Tirana | 03 December 2009 | Besar Likmeta
Albania PM Names ‘Balkans’ Most Dangerous Mafia’
In a late evening press conference on Wednesday Prime Minister Sali Berisha presented a series of documents on what he called “the most dangerous mafia clan in the Balkans”, referring to the Albanian opposition.
In what is the latest chapter in the on-going battle between Berisha’s government and Albania’s Socialist opposition, the prime minister named a number of Socialist deputies and Tirana so-called oligarchs, which according to him, in the last few years have stolen 500,000 square meters of public space in the capital worth 780 million euro.
“I want to underline that a communist and mafia group wants to impose a legitimate government… This group of communists does not lead the Socialist party, but the most dangerous mafia clans in the Balkans, that has turned Tirana in a laundry machine of dirty money, the economic crime that is the cupola of the Albanian mafia,” said Berisha.
This was the prime minister’s response to the Socialists’ request for a partial re-count of the 28 June parliamentary elections.
The statement comes at the end of a ten day ultimatum set by the opposition Socialist leader and Tirana mayor Edi Rama, calling on Berisha to accept a partial recount or face massive protests seeking his removal from office.
The Socialist Party has waged a campaign accusing Berisha of electoral fraud and corruption in the parliamentary elections. Rama claims that his party never lost the election, which he says was stolen by the government.
Ja die Deutschen Diplomaten in Cooperation mit der GTZ, Rezzo Schlauch und dem DAW, sind schon besondere Erlebnisse in Albanien.
Weitere Details aus dem FBI, Europol und Ausführungen des Salih Berisha
Das sagt Salih Berisha: “Der Kampf Mafia ist kein Ziel, einfach zu realisieren. In den kommenden Monaten werden wir in eine Schlacht aus Eisen gehen und machen Albanien zu einem der sichersten Länder in ganz Europa", sagte Premierminister Sali Berisha
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