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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Fight against corruption 13/11/2013
The European Union Mission to Tirana, in cooperation with the Council of
Ministers, organized the first National Conference for Anti-Corruption.
Since the beginning, the
Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, declared the determination of the
Albanian government in the fight against corruption, by building a new
“First of all, our philosophy in this battle is very
clear. It is not the people who corrupt the system, but it is the system
that corrupts people. Based on this philosophy, we feel the necessity
for a comprehensive reform in all areas, so that we can make our system
immune to corruption. There’s no doubt that this is the exclusive battle
of the government, and there is no doubt that without the leadership of
the government, this battle is simply impossible”, Rama declared.
to the European Union ambassador to Tirana, Ettore Sequi, this
conference affirms the seriousness of the government to fight corruption
and an effort to make the anti-corruption fight effective. Sequi asked
all anti-corruption actors to establish clear policies in this fight,
since going against this phenomenon was not something easy.
All Rama Cabinet ministers unfolded their vision for facing corruption in the ministries they lead.
against corruption in the entire justice system will focus on
dismantling the impunity wall by four main approaches: awareness,
discouragement, prevention and punishment. As an immediate measure, we
launched the online reports portal “stopkorrupsionitnedrejtësi”
(stopjusticecorruption). This portal will make it possible for every
citizen and the civil society to report and present every complaint for
every judge, prosecutor, employee, the Probation Service, the Notary and
the Property Compensation Agency… the entire justice system”, declared
the Minister of Justice, Nasip Naco.
“We’re in the phase of
processing a full and integral strategy for fighting and preventing
every corruptive practice or the potential in every corruptive practice
within the State Police. This starts with a new law that completely
reforms the Internal Inspection Service and the State Police Directory
of Standards. We are establishing the Green Line, which will work 247,
so that we can give our citizens the chance to communicate directly with
a structure within the Interior Ministry, but outside the State Police,
so that they can report and follow their complaint for failing to
implement the law, for poor performance and corruptive practices within
the State Police”, declared the Interior Minister, Saimir Tahiri.