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Edi Rama as an enemy of artists

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Edi Rama as an enemy of artists

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“I brought it with uncut nails from Paris”, was the joke of former Prime Minister Fatos Nano many years ago, when he started a clash with Ilir Meta, who at time was backed by Edi Rama trying to disrupt the Socialist Party, so as happened later.

“A failed artist and icon thief”, calls former Prime Minister Sali Berisha. There have been other allegations, calling scribbles his “works of art”. A bunker, but also some paints thrown on top of each other on pieces of work papers as prime minister, are the “art” made by Edi Rama, who is in fact undertaking an unstoppable attack against Albanian artists.

On monday, with a somewhat fair decision, for the closure of some bars and pubs, where the measures taken against Covid- 19 are actually abused, Edi Rama, not being able to control the situation, ordered the artists not to sing after 20:00.

This after several events that took place in Saranda, Vlora, on the sea shore, where hundreds of citizens entered indoor halls in organized parties. Maybe the prime minister was right, because in case of a pandemic he should be held accountable, and the Ministry of Health should also take appropriate measures, because if they do not act, they will be held accountable.

And in this case they are like “how to give water to a donkey” variant. This is the behavior of the Albanian opposition today, but the issue lies elsewhere. The artists have been without of work for almost five months. They were able to sing in some open space, maybe a week or two, earning little money to live on.

But can anyone be held accountable for these artists, who in five months have not been able to receive a single penny? The Albanian government has not given them any money. It is claimed that these people have money, that they have sung, that they receive hundreds of millions of lek through weddings and family celebrations.Berisha bën deklaratën “bombë”/ “Ramën e presin 30-50 vite burg”

But does anyone know their living standard ? But, how can you leave without paying an elite, which is the part that gives joy to this people, and is the real relaxation of Albanians.

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But in five months they can not earn a single penny.

Maybe Edi Rama is right in the decision he makes, because the situation of Covid-19 can be worrying, but with the closure of the artists’activity, the prime minister and the government have to pay every penny missing in their pockets.

All the artists have been silent, they have spoken very little a few months ago, when the government gave the first economic package, then the second, as aid to business. But in both cases, he expelled them, and they did not say a word, in the hope that summer would come, and would work and live better.

But, summer came and now the order was given. There are no more open bars, they cannot sing, and cannot work. Although they were used during the pandemic to sing, to prevent people from going out, thus serving many Albanians, the government left them in oblivion.

Edi Rama seems to be an open enemy of artists. Complexed with his failures as a painter, he is now behaving like a “public criminal” towards musician in Albania.

Business activities can be closed. Because there are cases like the pandemic, where the government intervenes to protect the interests of the majority of citizens. But in paralel, there must be the measures that the government must take to pay every penny missing to artists.

So it can not be enough to close the bars and not allow singers to sing. But, on the other hand, these should be compensated in the best possible way that the government has. Not by giving alms as economic aid to have a piece of bread to eat, but by compensating them as they deserve for every contribution and value they have on stage and wherever they work, to relax Albanians on these holidays in pandemic time./CNA.al

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Mr. Lleshaj, your duty is to fight the crime, not to cooperate with it

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Befason Lleshaj/ Ja deri kur do e mbajë postin e ministrit

By Elvi Fundo

Today, the Minister of Interior, Sander Lleshaj, with a public and media reaction, complexed by the fact published by the media that I own and manage, has issued a stream of accusations against CNA.al and me personally. With the mastery of a fear that he could be prosecuted, Mr.Lleshaj has shamefully used the language of a political “captain”, although no one has insulted him so far, but simply has been told the truth about him.

For several days, CNA.al has published with photos and facts and documents provided by Albanian institutions regarding a luxury BMW vehicle used by the Minister of Interior, bought by the State Police with a staggering value, that according to Lleshaj is worth 50.000 euros and not 100 million Lek, as stated by CNA.al.

In fact, Mr. Lleshaj should know that the value of a vehicle when it enters Albania, should have a VAT invoice, should be cleared in custom, should be registered, should be insured.

