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Air traffic controllers are released, only three employees in the police

Air traffic controllers are released, only three employees in the police
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Police have released air traffic controllers, who were escorted by police in the late hours of yesterday.

But three of them still remain in the premises of the Police Directorate. The controllers who have not been released are: Flora Ndreca, Armand Fezga (president of the union) and Muhnir Mezini.

Meanwhile, the Tirana Prosecutor's Office has seized the documentation, employment contracts and work schedules for the 65 controllers who in three shifts carried out the control in the observation tower at Rinas airport.

Earlier, their lawyer said that the accusation of abuse of office could not stand, arguing that the controllers are not employees of the public administration, while adding that Albcontrolli is a JSC, and independent of the state.

From Wednesday morning, Albcontrol employees are protesting against wages and working conditions. They have not reached an agreement with Minister Balluku. The suspension of work by them has led to the blocking of flights to Rinas.

This event brought reactions there were harsh reactions from the government. The Minister of Infrastructure, Belinda Balluku and the Prime Minister Edi Rama have described it as a coup, instigated by the former Prime Minister Sali Berisha and the President Ilir Meta.

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