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The organized crime and corruption/ Minister Etilda Gjonaj is caught lying

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The organized crime and corruption/ Minister Etilda Gjonaj is caught lying

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The Minister of Justice, Etilda Gjonaj, stated today that the Judicial Reform has marked a turning point in terms of intensifying efforts in the fight against corruption and organized crime, through the establishment of the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Corruption and Organized Crime.

But if we refer to the facts, the reality appears differently. The fact is that a year has passed since the establishment of the Special Anti-Corruption Structure, and there is still no result. The biggest investigation conducted by SPAK so far, is a case of a citizen that attempted to bribe a police officer, giving him 1.000 Lek (10 dollars).

There is another investigation, which is suspected to be more political than legal, against Judge Mimoza Margjeka, who rejected Valbona Sako’s request for a mandate as mayor of Durrës. But cases of corruption and organized crime as claimed by Minister Gjonaj, SPAK has investigated only in her dreams.
We continue further, with facts that refute Gjonaj, focusing on the National Bureau of Investigation. Even the rise of the latter is happening through scandals. Because the final list include people discharged from previous assignments, as well as those who come from a very low profile career.

CNA.al has previously reported that in the list of 55 selected candidates, there are street vendors, Vetting secretaries, former secret service agents, as well as party and local officials. National Bureau of Investigation, which otherwise are labeled as Albanian FBI, would be the second structure which would give meaning to justice reform, and the fight against corruption of officials.

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But still without raised, the institution is involved in scandals. Many potential candidates are addressed to the Court to complain about violations in the selection of candidates. But Minister Gjonaj, seems to see positive turn in Justice Reform through scandals, which she considers as results./CNA.al

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Former dictatorship investigator fails to head SPAK/Arben Kraja “hostage” of politics?

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Arben Kraja, the head of the SPAK, a former investigator during the communist dictatorship, doesn’t seem to be succeeding at the helm of the Special Anti-Corruption Structure.

Kraja has excelled during communism, but all likelihood shows that he has failed at the helm of SPAK, the most talked about institution and most supported by the international community, such as the US Embassy in Tirana and beyond.

During the dictatorship, Kraja served piously to the power of that time. He has demanded punishments for those who tried to cross the state border, an act that at time was considered a crime against the state.

Today, when there is a great corruption in the institutions of the Albanian state, when citizens’ taxes are being extorted, ie crimes are being committed against citizens, Arben Kraja is silent, he doesn’t act or investigate.

He is suspected of continuing to maintain the line of being a loyal servant of power, sticking to the version “the wolf changes his hair, but not his habit”.

When he took office as the head of SPAK in December 2019, he stated that he had no time for words, as there was a lot of work to be done.

But then more than a year has passed since that statement, there seems to be more words than work. We have seen Arben Kraja walking around the TV studios, more than working. The results are minimal, to say the least.

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LEXO EDHE:  Minister Etilda Gjonaj is involved in a scandal/ She officially protects the forgery notary

It seems as if Kraja has been placed at the head of that institution to defend government corruption or high-level corruption, and is suspected of working only on political orders.

The SPAK was set up for prosecutors investigating corruption to be independent, as were often accused of having direct links to politics and big business.

But it seems that such a thing hasn’t been achieved yet, despite the fact that all conditions have been created for SPAK prosecutors.

Arben Kraja must either admit that he is a hostage of politics and resign from the management of that institution, or he must show by deeds that he is independent and investigate and bring to justice high-level officials.

So far, he has only spoken, but is not paid in that duty for words. He is not a fortune-teller who sees the cup, but is there to do justice, away from the influence of politics.

SPAK, which was trumpeted as a hope for the new Albanian justice, is turning out to be a soap bubble.

This institution has only raised the hopes of those who work there to increase their wealth. Meanwhile, we remind that there are those in SPAK, who have suspiciously passed the Vetting process, and this is thanks to the connections they have with the government./CNA.al

Ish-hetuesi i diktaturës dështon në SPAK/ Arben Kraja “peng” i politikës?

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Arben Kraja “arrested” the dead people/ SPAK is defending corrupt government affairs?

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The institution that claimed to do justice for Albanians, and that would investigate the corruption of these 30 years, seems to have become a “lawyer” of political corruption. It is about the Special Anti-Corruption Structure, SPAK, an institution supported step by step by the American Embassy.

But since its inception and until now, there have been no results expected. The Serious Crimes Prosecution has been more effective than SPAK, extending its investigations to the government. Arben Kraja, who runs this institution has failed. And not because we say this,
but because the results say so.

Before taking office, he talked about the failures of the Prosecution, but at the head of the SPAK, he has maintained the same line of failures. “We have failed to punish high-level corruption or organized crime. The situation is worrying. We are legally protected, we need the correct implementation of the law in practice. The independence of prosecutors will guarantee the success of this institution“- said Kraja in the High Council of the Prosecution, at the time he was running for prosecutor of SPAK.

