Prosecution to press charges about the sea pact

Prosecution to press charges about the sea pact

Tirana, August 5, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

Prosecution of Tirana has pressed criminal charges in relation to the sea pact signed between Albania and Greece.

Prosecution of Tirana has strong doubts that in the sea waters pact with Greece, the interests of Albania were seriously threatened, therefore it has decided to press charges.

Prosecutors examined this case for a while until they were persuaded that the material provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had sufficient information to make them believe that the Criminal Code was breached.

11 experts who participated in drafting this agreement in 2009, where Albania was said to lose a sea area of 354 miles, are expected to be interrogated.

Among those who will be summoned for questioning is the head of negotiations for the Albanian side, Ferit Hoxha, rear admiral Kristaq Gerveni, who at that time was deputy chief of staff, former general secretary of the Foreign Ministry, Gazmend Turdiu, head of legal and international issues, Ilir Tepelena, head of Treaties, Ledia Hysi and other people who were part of the negotiating group.

The Sea Pact with Greece was signed in 2009 by the foreign ministers of that time, Dora Bakojanis for Greece and Lulzim Basha for Albania.

Prosecution launched a lawsuit for the sea pack that the Constitutional Court quashed, arguing that the Constitution of the country had been violated. /ibna/