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Inequality gap widens as top 10% spends 3.5 times more than average Albanian family.

Inequality gap widens as top 10% spends 3.5 times more than average Albanian family.

A recent survey on Albania's inequality made by the state statistical institute INSTAT, has found that during 2016 the richest 10% of households spent 2.5 times more than the overwhelming 90% of Albanians.

In the meantime, consumer prices grew ...

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DP Chairman Basha meets Italian Minister of Interior Minniti: “Critical situation in Albania regarding drug trafficking and organized crime.”

DP Chairman Basha meets Italian Minister of Interior Minniti: “Critical situation in Albania regarding drug trafficking and organized crime.”

The chairman of the Democratic Party, Mr. Lulzim Basha met with the Italian Minister of Interior, Mr. Marco Minniti during a visit in Albania dedicated exclusively to the fight against cannabis.

DP Chairman Basha expressed his thankfulness to Minister ...

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Italian Minister of Interior: “There are no untouchables in Europe and we should go after them in Albania". Cannabis cultivation reduced while traffick to Italy on a record high on 2017.

Italian Minister of Interior: “There are no untouchables in Europe and we should go after them in Albania". Cannabis cultivation reduced while traffick to Italy on a record high on 2017.

Representatives of the Italian Guardia di Finanza and of the Albanian police presented the results of the aerial monitoring of cannabis plantations in Albania funded by Italy and the European union. During these flights, about 23% of the total non-urban ...

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Police seizes 863 000€ in cash allegedly owned by former Minister of Interior Tahiri

Police seizes 863 000€ in cash allegedly owned by former Minister of Interior Tahiri

A recent arrest seems to lead to new findings on the criminal activity linked to Tahiri, while confirming Tahiri’s link to a speedboat and a yacht boat suspected of being used by the Habilaj gang in their drug trafficking to ...

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A governmental scandal threatening justice independence, EU integration and political stability

A governmental scandal threatening justice independence, EU integration and political stability

After Rama's and Interior Minister Xhafaj attacks on the Prosecution following their request to lift Tahiri's immunity, DP leader Lulzim Basha called on Monday, October 23rd, upon the EU Commission and US Government to put pressure on Prime Minister Rama ...

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Albanian Secret Service Director resigns in surprise decision amid the Tahiri scandal.

Albanian Secret Service Director resigns in surprise decision amid the Tahiri scandal.

The General Director of the Albanian Secret Service (SHISH) Mr. Visho Ajazi gave his resignation after serving in the position since 2012. No reasons were given for his resignation considering the country is facing an intense political period due ...

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PM Rama defending by all means Tahiri, even by using “fake news”.

PM Rama defending by all means Tahiri, even by using “fake news”.

PM Rama attacked the key Albanian whistleblower in the Tahiri case for his previous statements. The accusations were made during an interview given for a popular TV show on Friday evening, October 27th.

Rama said that the whistleblower, Mr. ...

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EPP: “Government should interrupt pressure on Prosecutor; Decriminalization and the fight against organized crime vital”

EPP: “Government should interrupt pressure on Prosecutor; Decriminalization and the fight against organized crime vital”

On Friday, October27th, the European People's Party Group in the European Parliament issued the following statement: “The EPP Group takes note of the recent political pressure on the Prosecutor, given the fact that the Albanian Prosecutor for Serious Crimes has requested ...

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