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“The future rises in the West”, the departure of the youth is “graying” Albania

Until the day I saw the portrait of her 5-year-old daughter in one of the British medias, I had never taken seriously one of my best friends, who told me that...

A dilemma in Tirana: to use the bus or go on foot?

One of the daily problems of the capital is heavy traffic, gridlock in almost every hour. If public transport would work according to what is stated in the contract between the...

E-Albania “fails” in rural areas! “Thrives” in the chancellery shops, 15 businesses are fined for illegal services

E-Albania "fails" in rural areas, where the population has limited to no access to the Internet. The elderly and the Roma community report discrimination and that employees from the local government...

Disinformation and propaganda: the format changed, but the message remained the same

Authors: Elsa Kotorri and Klesjana Omeri In Albania’s most recent parliamentary elections, due to pandemic restrictions, political parties used social media more than usual to expand their electoral campaign. They spent thousands...

Hydro power: The failure to deliver on energy independence and potential alternative sources

Authors: Amogh Matthews and Jona Kaso Despite the large number of hydropower plants that produce energy, Albania is still in the midst of an energy crisis with high energy prices for the...

The Covid pandemic and the obscurity of government expenses

Authors: Alfred Zylyftari, Elsa Dautaj, Seth Facey There are many things Albanians know  about the pandemic’s impact on their country. Albania was one of the first nations in Europe –in March, 2020--to impose...

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