Präsident Bamir Topi: Die Albanischen Politiker sollen nicht so viel Medien Geplabber von sich geben, sondern u.a. mit der notwendigen Justiz Reform beginnen
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Friday, October 05, 2007
President Worried Over Total Lack of Will of Politics to Reform Judiciary
There is much more wishing (of politicians) to sound interesting in interviews on TV stations, rather than deal with important things like that of judiciary, said Topi TIRANA The judicial system remains the weakest chain of the reforms in Albania because there is total lack of will of political forces to reform it, President Bamir Topi has said in a statement.
Albanian president calls for political will on judicial reform
TIRANA, Albania – President Bamir Topi urged parliament and other state institutions to co-operate so reforms to the judicial system can be implemented as soon as possible. “If reforms in the judicial system will not work, it will be due to a lack of political will,” Topi said at a conference Thursday (October 4th) in Vlora. Topi said he had seen no progress in judicial reforms in the past few months, though crime and corruption remain a serious barrier to the EU integration process.
In other news, Deputy Prime Minister Gazmend Oketa announced plans to downsize the public administration staff by 4,200 people by the end of the year. He says the cuts are in keeping with institutional reforms.
Also Thursday, Prime Minister Sali Berisha met with union representatives and vowed to focus on safety in the mining industry. A series of deadly accidents sparked strikes and protests late in the summer. (Shqip, Shekulli, Gazeta Shqiptare, Koha Jone - 05/10/07; Top-Channel, Balkanweb, BIRN - 04/10/07)
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