Local Press Digest

TIRANA, Apr 28, 2000 (Rtr)


Football club Partizani has decided to boycott remaining first division matches, alleging that the Albanian Soccer Federation has plotted against the team.

General Prosecutor Arben Rakipi said the police chief of Elbasan had broken the law.

Prime Minister Ilir Meta told Tirana police that the city should be the capital of Albanians, not the capital of crime.

Albania plans to create four duty-free zones.

Albania's national symbol, the eagle, risks extinction, with only 30 nesting pairs left in the country.


President Rexhep Meidani said Albania's per capita income last year was $1,200 compared with World Bank estimates for 1998 of $810.

The ruling Socialists have decided to run their campaign for local elections due in October as if they were in opposition because the opposition Democrats control most local government.

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