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Friday, February 28, 2014
US: Corruption in Albania, main concern
The US State Department underlines in a report published today that the
main problems in Albania, regarding human rights, are related to
corruption that has spread in all government branches, especially the
The annual report for human
rights in the world underlines that the main problems in Albania during
2013 were the blockage of reforms, especially the blockage of fight
against corruption. The political parties focused their attention on the
Impunity is another problem. The government’s
efforts for punishing officials who have violated the rules have been
sporadic and not constant.
Government officials, politicians and judges have often escaped justice.
smaller officials have been punished for violations. Some government
officials who were clearly involved in abuses, were removed from older
posts and were placed in other government posts without being punished.
Other human right violations for Albania, according to the report, are domestic violence and discrimination of women.