By   /  14/03/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  No Comments

A few months before the general elections, the leader of the Albanian opposition, Lulzim Basha, has launched an official agenda to convince countries such as Russia to recognize Kosovo’s independence. The democrat leader held on Tuesday a meeting with the ambassador of the Russian Federation, Mr. Alexander Karpushin. During this meeting, Basha said that the […]

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Important changes in the Albanian government

By   /  13/03/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  No Comments

The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama has announced on Monday (13.03) the decision to remove from duty four ministers of the governing cabinet that he chairs. They are: minister of Interior, Saimir Tahiri, minister of Health, Ilir Beqaj, minister of Social Affairs, Blendi Klosi and minister of Local Government Affairs, Bledi Cuci. Today, Rama also […]

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