June 28, 2019


Vienna, 28 June 2019

The South East Europe Media Organisatiion (SEEMO) condemns Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama, who has threatened Peter Tiede, chief reporter of the BILD daily from Germany, with legal action.

Bild published an article in the online editon on 5 June 2019 which accuses the chief of government of using mafia money to buy votes during the 2017 election. The newspaper supported the report with telephone wiretap tapes.

Rama announced that he would go to a German courts and sue reporter Peter Tiede working for Bild.