Therefore, in order to understand the truth, we publicly challenge the Minister of Interior to publish the purchase document, on whose behalf was bought this vehicle.
Its customs clearance, customs receipt, registration and registration of the vehicle in General Directorate of Public Transport Service. (Which recognizes it as a private tool). And any other document that ralated with this luxury car, bought in pandemic times.

We are very sorry to see such behavior from Mr. Lleshaj, the minister who sleeps on crime files, including the file of violence against me, almost three and a half years ago, in the middle of Tirana, in the middle of the day, for him which no one has the will to discover. But the minister must understand that I have nothing personal with him. I have only the responsibility of my duty as a journalist. I’m not a saint, I make mistakes.

But I am neither a criminal nor financed by crime, but a victim of his attacks, not only with levers behind my head, but also with media attacks by people in the underworld, some of whom Sander Lleshaj visits in their television studios.
If you don’t know I am a free journalist, and I have been doing this job for almost 20 years, even in some of the most prestigious media and shows in the country. But since you are addressing me and the editorial office with that insulting language, I am challenging you to publicly publish the documents, and to put my name and that of the editorial office in the answer given, and tell us who are the tutors of the crime behind us.

Let us put aside excessive words, accusations and insults. Mr.Lleshaj, when you don’t have the arguments and facts, or the documents to serve the public, the best way to defend yourself is to attack. By insulting and intimidating those who tell the truth. We expect you to show us the vehicle documents. And why it was decided to buy this car after the devastating earthquake and pandemic. At the height of an economic and financial crisis for the country.



A luxury car, which according to you is not worth 100 million Lek. But according to us, at market prices with the value it has, with bills that had to be paid, maybe the vehicle can go a little less than 100 million Lek. But, even with the values you say, with that amount of money some houses would be built for the Albanian citizen who stay in tents or some respirators for the Albanian hospitals in times of pandemic.

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Finally, after the request to publish the documents, because you unfortunately fell from the level of an army general to that of a “captain” of the party, I challenge you to publicly answer another question, asked almost a year and a half ago, in connection to a villa in Lalzi Bay, which was systematically used by you until the day you were appointed minister, and from that day it remains closed.

You have the keys, not Doda. He handed them to you many years ago. Regardless of whose name it is, the time has come to speak with facts and arguments, Mr. Lleshaj. Calm down, take a deep breath. If you need you may drink some sedatives as well.
It’s not your fault, you are a former army gjeneral, who left the ranks to become a party “captain”. The important thing is to stay in office and fight crime, not to cooperate with it. To increase the security for Albanian citizens, and to not count the dead on the highway, as you are doing every day.

I publicly challenge you to bring us the vehicle documents and tell us the truth of your villa in Lalzi Bay.

As for trials, threats and intimidation, please put my name in those attacks and CNA.al, and then we will see who has legal responsibility.
The free media that denounces or the “captains” of the parties that leave the ranks of general, to enjoy the luxury of a minister, who’s the vehicle at his service was not enough, but at the height of the troubles for the Albanians asked for the missing luxury. Awaiting your reply, Honorable General, that have become a “party captain”. With respect for the truth and only the truth./CNA.al

Publikoi skandalin e makinës luksoze/ Gazetari sfidon publikisht Sandër Lleshajn

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“Captain” Sander Lleshaj reacts to the luxury car/ CNA.al responds to him

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“Ministrat me aftësi ndryshe”/ Profesori “masakron” Sandër Lleshajn: Duhet të ulni kokën

Finally, after about two weeks, the Minister of Interior, Sander Lleshaj, who from army general has become a “top sergeant” of the Socialist Party, has reacted after the continuous denunciations of CNA.al regarding a luxury vehicle bought by the Police of State for the Minister of Interior, with a value reported to us, about 100 million Lek.

Lleshaj reacted with a language that doesn’t suits neither with the most ordinary army captain, and even from the mouth of the most incompetent policeman. Perhaps it reacted immerse in the luxury of the BMW or villas in the Lalzi Bay who never declared.

