Financial Times publishes an article on the current political problems and latest scandals, titled “Drugs, spies and cameras: Albania struggles to curb criminal gangs”, report Albanian media. Controversies surrounding the Albanian Central Election Commission and the Democratic Party continue, which is not being registered for the local elections on May 14… These are just some of the topics of today’s selection of CIVIL Media’s Editorial Office, from Albanian media in the region.
Balkan Web – “Drugs, spies and cameras”, Financial Times: Rama is involved in several scandals
Financial Times has dedicated an article on Albania and the country’s efforts to prevent criminal gangs, but also on the political situation and the scandals in the country, where the name of Prime Minister Edi Rama is involved”, reports Balkan Web.
Evropa e Lire: The DP is not registered for the elections on May 14
“The Central Election Commission in Albania decided not to register the Democratic Party for the local elections on May 14.
The reason for such a decision was failure to complete the documentation that was required from the Democratic Party, headed by Enkelejd Alibeaj as acting president of this political entity”, reports Evropa e Lire (Radio Free Europe in Albanian).
Arbresh: EU recommendations for Albania
Brussels reminds that proper functioning and independence of the democratic institutions are essential elements of a well-functioning democracy and a key condition for EU membership.
“The political environment is further characterized by strong polarization. A comprehensive and constructive political dialogue in the country remains crucial for further progress with the integration reforms. Transparency in policy-making, involvement in consultation processes and effective communication in the continuation of negotiations must be guaranteed”, reports Albanian portal Arbresh.
Koha: Kurti requests support from the European Parliament in the path towards EU integration
“Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti requested support from the European Parliament in the path towards integration in the European Union, and outlined the importance of the support of the EP for dealing with Kosovo’s applications to the European organizations as soon as possible.
Kurta made these comments at a meeting with MEPs from the European People’s Party Group (EPP) of the European Parliament, Lukas Mandl from Austria, Michael Gahler, Rainer Weiland and Niclas Herbst from Germany, Karlo Ressler from Croatia, Franc Bogovic from Slovenia, Vladimir Balcik from Slovakia:, reports Koha.
Bota Sot: 52 doctors have left Kosovo in two months
“Low salaries, working conditions and lack of specialization are the main factors for healthcare workers leaving the country.
The number of doctors fleeing are alarming this year as well. In 2023, so far 52 doctors have left their jobs to go abroad”, reports Bota Sot.
Ekonomia online –Rights of minorities in Serbia: Legal framework for establishing associations
“The proposal of the European Union for normalization of relation between Kosovo and Serbia, if it is signed on March 18, will be a good basis for the Albanians in Serbia to create an association of municipalities with Albanian majority or similar versions. Article 5 of the draft states that: Neither Party will block, nor encourage others to block the other Party’s progress in their respective EU path based on their merits. Both Parties will respect the values referred to in Articles 2 and 21 of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU)”, an excerpt of the analysis “Rights of minorities in Serbia. Legal framework for establishing associations”, by author Gurakuc Kuci, published in Ekonomia Online.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska