Last week Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of Albania, reacted to the statement of Albanian President Ilir Meta who supported the establishment of the Vjosa National Park. Last week Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of Albania, reacted to the statement of Albanian President Ilir Meta who supported the establishment of the Vjosa National Park. The Prime Minister confirmed on September 25 th that he is also in favour of the establishment of the national park and informed the public that the Kalivaç dam project has been rejected by the Ministry of Environment. Writing on Twitter, Edi Rama said: “I agree with Ilir Meta that the future is not destruction, but how good it would have been if he had protected Valbona from destruction when he was deputy head of Sali Berisha’s government, as he protects the Vjosa today from the imaginary danger of hydropower plants that will not be built. Our government has declared the Upper Vjosa a National Park. Our Ministry of Environment has officially refused to grant a permit for hydropower projects in the lower Vjosa River.” This news was welcomed by civil society organizations, international and national, that have been actively involved with the Vjosa case, […]

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