Albanian-Greek plans to address organized crime

Albanian-Greek plans to address organized crime

Tirana, 8 September 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

Albanian and Greek authorities of justice are making efforts to give criminals as little room as possible. For this reason, Albanian Justice Minister, Ylli Manjani met in Athens with his Greek counterpart, Nikolaos Paraskevopoulos.

IBNA learned that the meeting discussed the growth of cooperation in order to trackle organized crime in an effective way.

Minister Manjani said that strong bridges of cooperation must be created in order to establish joint legal standards, which must be applied the same way in practice.

In this meeting, Manjani talked about a war with very few obstacles against crime.

“Territorial jurisdiction cannot act as protection for anyone who evades justice in both of our countries”, he said.

The two counterparts have also stressed the need and importance of the strengthening of cross border cooperation in the penitentiary service.

Manjani and Paraskevopoulos agreed on the need for concrete projects in order to enable ties for unions of judges and prosecutors between the two countries. /