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Valbona River, Bujan, Tropoja

12 October 2020

Representatives of the Environmental Inspectorate turned up in Tropoja today – in response to the request for information which so many of you sent in!!!   They verified the presence of the illegal excavator in the Ura e Re area of Bujan, and are returning to their home office of Lezhe … Read the rest

Të Shtunën patëm një ditë vërtet të bukur në Bajram Curri me Rudina Hajdarin. Së bashku me miqtë e saj nga Nisma Thurje, kaluam pesë orë duke ecur nëpër qytet, duke u takuar me kaq shumë njerëz dhe duke dëgjuar çfarëdo që njerëzit donin të thoshin. Faleminderit shumë të gjithëve që u ndalën dhe biseduan me ta.
Dhe faleminderit edhe … Read the rest

Si duket Valbona

Dëgjova se ka pasur një debat publik kohët e fundit midis Edi Ramës dhe Ilir Metës, në lidhje me përgjegjësinë se kush ka vendosur mbi Masakrën e Valbonës. Kush ka faj?

Unë nuk i di detajet e debatit sepse nuk kam një televizor dhe për më tepër nuk kam pasur kohë të dëgjoj debatin kombëtar. Unë çdo ditë jam përpjekur … Read the rest

The State of Valbona

29 September 2020

I gather there has been some public debate lately between Edi Rama and Ilir Meta, regarding at whose door the Valbona Massacre should be laid.  Who is at fault.

I don’t know the details of the debate because I don’t have a television, and furthermore I haven’t had time to listen to national chatter.  I have been … Read the rest

The Rivers are Calling, and North is Rising

This Friday, 19 October 2018, a delegation of Tropojans will depart from Valbona for the long trek to Tamare.  At 3:00 on Saturday, 20 October 2018, people from Tropoja, Kelmend and Montenegro will meet for the first time ever to join forces to fight together against the wave of Hydropower construction that threatens our rivers.

As far as we know, … Read the rest

The Battle for Valbona Continues

Today, 10 September 2018, locals – hanging on to the tatters of their patience and faith – filled the courthouse in Tropoja, only to hear yet more proof of the corruption rampant in the Tropoja judicial system.

In March 2018, 30 local people and NGO TOKA filed criminal charges against Dragobia Kryeplak Adem Metaliaj and Dragobia Energy Administrator Artila Ulaj, … Read the rest

Tropoja Court Meets Secretly to Protect Hydropowers

Today, 1 August, TOKA president Catherine Bohne visited the office of the Bailiff in Tropoja, to make sure everything was in order for the planned execution of the 6 June Tirana Appeals Court decision to stop the construction works of Dragobia Energy Hydropower in Valbona Valley National Park.  On 24 July 2018, the Tropoja Bailiff requested the support of local … Read the rest