15 years NATO Reports over the most criminal enterprise Albania: „Albanian politicians have signalled a rare willingness“

Original Wikileaks cables: albania: http://wikileaks.org/origin/39_0.html
Mafia Clan of Democratic Party of Albania
Bevor: Fatos Nano (Ilir Meta Drug Allegations


Mafia Clan of Democratic Party of Albania

 

Prime Minister Sali Berisha

 

  1. kukRexhep ARAPI, resident in Katund Sukth, nicknamed “KEPI” has a criminal record as follows:
    1. In the year 1991 (in March) he has killed at the Port of Durrës, for feud issues the citizen A. Cyrbja, resident in the Katund Sukth village; has been arrested for this crime in 1994 and has been released because of lack of evidence.

NATO Website: CIA intern over Salih Berisha and the stupid criminals in Tirana.

1999 and earlyer: 1993-1996

Salih Berisha Mafia: The U.S. failed to criticize:of his policies within the judicial system, police, and the DP—often through illegal means

Fun Facts About Our New Allies
The Progressive Review (Washington), 22 June 1999

“Albania … offered NATO and the U.S. an important military outpost in the turbulent southern Balkans (in the 1990-96 period Albania opened its ports and airstrips for U.S. military use and housed CIA spy planes for flights over Bosnia)…. The U.S. played a major role in the DP’s 1992 electoral victory, and it then provided the new government with military, economic, and political support. In the 1991-96 period Washington directly provided Albania $236 million in economic aid, making the U.S. the second largest bilateral economic donor (following Italy)…..Following Berisha’s visit to the U.S. in March 1991, Washington began supplying direct assistance to the DP, including donations of computers and cars for the 1992 electoral campaign. William Ryerson, the first U.S. ambassador, stood next to Berisha on the podium at election rallies. The U.S. failed to criticize, and at times encouraged, the new president as he purged critics of his policies within the judicial system, police, and the DP—often through illegal means. By 1993 DP loyalists and family members held most of the prominent positions in Albania’s ministries, institutes, universities, and state media. Citing the threat of communism’s return, Berisha successfully instilled fear in the population and discredited his rivals. The U.S. embassy in Albania contributed to the polarization of Albanian politics by refusing to meet most of the opposition parties (former communists as well as others) for the first two years of DP rule. This one-sided view of democratization helped Berisha dismantle most political alternatives, some of which were moderate and truly democratic.
Kritische Fragen, an den US Botschafter Alexander Arvizu, warum er Nichts unternimmt gegen US Betrüger und Politik Verbrecher in Tirana

NATO Website in 2002 after the Ilir Meta governmet between 1999-End of Januar 2002

SETimes

Published on SETimes (http://www.setimes.com)

http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2002/03/020305-SVETLA-001

Fighting Corruption in Albania

06/03/2002

In the battle to combat corruption among Europe’s less developed countries, Albania is known to be facing one of the toughest struggles. The country’s politicians, however, are coming together in a rare show of unity to tackle the problem.

(ATA, BBC, RFE/RL – 04/03/02; Institute for War and Peace Reporting – 01/02/02; Transparency International: Global Corruption Report 2001)

Many international organisations have identified corruption as one of the main problems of Albania’s post-communist history. The country, rated Europe’s second-poorest following Moldova, has been urged to intensify its efforts against corruption and the threat it poses to development. Apart from the economic consequences, corruption could also mar Albania’s prospects for EU and NATO integration.

Recognising the significance of the problem, Albanian politicians have signalled a rare willingness to unite in the name of national interest. The government has consented to an anti-corruption programme proposed by the opposition and to contract a foreign auditing company to inspect the bank accounts of senior politicians and officials, according to a recent report by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR).

On the basis of local media reports, IWPR concluded that corruption in Albania was highly evolved and ranged from gifts to politicians such as cars and apartments to smaller cash bribes for lower-level officials. „Millions of dollars disappear through this way of governing, money which could be better used on education, hospitals or energy resources,“ the IWPR quoted independent analyst Fatos Lubonja as saying.

Pandeli Majko, the new prime minister, has identified the fight against corruption as a top priority of his government. In Lezha on 4 March, he said increasing transparency in the activities of state structures was an obligation of the administration, which, he stressed, was „just a manager but not an owner of the money of the Albanian taxpayers“.

The Citizen’s Advocacy Office is an NGO established about three months ago to fight corruption at the state level. Kreshnik Spahiu, an attorney who heads the organisation, told Radio Free Europe that his office is recording an average of ten new corruption cases a day and that the scope of submitted complaints and accusations was surprisingly wide. He himself was solicited for a bribe by the state telephone company when he wanted to get new phone lines for his office.

Zef Preci, a former minister of economy and privatisation, said there was corruption in almost all branches of the state and that it stood behind public fund transfers. For him, corruption was worst in the justice system, and followed by the government and state-controlled structures.

In Lezha, Prime Minister Majko expressed support for a collaborative effort between politics, „whatever its colours are“, and Albanian citizens. He added, „This is a struggle between the law and anti-law, between progress and regression. Whatever the cost and time it takes, it doesn’t have a chance to fail.“

30 Aug 2011 / 09:51
WikiLeaks, Corruption Lost Albania Millions in Aid

WikiLeaks cables reveal that Tirana lost potential access to hundreds of millions of dollars of US aid due to its corruption and the government’s inability to manage donor funds.

