Tirana , Albania Thursday, November 20 – The report recently published by the European Commission on Albania, identifies corruption, inefficiency of the judicial system, politicization of public services and organized crime are the greatest obstacles to the progress of the country on the path of European integration, writes Setimes.
The report says that corruption remains widespread, citing the case of explosion of a munitions depot which caused 17 victims last March, which have not yet been conducted appropriate investigations. The document indicates commission states inter alia that to ensure credibility in combating corruption allegations relating to those events addressed to reach a deal with the case. Another question, that of the judicial system, whose procedures continue to be slow and characterized by a lack of transparency.
Money laundering, drug trafficking and organized crime remain serious sources of concern, especially considering the lack of progress in their contrast, is a priority in the European Partnership. The document criticizes the laws relating to public auctions and their inadequacy to the requirements of the Commission: the report points out that the harmonization process is too slow, and highlights the lack of ability to enforce the laws in Albania. The excessive politicization of public services is an obstacle to accountability and independence of them. The report also stigmatized the lack of transparency is insufficient dialogue between the parties.
Not everything found by the European Commission is still negative, are highlighted progress in democracy and legality, in the management of the federal police, in fiscal and financial policies. The Government has of course stressed comments that have recognized the progress made by Albania, describing the report as a confirmation of the results achieved by the country euro-Atlantic integration by encouraging the Government to work harder to achieve the standard, as stated by Premier Berisha. Majlinda Bregu, Minister of Integration, has ricodato measures being adopted on conflict of interests, and against corruption. The opposition accuses the government instead has not taken responsibility on basic issues with which the country needs face. The different keys reading of the report are the basis of a bitter debate in Parliament, which has forced European authorities to refinements in a press release issued by the French Embassy, European envoys stress such as corruption is described as a particularly serious problem in Albania, which is further encouraged to intensify their reform efforts, particularly in the areas where the report of the Commission noted that progress has been more limited.