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Elbasan Incinerator/ A corrupt and criminal affair

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For at least 5 years, some media with their investigations and reports, which were later joined by the opposition, have reported one of the biggest corruption and criminal scandals made by an Albanian government, such as the Elbasan incinerator.

A media investigation conducted by BIRN, CNA.al and some other media, which later set out to be silent. Also, surprisingly for a long time remained silent the opposition. At one point, the DP also spoke about this scandal, but not the entire opposition.

Because at the time of giving the incinerator of Elbasan, the Ministry of Environment is headed by the SMI, ie by the former minister Lefter Koka, who later left this party and joined the Socialists. But why is it a corrupt and criminal affair of the government?

There are three main reasons. First are financial capabilities. According to official data, Albtek Energy doesn’t have the necessary financial capacity to implement this project. It is a company established in July 2014, with a capital of only 100.000 Lek (1.000 dollars). Stela Gugallja, the cohabitant of Mirel Mërtiri and the latter himself, in their chain companies don’t seem to have several million euros in their accounts.

We are not claiming that they had 22 million euros, ie 100 percent of the value of the concession, but a certain amount of money should be able in the company they had established, to build the Elbasan incinerator. Meanwhile, they had zero Lek.

This according to the official data of that time, declared in the National Business Center. We go to the second point, experience. When you aim to win a concession contract to build such a facility, worth several tens of millions of euros, you must have some certain experience.

So that you have implemented several similar projects. One, two, three or four such objects. At the time the contract is signed, Albtek Energy contracted an Italian company, and so far some officials in politics and prosecution have used it as an argument in favor of the company.

Then the works were contracted by the company ITS (Integreted Energy Services) of Klodian Zoto, which until then had not dealt with anything other than water meters or optical fiber companies affiliated with Mirel Mërtiri.

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The third reason for the scandal is expertise. Who are these persons? Engineers? Technicians? These are also missing. So, none of the 3 criteria required by the law of concessions are met. All points have been violated, and this is a clearly corrupt and criminal affair, the “tentacles” of which must be revealed by the responsible institutions, and more specifically the SPAK.

So Albtek Energy made a request to the Ministry of Environment, at that time led by the SMI, won a contract, and went to a bank to get a loan. The bank has given her a lot of money, as has blocked this contract in her favor, and so far something seems to have only one breach.

So, the part when they don’t meet the points of the law on concessions. Lack of experience, lack of expertise and financial capacity. But who pays the borrowed money when the company has no financial means? So who pays the loan installment?

Because at the moment you get a loan of millions of euros, as in the case of Albtek Energy of the Elbasan incinerator, you have to start paying the installment, which goes from 500.000 or

700.000 euros per month. And in this case there is another scandal.

Only a few months pass and it is the Albanian government that pays the money to Albtek Energy according to the contract. So, in the case of PPP in Elbasan, we don’t have an investment from a company that has the expertise, experience and financial strength to start an investment.

But the company won a contract when it had zero lek, zero experience, and zero expertise. But why did the Albanian government have to start paying the money? Concession has a principle.

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The state or government has no money, and a certain project is implemented by a private company and after a certain time, it is the government that starts and gradually returns to them the money. In the case of the concession contract of Elbasan, there is every evidence, every trace of criminal and corrupt affair./CNA.al

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The new oligarch with 10 billion Lek / Lulzim Basha will increase his wealth with 4.7 million euros from albanian taxes

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The dismissed chairman of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha will benefit about 4.7 million euros, money which comes directly from the taxes of albanians citizen. A source close to Lulzim Basha’s family told CNA.al that after the family tragedy, the death of Mr.Basha’s father-in-law a few days ago will be soon prepared all the legal documents of the inheritance of Xhaferr Isufi, Aurela’s father, Lulzim Basha’s wife.

The amount that Basha and his wife will benefit is at least 4.7 million euros, not counting here other inherited assets or available monetary values. According to the Albanian Civil Code, from article 316 to article 418 it is explained in detail how is passed the inheritance.

