Books on Albania
No: 153 - (25/02/10)
Gripped in crisis
Albania had a traumatic event in June last
year: national elections for parliament.
The results are still being strongly
Albania's president has summoned the
government and main opposition parties to
talks on alleged electoral fraud, in a bid
to end a seven-month political crisis.
Bamir Topi said in a statement on February
4 he would hold preliminary meetings with
party leaders "to prepare the terms of
Political parties had no immediate
response. The main opposition Socialists
have boycotted Parliament for months,
blocking most legislative work, and have
staged large protests.
They claim Prime Minister Sali Berisha's
Democrats manipulated vote counting in the
June 28 national elections and demand a
recount, which the government has ruled
out. The Democrats control 75 of
parliament's 140 seats; the Socialists 65.
The new Eldorado
Large mineral reserves exist in Albania
and Kosovo worth hundreds of billions of
dollars. The most significant in Kosovo is
coal deposits, which are the largest in
Europe, as of gold, silver, arsenic,
thallium, bismuth and iron, types of lead,
zinc and other metals.
In Albania there are large deposits of
chrome ore, bauxite, copper, nickel,
quartz, magnesium, cobalt.
In the last two years huge explorations
have taken place in Northern Albania,
especially Tropoje and Kukes. According to
Albanian Minerals & Bytyci SH P K Mining
Company, there have been 100 new locations
of chrome ore in Tropoje.
Recently huge deposits of chrome ore have
been found in . Vlad, Pac, Zogaj, Kam, and
Lugu i Zi.The body of this large chrome
ore extends a hundred kilometres long from
Lugu i Zi, Tropoje to Vlahen, Kukes and 50
miles wide from Zogaj to Tpla,Tropoje.
Albanian Minerals and Bytyci SH P K has
intensified exploration and started mining
in Zogaj, Pac, and Vlad.
According to Italian and American
engineers, working for Albanian Minerals
and Bytyci Sh P K, this huge area from
Tropoje to Kukes may have more than 500
million tons of chrome ore. New geological
surveys and chemical results done by
Albanian Minerals have shown an amazing
amount of minerals in Northern Albania and
Kosovo. There are also large amounts of
magnesium and nickel.
The Albanian government has done an
amazing job building roads where minerals
are found. The value of already discovered
minerals in Albania and Kosovo exceeds 100
billion dollars as a raw material.
Albanian Minerals in New York has
increased the work done in building
infrastructure and amount of money
invested and is planning to triple the
amount of investments in the region.
They have created a partnership and joint
venture with the world’s largest business
to business marketing companies. The
potential in minerals in Albania and
Kosovo is more than anyone has ever
imagined. This would create a powerful
economic growth in Albania, Kosovo and the