In Albania, media interest continues for the alleged affair, that is, Edi Rama’s connection with the arrested former head of FBI counterintelligence, and documents that McGonigal had been running business in Tirana since Berisha’s time have come out. Today’s selection of CIVIL Media’s editorial office processes several more topics from Albanian media in the region, and they refer to Kosovo and North Macedonia.
LAJMI NET -Rama: I have nothing to do with the investigation for McGonigal
“Edi Rama admits that he has met several times with Charles McGonigal, former Head of the FBI Counterintelligence Office, and that he will continue to meet with every top FBI official, but categorically denies the accusations made in Tirana by the opposition of involvement in the cases for which he has been accused in the United States”, reported the Albanian portal Lajmi Net.
TOP CHANNEL: The connection of the former FBI chief with his two partners from Tropoja in the company has been revealed in Tirana, business since Berisha’s time!
“The documents for registration of the company in Albania show that former top FBI official Charles McGonigal, who was arrested in New York, has been in Albania as a business administrator since 2007, at the time when Sali Berisha led the government”, is said among other things in an article of the Albanian media outlet Top Channel.
TELEGRAFI: Lajcak after the meeting with Kurti: We agreed that all agreements must be implemented
“Back in Kosovo today to continue my frank, open and intense discussions with Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Deputy Prime Minister Besnik Bislimi on next steps and the way forward on normalization of relations with Serbia. We also agreed that all past Dialogue Agreements must be fully implemented”, wrote Lajcak on Twitter, reported the Kosovo Telegrafi.
PANORAMA: Albanian books for Bitola /An initiative of an Albanian student for opening a library in the house where the alphabet of the Albanian langue was born
“Even though the city of Bitola in North Macedonia is home to where the alphabet of the Albanian language was established, there is no library there with Albanian books.
The initiative was taken by the student Emira Selimi, through the social media, through which she called on the Albanians to contribute. She said that the opening of a secondary school in Albanian language has been prevented for years”, reported the daily Panorama.
BOTA SOT: The experiment, association/community…!
“According to the document signed in Brussels, the experiment called the Association/Community of municipalities with Serb majority is not presented as an interstate “agreement” because Serbia hasn’t recognized the state of Kosovo! BUT, the experiment called the Association/Community… is not international either!?, because Kosovo is a country that is not a member of the UN…”, an excerpt of the analysis “The Experiment, Association/Community…!”, by Shqiprim Pula, published in the Kosovo daily Bota Sot.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska