Veliaj posted on 6 September after attending the annual UN Bridge for Cities 4.0 Conference held in Vienna where he took part in a roundtable discussing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
His claim provoked questions from “Faktoje” who communicated with the organisers of the event to find out whether any awards had been distributed at the event, or whether Tirana, or Veliaj had been commended in such a way.
A response was sent to enquiring journalist Inva Hasanaliaj stating that the UN “did not distribute any award nor conduct any evaluations”. They added that the Mayor had just taken part in a ‘Mayors Roundtable’ and voiced the cities support to the initiative.
Based on their response it would appear that Veliaj has made false claims about the UN, the event, and Tirana in order to gain more political support from his followers.
Veliaj’s false statement was shared by the Albanian ambassador to the US, the deputy minister of the interior, a former minister of culture, Municipality of Tirana employees, PS officials and PS supporters. Concerningly, it was also retweeted by Albania’s ambassador to the UN, who would have known that what Veliaj wrote was not true….
Moreover, the exact same news as prepared by Veliaj’s team was broadcast throughout the day in news programs of the three major TV stations in Albania: TV Klan, Top Channel and Vizion Plus.
Und wieder Wild West Wasserkratwerke oft miot KfW, EU Geldern und immer mit gefälschten Umwelt Gutachten