But instead of answering for the scandal, Mr. Lleshaj tried to lie. First, CNA.al has never said that the vehicle is owned by him. But, we have addressed official letters to the State Police and the General Directorate of Road Transport. We have emphasized in every article that this vehicle was purchased by the State Police, for the Contact Officer at our Embassy in Germany, and was taken into use by Sander Lleshaj.

Makina me targa Gjermane, te Policia e Shtetit

Furthermore, the vehicle circulates with fake license plates and without insurance. According to Lleshaj, the vehicle does not cost either 100 million Lek or 150.000 euros. Never and under no circumstances CNA.al didn’t say that the vehicle costs 150.000 euros.

We have said 100 million Lek. This value has been close to the values ​​given in the market by the BMW model with which it moves. While today Lleshaj said that the vehicle was bought for 49.000 euros, but without showing the purchase invoices and VAT paid at customs.

Mr. Lleshaj should know that almost 50.000 euros are at least 60 million Lek.

And the value of the car increases by at least 25% if the value includes customs clearance costs and other additional costs for its import from Germany, taxes, insurance, etc. Since Lleshaj doesn’t want 100 million but almost 70 million Lek for the car, we are telling him that this is worth as much as four or five respirators, or 2-3 houses, according to state values, for the citizen who are living in tents due to the earthquake.

Makina me targa shqiptare, te Ministria e Brendshme

For the sake of accuracy, we are reiterating that we have addressed the State Police, which for two weeks has not been giving us the documents in total violation of the law. As the General Directorate of Road Transport lied, by not making the data available to us and calling it a personal car, the vehicle used by the minister.

We have said this to Mr.Lleshaj and we are repeating it. In times of pandemics and disasters from the earthquake, the state cannot buy a car that costs 50.000 euros. The essence is not the value, but the false procedure and license plates.

The “captain” should know very well that there is no misinformation or public misinformation. He must issue a statement to the media, issue documents and indicate for whom this vehicle was purchased. Why does the vehicle circulate with fake license plates? Why is he not insured and why were 60 million spent, he says, at the height of the pandemic, on the minister’s luxury?

The car of the Minister of Interior, and those used by the State Police are two different cases. The police may need cars worth as much as 100 or 200 million Lek, and the Minister of Interior doesn’t need such a luxury at the height of such an economic crisis that the country is going through.

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“Captain” Lleshaj must know and be clear, that there is no intimidation or blackmail against him, and he must understand once and for all that such answers, with a threatening language don’t scare anyone. Regardless of whether or not he makes these statements from the villa hidden in Lalzi Bay or from his luxury BMW, “Captain” Lleshaj, the man who failed to head the security in the country must understand that no one has muddied him.

We had simply and only told the truth. Lleshaj bought a luxury vehicle in pandemic times.



It is not cost 100 million but 60 million Lek and more, it circulates with fake license plates and without insurance. And that is the truth.

And if this it is to be revealed by the media and the most peripheral country in Europe, in such a scandal the Interior Minister would at least have to resign and apologize publicly.  Only yesterday on one of the national roads of Albania two girls were killed, and two are in serious condition because the driver was drunk and the police did not look anywhere.

And instead of dealing with this tragic event, “Captain” Lleshaj finds courage and reacts with threats by blackmailing the media. Behaving like a political charlatan in the hope that we will stop to uncover the truth of the car used by him, where complexed and in pain for discovering the truth, after two weeks he does not clarify but accuses.

He has been doing this since the day he went to the minister’s office. Sandri is upset by his luxury car this morning, seeing dreams in the villa in Lalzi Bay and has come out attacking the media, which tell the truth. Mr. Lleshaj unfortunately became a “captain” from a general.

Shamefully you are one of the many political miserable, that are trying to hide behind the attacks. But, you can’t put the car in your pocket, not even 50.000 euros.

Neither the false plates can be hidden, nor the missing vehicle insurance, or the VAT unpaid. All these are facts and not in court, but even if you go behind the Moon, we will come there and stand in front of you and dirty faces like you, who with the taxes of the Albanians are squandered in luxury day and night and then accuse the media of the painful truth that they tell.

