Tirana, June 3, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
The Albanian government has decided to send to the State Prosecution for investigation several ministers of “Berisha” government on charges of corruption and abuses in the line of duty.
This was declared by prime minister Edi Rama. He called on the prosecution to announce the results of the investigation carried out so far about several senior officials of the right wing majority and warned that other officials will undergo investigation.
“We’re waiting for the prosecution to announce the results of the investigations that it says that it’s conducting on several former ministers. Files for several other former ministers will be sent to the prosecution in the weeks to come. Other former senior officials will follow the same path”, said Mr. Rama in the meeting of the socialist parliamentary group.
“We will not stop with our process of auditing and internal investigations. Of course, the volume is extraordinary. The problems in the investigation are extraordinary, but we will not avoid this responsibility”, promised Rama.
He promised that organized crime and corruption are the main priority in the effort to integrate Albania in the European Union. Furthermore, Rama launched criticism against the justice system for not being involved in the anti-corruption war.
“I’m aware that we must lead the fight against corruption, but we cannot do it like we should without a justice system that fights this war. Unfortunately, we don’t have such justice system today”, said Rama.
Rama criticized the prosecution when he said that “it’s not the laws that are preventing the prosecution to do more than it has done today in relation to the cases that we have forwarded to it”. Rama confirmed that these are cases “that relate to very high officials, cases that relate to corruption in a number of domains, which are very sensitive for the public”. /ibna/