World Federation of Trade Unions
The World Federation of Trade Unions held a conference at the European
Parliament in Brussels, where Albania was represented by Valentin Macaj.
Meta: Berisha doesn't want integration
During the introduction of the Socialist Movement for Integration
candidates in Kucova, Ilir Meta accused The Albanian Prime Minister,
Sali Berisha, of paying 400.000 USD to a company for disinforming the
United States of America in favor of Berisha’s interest.
Berisha: We didn't increase energy price
With a 17 million EUR investment loaned by the Italian Government, the Transmission System Operator has implemented a modern techology that realized the national energy system in real time, synchronizing it this way with the standards required by the European Union.
Rama: Reforming CEC
Edi Rama and 16 candidates traveled to the city of Elbasan with the
“Revival Bus”, where the opposition leader declared that the Alliance
for European Albania will have a clear victory in this district.
State high-school exam
50.000 young people will undergo the obligatory state exams that start
on May 31st. For the first time the rooms will have signal detectors
that will not allow the usage of internet and mobile conversations in
the test room.
CEZ starts trial with Albania
The Czech Group “CEZ” has officially started the legal procedures
against the Albanian government at the International Arbitrary court.
CEZ announced that the government has been notified about the decision
of CEZ, which demands compensation for the damage caused by not
protecting their investment in the energy distribution network.
DP opens campaign in Fier
The Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, continued with his electoral
campaign in Fier, where he introduced the candidates for the district
and promised that they are real representatives of the Albanian
ODIHR starts working but suspicions rise
The main observer of the 11th ODIHR mission since 1996, the American
Conny McCormack, was very careful in her answers by reserving the
comments about what is happening with the Central Election Commission.
Visa, USA: Albania is not ready
The electoral campaign in Albania is expected to be interesting, at
least in propaganda terms. “With our deepest reforms we lifted the visa
regime with Europe. With other deep reforms we will lift the visa regime
with the United States of America, and you will be able to move freely
throughout the world”, Berisha declared during a meeting in Durres.
Rama at the European Parliament
As part of his European tour to earn the support of international
partners after the June 23rd elections, the opposition leader, Edi Rama,
was invited at the European Parliament by the Socialist and Democrat
EBRD expects lower economic growth
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has corrected its
predictions for Albania’s economic growth by giving even lower numbers.
Malaj: Country on the brink of bankruptcy
Arben Malaj, former Minister of Finances, now an independent candidate
for the Vlore District,declared that Albania has entered a deep budget
crisis that is ruining the economy.
Engel: June 23rd elections are very important
Eliot Engel, a lawmaker at the United States House o Representatives,
says that the elections in Albania are extremely important and have got
the attention of the entire international community.
ODIHR Mission starts working
The leader of the long-term ODIHR observing mission for the June 23rd
elections, the American Conny McCormack, declared that the goal is to
continue with the process during and after the elections.
Lobbying for Berisha’s survival
Ditmir Bushati, head of the Integration Parliamentary Commission,
declared that the usage of 400.000 USD for trying to preserve the image
of the Albanian government is a desperate effort of Berisha to still
keep his power.
Rama meets Tony Blair
Tony Blair, three times Prime Minister of Great Britain and one of the
most important figures of the European left wing, reserved a special
meeting for the Socialist Party leader, Edi Rama.
Government borrows for elections
Recent official data showed that the government has increased spending
on the verge of the elections, a repeated phenomenon that is being used
for electoral purposes.