And in case Mr. Isufi has left a testament, Lulzim Basha benefits again, as he has space through “Legal Reserve” due to his minor girls. Another legal expert told CNA.al that the value of 14 million euros obtained in the Strasbourg Court by the late Xhaferr Isufi, has not yet been paid by the government.

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At the moment this amount will be disbursed according to law of the Albanian state, will pass to his wife and 2 children, respectively by about 4.7 million euros each. And it should be noted that this amount of money must be paid by the State Treasury from the taxes of albanians citizen.



An amount that is expected to bring Lulzim Basha’s wealth to a dizzying value, which can reach the value of 9 million dollars or 10 billion Lek. Lulzim Basha has currently declared wealth of almost 2 billion Lek or nearly 2 million dollars. With the taxes of albanians inherited from the trials of his late father-in-law, Lulzim Basha will soon be the youngest oligarch of Albania./ CNA.al

OLIGARKU i Ri me 10 miliardë lekë / Lulzim Basha do shtojë pasurinë me 4.7 milionë euro nga taksat e shqiptarëve

 

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Incinerators, a corrupt affair that will be closed with a procedure, like the crimes of Lulzim Basha

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It seems that the corrupt affair of the century, that of incinerators with a value of up to 430 million euros, will have the same fate as that of Lulzim Basha. Not because of losses, but because of victories through legal procedures.

The incinerator scandal has already led to the arrest of a former minister. And this only for the incinerator of Elbasan. So for one of the three investments of 178 million euros, and for the smallest of them that costs 22 million euros.

A corrupt affair, where Stela Gugallja was declared wanted by the police, as the owner of “Albtek Energy”, together with Klodian Zoto, who was also the builder of this incinerator through the company ITS, and was arrested the former Minister of Environment Lefter Koka, who has signed this concession.

But in the parliamentary inquiry commission set up 2 months ago, the socialists have made a clever political move, acknowledging the scandal but now demanding its closure. So, the three-month term of the parliamentary investigation ends on January 28th.

In fact, from December 7 of last year, until two days ago, ie until January 18 of this year, ie about 1 and a half months, the investigative commission on incinerator concessions has not conducted any investigation.

State institutions have returned an evasive response, using legal space to not provide complete information with justifications such as “there is sensitive data, there are personal details”. Thus, the second tier banks didn’t provide any data regarding the amounts that have been spent.

Even the Tax Directorate has not provided information on payments. Thus, they have hidden every trace and by not giving the investigative commission the opportunity to have the data in hand to make analyzes or to come to a conclusion regarding the corrupt affair of the century.



On the other hand, it was Jorida Tabaku, the leader of this commission, who slept like Lulzim Basha or has bargained with Edi Rama. For about a month and a half she has put the commission to sleep, not doing any work.

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Justifying that they were waiting for official documents or answers, most of which came without any answer, without any content, or with a formal correct answer regarding the questions addressed, the term of this commission is now coming to an end.

This happens next week and it all ends. So the socialists will close the investigation with procedure, using the legal deadline of 3 months, that usually has an investigation commission. This clearly shows an agreement of Lulzim Basha with Edi Rama, as Jorida Tabaku has wasted half of the time. On the other hand, the government and his subordinate institutions have not provided the necessary information and everything is closing with a procedure. This is what happened to Lulzim Basha, in more than one case.

This is what happened to Basha over the investigation of 1.25 million dollars, paid to the company of lobbyist Nick Muzin in the USA. The investigation was closed again with procedure. The same happened with the investigation on the abuses during the construction of the Nation Road.

A report by the Supreme State Audit Office spoke of abuses in the amount of 230 million euros. Lulzim Basha has always escaped justice through proceedings. The only hope remains with SPAK. This institution has arrested a former minister only for the Elbasan incinerator. Meanwhile, another prosecutor, Dritan Prençi, is investigating the files of incinerators in Fier and Tirana. But it remains to be seen, because Prençi is also moving at a slow pace./CNA.al

Inceneratorët, afera korruptive që do mbyllet me procedurë si krimet e Lulzim Bashës

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A gratitude and two insults of Erdogan’s visit to Tirana

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, known as an autocrat and the inventor of neo-Ottomanism, arrived in Tirana on the day of the death of the National Hero, Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg. Prime Minister Edi Rama said that this was a coincidence.

