Rama: Academy of Sciences, Rotten Institution
Albanian Daily News
Published November 22, 2017
Prime Minister Edi Rama labels the Albania’s Academy of Sciences a rotten institution. During a meeting on Wednesday with the Academy’s reforming group he stressed that the drastic decision to interrupt the financial endorsement through state’s budget was based directly on this ascertainment.
“We lost more than one year through a useless inertia, the result of this institution gradual degradation. In spite of the government’s efforts there was no reaction that would pave the way to the involvement in the academy’s reforming process. Thus, on view of this situation, we were obligated to refuse any further financial endorsement of this institution through the tax-payers money. The Academy of Sciences no longer reflects the vision of the founding fathers,” said PM Rama.
In conclusion he said that despite everything the government had accepted the academics request to be heard and was ready to make another effort in extremis for a positive change.