Mr.”Captain” don’t bother. Take it easy and relax. The results of the first 6 months of this year are fantastic. Both in crime and in accidents, even though Albania was closed for three months. But we are telling a public truth. Although your attacks, for us there is no “mother man or son of a bitch”, as Edi Rama says, to intimidate or come to hold us accountable.

The account is with the vehicle you are using, the scandal is with the luxury BMW.

The scandal is at the door of the State Police, and explain to the Albanians why this vehicle was bought with such a value, and why the Minister of Interior should keep such a car, worth 60 million Lek, when Albania has no respirators, and Albanians are sleeping in tents behind catastrophic earthquake of November 26, 2019. Success in your life Mr.”Captain”!/ CNA.al 

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“Kapter” Sandër Lleshaj reagon për makinën luksoze/ CNA.al i përgjigjet

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Why should be arrested Edmond Haxhinasto / He changed the project 21 times, with a cost of $ 145 million

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Pse duhet arrestuar Edmond Haxhinasto/ Ndryshoi projektin 21 herë, kostoja 145 milion dollarë

In recent days, a scandal has erupted regarding the financing of the Tirana-Elbasan road, which has had three segments. The first of which has been Sauk-Tunel, and the third segment, Tunnel-Elbasan.

CNA.al has been able to provide official data from the General Directorate of Roads. The data show that from 2013 onwards, during the time when the ministry was headed by Edmond Haxhinasto, 21 changes were made to the project.

According to official data, it turns out that the construction contracts are of the FIDIC type and in principle unchanged, after they were tendered and this contract was signed. For the first segment of the Tirana-Elbasan road, 14 changes have been made.

Rruga Tiranë-Elbasan

As for the third segment, seven changes have been made, thus increasing the cost of road construction to a value of 80 million euros, or about 95 million dollars. They have been these changes that subsequently led to disputes and enabling the”Aktor” company to go to arbitration and win a sum of 44 million euros.

So, about 80 million euros additional costs after 21 changes, mainly proposed by the “Actor” company, and all after the coming to power of the Renaissance, and Minister of Transport Edmond Haxhinasto.

Road costs, official data

The Tirana-Elbasan road, according to official data provided by National Road Authority, has cost about 450 million dollars. Of which about 14 million dollars, or 12 million euros, has been the value of one kilometer, for 29 kilometers of total road of this project, from Tirana to Elbasan.

The tunnel has cost about $ 105 million. The first segment of the road, the Sauk Tunnel, cost about $ 220 million for 12 kilometers. We emphasize that this segment has not yet been taken over by the Albanian government. And the value of one kilometer in this segment goes to nearly $ 17.2 million.



The third segment, the Tunnel-Elbasan, cost about 125 million dollars, for a length of 11.5 km. At a cost of about $ 11 million per kilometer. So the first lot still undelivered, had a value almost 50 percent more expensive than the third segment.

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These costs came after the changes in the project, requested by the “Aktor” company and approved, noting that it is the latter that is responsible for these changes. But, in fact it is the Albanian government which has paid about 80 million euros, or about 95 million dollars. Revenue costs due to changes in the project.

So, as we pointed out above, and from official data, it turns out that the total value of the road is $ 450 million. The first segment worth nearly $ 220 million, and the third lot nearly $ 125 million, given the fact that the tunnel also cost about $ 104.6 million.

The average value per kilometer along the entire length is about 14 million dollars, or about 12 million euros. But, there is a very big difference, between the first lot and the third lot. Where the first lot has cost about 50 percent more expensive than the third.

Facts and arguments

These are all facts with concrete figures for each lot, for the damage caused for each lot and total cost. With 21 changes in the project, with certain points of the amendments which have also left space for the “Aktor” company beyond around 80 million euros, or 95 million dollars additions due to changes in the contract, add at least another 44 million euros fine by the Arbitration.

So, it is not the declared amount of 130 million dollars, as an addition to the total cost together with the Arbitration fine, but it goes around 145 million dollars in total. And here everything has to do with the first and third segment of the road.

So, 145 million dollars are the additions and fines after the changes in the contract due to these two road segments, excluding the tunnel, which has cost about 105 million dollars, and is not included at all in this data./ CNA.al

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