Albania signs $6mn satellite deal to fight drugs and crime

bne IntelliNews September 30, 2022

Tirana agrees with US-based Satellogic USA Inc. to develop a dedicated satellite constellation that will enable satellite monitoring of the country’s territory.

More pain stored up for Emerging Europe in 2023

bne IntelliNews September 29, 2022

Government efforts to shield populations from the energy crisis and rampant inflation have shifted the economic impact to next year, says the EBRD as it downgrades GDP growth forecasts for 2023.

Albanians trust international organisations and religious institutions more than their politicians

bne IntelliNews September 22, 2022

More than 70% of Albanians trust the EU, the UN and Nato compared to only one quarter who trust the president or political parties.

Albania’s ex-president Meta reported to prosecutors over ‘outrageous’ spending on beauty treatments

bne IntelliNews September 18, 2022

Lawyer accuses Meta and his family of money laundering in one of a series of corruption accusations made since presidential term ended in July.

Albania’s opposition Democrats to probe allegation party received $500,000 from Russia

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2022

US State Department says Russia covertly channelled over $300mn to foreign political parties, with Albania, Bosnia and Montenegro believed to be among the countries targeted.

Southeast European governments rush to offer new anti-crisis packages

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2022

Albania and Croatia the latest to announce new measures to help their populations cope with soaring prices.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Putin’s cost of living crisis has already caused mass demonstrations in Europe, but will they get worse?

Ben Aris in Berlin September 8, 2022

Last weekend 70,000 protesters gathered on Wenceslas Square in the heart of Prague to demonstrate against the rising cost of living and demanded a rapprochement with Russia. Will demonstrations spread across Europe as the crisis gets worse?