But what did he do after becoming part of this structure? What corrupt government affair
has it investigated? So far no government official has been investigated. So he and his prosecutors didn’t even do what they once did at the Serious Crimes Prosecution.

From its inception until now, the SPAK is remembered for investigations into persons who had died or for investigations suspected of having political motives, such as the case of Judge Mimoza Margjekaj. Arben Kraja can deny these facts, but the reality is known and seen by every Albanian.

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Almost every day the media report on government corruption, the involvement of senior officials in criminal acts, but the SPAK remain silent. Investigations are carried out by journalists and the media, while SPAK, which is paid with citizens’taxes as much as it doesn’t deserve, is silent.

Silent remain Arben Kraja, who started his work at the head of SPAK, with the investigation of the dead people, thus becoming the object of ridicule throughout the public opinion. We recall that SPAK boasted that it investigated the electoral crimes of 2017, for the famous file “339”.
The subject of investigation were also two deceased commissioners, Kasëm Lala and Besim Bregu. For both of these commissioners, SPAK had issued an arrest warrant, claiming that they allowed other persons to vote on behalf of Albanian emigrants living abroad.

But the two commissioners in question had passed away 2 years ago. Kasëm Lala, SP commissioner and Besim Bregu, PD commissioner served their parties in the 2017 parliamentary elections in Durrës. It would be good for the SPAK to investigate those who are alive, and who have committed criminal offenses that are within their competence.

Or to launch an investigation on government corruption. But it is suspected that Kraja and his subordinates have been put in the service of politics, thus extinguishing any hope for justice, and empowering organized governmental and state crime and attacking the weak, as justice has historically done in Albania./CNA .al

Arben Kraja “prangosi” të vdekurit/ SPAK mbron aferat korruptive qeveritare?

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Basha’s lost causes/ How the leader of the Democratic Party abandoned the Democrats in the middle of the road

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Basha’s lost causes/How the leader of the Democratic Party abandoned the Democrats in the middle of the road

The leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha, has abandoned all the causes that have started by him. He has failed to bring them to an end, and now speaks again shamefully of further engagements, instead of resigning as DP leader.

It is not always the fault of those who win, his opponents or rivals in the party, when Basha himself has shown that he has no capacity to send to the end the causes. For this we will not go far back in time. But we will start from February 2019, the time when he handed over the mandates of the deputies.

After this decision, Basha said that the parliament in which they participated before the burning of mandates “came out of the votes of crime and the mafia in the rigged elections of June 25, 2017”. Backed by allies, Basha called for a transitional government, ready to take all necessary steps to guarantee free and fair elections.

The leader of the Democratic Party stated that by burning the mandates he would overthrow the government, but in fact overthrew himself and the opposition. Because the handing over of mandates didn’t help the DP and the opposition to change their approach to their opposition struggle, they even went out of the game as opposition, as a new parliamentary opposition was formed in Parliament.

After handing over the mandates, Lulzim Basha started the protests with the motto “Edi Rama must leave. Enough is enough!”. Basha said at the time, that the opposition would lead a civil, peaceful and democratic battle to restore legitimacy and democracy in Albania.

The protests started in Tirana, and moved to other cities. A total of 12 protests were organized, in each of which Basha went later than the scheduled time, and after thickening his voice and talking about the overthrow of Prime Minister Edi Rama, he closed it by singing the anthem, becoming the object of memes and ridicule on the Internet.

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So even the protests didn’t serve him for anything. Basha abandoned them and the Democrats, to find another excuse for his failure. In these conditions, it was decided to hold local elections on June 30, 2019, while Basha hoped to overthrow the Rama government.

Although the election date was set, the Democratic Party leader said there would be no elections on June 30, as they would be postponed.

But the elections took place, in general they were calm, and Basha went out of the political system even in the local government. Basha again failed to keep his promises. Another cause has already begun, which is expected to have the fate of other causes, as the latter is the most abstract of all, as it speaks of war and battle, while coming from successive losses.

Basha praised the June 25 election process. Then he came out and said that there is evidence of election manipulation. And what he calls evidence, he left in the hands of a master student like Marash Logu, to defend the DP in KAS. This shows that Basha knows that the result doesn’t change anymore, but he is making every effort to justify himself, while the voices demanding his removal are increasing, both inside and outside the DP.

While in the Democratic Party have started resignations, starting from the people closest to him, Basha has started touring in the regions, describing it as a battle. He also tries to manipulate the tour, by organizing meetings with his close supporters with registration, in order to then release to the public only the parts that don’t affect him. So even the cause that he calls war or battle is failed, beyond any action that he does./CNA.al

Kauzat e humbura të Bashës/ Si i la në mes të rrugës demokratët kreu i PD

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