The government's decision has shut more than 4,000 shops, made 8,000 people unemployed, while the loss of revenue to the state is $51 million dollars a year.
Thousands of protesters supporting Albania's opposition surrounded the parliament, demanding the government's resignation and early elections and accusing the Cabinet of corruption and crime links.
The Albanian government is to start negotiating to join the EU, and Prime Minister Edi Rama wants to remove trade barriers along the border with Kosovo. But stopping organised crime and creating jobs remains as difficult as ever.
The bunkers were built all over Albania by Communist leader Enver Hoxha in the 1970s and the 1980s to protect the country from what it saw as the risk of foreign aggression.
Thousands of Albanians have been protesting about the connection between politicians and organised crime.
Hundreds of police and rolls of barbed wire are protecting the parliament building in downtown Tirana, the capital, from the protesters. Thursday's parliament session was cancelled.
Albanian opposition supporters held a demonstration outside the office of Prime Minister Edi Rama, over allegations of corruption, in a bid for him to stand down.
The shutdown has meant that the deeply flawed and problematic surveillance programs that target Muslims have not been able to operate - and this is a good chance for the government to reevaluate their effectiveness.
The Horn of Africa appears to be geared towards a new order set off by global competition over strategic interests.
Kosovo's access to international bodies is being blocked at every turn by Serbia. If Kosovo wants to overcome the challenge, it needs to take some bold steps.
The visit is the first by a Japanese premier since 2011 and is part of a years-long process of repairing ties in the wake of a disastrous falling-out in 2012, when Tokyo “nationalised” disputed islands claimed by Beijing.
Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate employees are giving testimony at the Turkish prosecutor's office, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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