Patriots on social networks erupted in harsh reactions. In fact, there should have been a different approach to the entire agenda of the Turkish president, to read calmly the latter’s visit. Leaving aside nationalism about Skanderbeg or the spirit of past centuries.

Let us focus on the present, on this current policy, and on Turkey’s relationship with Albania, where it is true that Erdogan and Rama have a special relationship between them. But the Turkish president had a similar relationship with former Prime Minister Sali Berisha.

We recall here the inauguration of Nation Road in 2009. It is obvious that Erdogan has a special affection for Albania. But as always autocrats want to control, and give orders for everything. And it’s enough to read what happened.

First, President Erdogan should be thanked for the housing construction in Lac. On the other hand, he built a hospital in Fier of very good standards. He also reconstructed the mosque, the symbol of the capital, that of Et’hem Bey. Erdogan also delivered a speech in parliament, and this is where begin his two insults.

The first is his approach to parliament when talking about Turkey’s internal affairs. What does the Albanian parliament have to do with the FETO issue or the coup in Turkey? As only Erdogan has known as such, because the European Union and the US have a different approach.

Moreover, Fethullah Gulen, Erdogan’s cleric and close associate, lives in the US, free and under the protection of the US administration. Erdogan’s speech in the Albanian parliament and the attacks on FETO, constitute an insult to the parliament.

And there are no real men, who should raise their hand and say:”This is your personal and internal issue of Turkey, it has nothing to do with Albania!”. The second insult of Erdogan was what he did with the Albanian Muslim Community.

He inaugurated the restoration of the Et’hem Bey mosque, and Albanian clerics were absent. He had taken an imam from Turkey, put them all in a row, cut a ribbon and said “Enjoy it!”. But what does Erdogan have to do with the Albanian clergy? Why Erdogan doesn’t recognize the Albanian Muslim Community?

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What does the Government of Turkey have to do with who is the head of the Muslim Community, the Orthodox Church, or the Catholic Church? Why does it intervene in the midst of Albanian religious communities? So the public should have reacted to the insult in parliament and to the Albanian Muslim Community.



But no one talks about why the Albanian Muslim Community was desecrated, simply because Erdogan doesn’t like the head of the Muslim Community and other leaders. But that doesn’t matter to us at all. The Albanian Muslim community belongs to the muslims of Albania. They have the right to gather and elect their own leader.

They are a community that is worthily represented. They have a community that has a religious spirit of model cooperation and not autocratic as Erdogan loves. On the other hand, the clerics of the Muslim Community are not called to public activities because they don’t like Erdogan.

Thanks for the help Mr.President, but go home. What do you have to do with who is the imam of our house? What would happen if the president of Greece or Italy came here and took with them the priest to inaugurate the churches as they wished? This will be just as offensive and the reaction would be harsher.

Albanians must react to Erdogan’s insult to the Albanian Muslim Community. Albania is a strategic partner of Turkey, appreciates and thanks it for the assistance it has given. But she doesn’t interfere in Turkey’s internal affairs.

Just as Turkey has no business in Albania’s internal affairs, either political or religious. Why should the Turkish president come here and give us lectures on who are the imams he loves or who are the businesses and organizations he likes, in education, health, or elsewhere.

The involvement of Albania and the Albanian parliament in the internal political affairs of Turkey and the crackdown, denial, exclusion, which he made towards the Albanian Muslim Community is clearly a spirit that incites division within the Muslim Community, and is very damaging for the society and Albanian state. Such behavior towards the Muslim Community is an act that brings irreparable consequences and incites disruption when we have an exemplary religious coexistence./CNA.al

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Një falenderim dhe dy fyerjet e vizitës së Erdoganit në Tiranë

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