Albania: The process for leadership of the National Bureau of Investigation enters the final stage

Albania: The process for leadership of the National Bureau of Investigation enters the final stage

The new independent, non-politicized SPAK body, which will criminalize and prosecute Albania’s “untouchables” – that is current and former top officials investigated for corruption and involvement in criminal organizations – is in the final stages of selecting the Director of the National Bureau of Investigation (BKH) for Corruption and Organized Crime.

In this effort, the Albanian Government is assisted by the US, which is committed to supporting Albania’s efforts to strengthen the rule of law through transparent procedures.

As the US Embassy in Tirana notes, under the auspices of the US government, the SPAK selection committee is already in the final stages of selecting the best candidate for the position of Director of the National Bureau of Investigation (BKH).

Under the SPAK law inspired by the FBI’s best practices, potential candidates must prove their ability in a wide range of situations.

On February 6, candidates were tested for fitness including 300 meters of sprinting, 2.4 km of running and other exercises.

After this examination, on February 10, the candidates took a written exame to test their writing skills and their intellectual ability to solving problems.

The test results are added to the summary and will determine the six best candidates who will pass to the final stage: a polygraph test and a final interview.

This transparent and objective process is yet another step towards establishing a moral, transparent and professional justice system that the citizens deserve, according to the Albanian Government./ibna