Local Press Digest

TIRANA, Apr 27, 2000 (Rtr)


Montenegro and Albania have agreed to boost economic and trade ties in a further snub to Belgrade which has broken off diplomatic links with Tirana.

Chief prosecutor Arben Rakipi has asked for the removal of immunity from Tirana's top judge Pajtim Hoxha.

Police in the northern district of Malesia e Madhe said they have no means to stop illegal trafficking and smuggling across the Shkoder lake that links Albania and Montenegro.


Sweden has awarded $400,000 to a project to disarm the city of Elbasan, coordinated by the United Nations Development Program.

Minister for Public Economy and Privatization Mustafa Muci has ordered an investigation into two companies who have repeatedly presented fake bank guarantees when participating in government tenders.

The Socialist prefect of Tirana Taulant Dedja has 10 days to decide whether or not to accept a proposal by the city council, which is dominated by the opposition Democrats, to rename the capital's main street after King Zog.

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