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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The government reacts for Bank of Albania theft: A serious crime 06/08/2014
Two weeks after the huge unprecedented theft at the Bank of Albania, the
government reacted by calling it a serious crime and a big challenge
Through an announcement for
the media, the Council of Ministers says that the Prosecution should
make a quick and comprehensive investigation for punishing anyone
involved in this shocking crime.
This act is also a huge
challenge for the authority and safety of the Bank of Albania, the
announcement says, which should review all rules and mechanisms so that
these things will not happen again in the future.
government’s declaration didn’t mention Governor Fullani, who has been
in the center of the media attention for the past days, and not even the
Supervisory Council. According to the government, this is a big
challenge for other institutions, the Parliament and the Government, for
analyzing and come up with constructive conclusions for their
cooperation with international financial institution, for the legal measures that are needed for guaranteeing a solid and transparent inspection system for the activity of this key institution.
paragraph leaves to be understood that the government is not happy with
the transparency of the Bank of Albania, that’s why they ask the
Parliament Speaker, Ilir Meta, for a legal intervention.
government underlines that they are following the progress of the
investigation very closely, and they are determined to play their role
fully for any initiative that might be needed for a functional security system for the Bank of Albania.
“Banking activity is not damaged” Banks Association guarantees: Our activity is not affected by the theft
The Albanian Banking Association declares that what happened at the Bank of Albania will not affect their activity.
Through an official press release, the association guarantees the public and bank clients that the activity continues normally.