The government’s document where the failure in the fight against corruption as the main condition of the EU for the opening of negotiations, is revealed.
Even this year the negotiations will not be opened for Albania. The Albanian government has put too much effort during one year to sabotage the opening of the negotiations and apparently has reached the goal. Edi Rama’s government has recently approved a document in which he plays fast and loose with the Brussels’ conditions.
The main condition of Brussels to open the door to integration for Albania was the punishment of big “fishes” of corruption and crime. To meet this condition, the government only reports nonsense and a website. This document is a derisionto the EU and a great humiliation for Albanians.
In the report on the fight against corruption, the government says: “The Platform http://www.shqiperiaqeduam.al allows every citizen, civil society organization and interest group not only to file a complaint against a certain public service but also to seek meetings with government officials, including ministers and prime minister, to submit proposals to improve the business climate.
During October 2017 – October 30, 2018, the platform was visited by about 65,000 citizens and 24,852 complaints were registered for the same period of time. On average, 2,071 complaints per month were handled”. So while Brussels requires concrete results, the government reports the website.
In the document, there are some statistics provided, but there is no “big fish” in the net for corruption, since the “big fish” is the government itself. “Referring to the statistical data on corruption offenses for 2017 compared to 2016, it is reported: an increased number of 22.6% in the number of cases registered in the prosecution in 2017 compared to 2016 (2,342 cases in 2017 and 1,910 cases in 2016); an increased number of 31.7% in the number of cases filed in court by the prosecution in 2017 compared to 2016 (813 cases in 2017 and 617 cases in 2016); Between January and June 2018, compared to the same period last year there were: 1,099 cases referred to the prosecution by the police, compared with 1,078 cases for the same period of 2017, or an increased number of about 2%; 158 defendants were found guilty in the Courts of Appeal compared to 150 in 2017, with an increased number of 5.3%./Pamfleti