Besar Likmeta

Tirana

Former US ambassador John L Withers | Photo courtesy of the US Embassy Tirana

Problems with corruption at the highest levels and the Albanian government’s poor administrative capacities convinced US officials to withdraw substantial grants out of fear that the money would be mismanaged, leaked cables show.

In November 13 2009, a cable from US Ambassador in Tirana John Withers warned the Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC, that although Albania technically qualified for „compact status“, a classification which allows access to large grants, the embassy had strong reservations about whether Tirana would manage such funds properly.

“The plain fact… is that corruption in Albania remains endemic and entrenched at all levels of government and society,” Withers wrote.

“Although prosecutions and convictions of corrupt, mainly lower level government officials have increased in the last two years, there remains a crippling atmosphere of impunity,” Withers added.

The secret memo is part of about a hundred confidential diplomatic cables from the US embassy in Tirana that WikiLeaks released over the last weekend.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation is a US aid mechanism created by former president George Bush in 2004. Under the MCC countries are eligible for compacts or aid grants only if they perform well on a scorecard of 17 indicators, compiled by a group of thinks tanks and international organizations like the World Bank, UNESCO, the WHO, IMF and others.

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Despite noting the considerable achievement that the country has made since the collapse of a series of pyramid-like investments schemes in 1997, ambassador Withers expressed strong doubts about delivering substantial aid under the programme.

“Embassy Tirana urges the MCC Board carefully to consider how this endemic corruption would impact the effectiveness of a compact program in Albania,” Withers wrote to the MCC.

“Without a tight oversight mechanism, the Embassy cannot be sure that substantial
amounts of US taxpayer money would not go to wrongful and illegal uses,” he added.

Map of countries benefiting from MCC grants | Photo courtesy of MCC

Withers underlined that there was growing credible evidence that the Prime Minister’s  immediate family, senior members of the opposition party, and numerous members of the parliament engaged in corrupt acts on a large scale.

Apart from the problems with corruption ambassador Withers also highlighted Tirana’s incapacity to manage large funding levels.

“The government’s ability effectively to budget for, spend and  account for its own funds remains woefully inadequate – not only because of corruption, but because the government lacks the necessary expertise and bureaucratic structures necessary to manage its money in all but the most elementary ways,” Withers said.

MCC signs either a compact or a threshold agreement with a partner country. A compact is awarded if the country scores highly on the selection criteria indicators. If the country scores poorly but has a positive, upward trend on the selection criteria, it can still be eligible for a smaller grant, called a threshold program.

Under the MCC Albania received two threshold grants, in 2006 and 2008, worth respectively $13.8 million and $15.7 million. However, in September, 2010 the second threshold grant was forfeited, after the opposition and ruling parties failed to reach a compromise to pass a bill on the new administrative court, which would have been funded under the programme.

Following the ambassadors’ recommendations Albania was never upgraded by MCC to a compact status, although as the embassy cable admits it has met the technical criteria. Compact status would have given Tirana potential access to grants worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

For example if MCC’s threshold grant for Moldova was 24.7 million in 2006, when it reached compact status in 2010 it received a grant of $262 million. A full compact funding under the MCC program could have had a considerable impact in Albania, however the former US diplomat notes that the failure to benefit from the funds rests solely with Albania’s government.

“A full Compact for Albania would at least in theory provide momentum for change in Albania in the areas of poverty reduction and economic development – but only if the program is properly administered, a dubious proposition in the Albania of today,” Withers concluded.

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“A full Compact for Albania would at least in theory provide momentum for change in Albania in the areas of poverty reduction and economic development – but only if the program is properly administered, a dubious proposition in the Albania of today,” Withers concluded.

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“A full Compact for Albania would at least in theory provide momentum for change in Albania in the areas of poverty reduction and economic development – but only if the program is properly administered, a dubious proposition in the Albania of today,” Withers concluded.

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/albania-lost-millions-of-us-aid-due-to-corruption

Salih Berisha: is little more than an international criminal conspiracy

Mafia Clan: Salih Berisha Partia Demokratik

28.8.2011: Wikileaks: Die Ratten des Salih Berisha – „Die Autobahn der nationalen Korruption“

 USA: Property corruption

EU Anti-Corruption Requirements: Measuring Progress in Albania, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Turkey

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transparency.org – 

Over the years, the EU has developed clear membership requirements for countries desiring to enter the Union. Today these requirements also include meeting certain standards in the areas of anti-corruption and good governance. Although the candidate and potential candidate countries are required to ‘make progress’ in these areas, so far there have been no clear standardised baselines that would allow their progress (or regress) to be monitored.In this regard, Transparency International has Added by Zunia on June 22, 2011

http://zunia.org/post/eu-anti-corruption-requirements-measuring-progress-in-albania-kosovo-fyr-macedonia-turkey/“

25.8.2011: Salih Berisha Mafia: The U.S. failed to criticize:of his policies within the judicial system, police, and the DP—often through illegal means

Problems between NATO – Albania with the Mafia government from Salih Berisha and Ilir Meta 

NATO schränkt den Geheimniss Zugang für die Mafia Regierung in Tirana ein – Sekreti, NATO rrit vëzhgimin ndaj Shqipëris렠

Typical Gangster and Buseness partner from Salih Berisha

Salih Berisha, immer mit Landesweit bekannten Gangstern unterwegs!

salih Berisha roja
Bashkim Ulaj (rechts)
(Dërguar më: 11/04/11) Tedi Blushi

Drejtoria e Përgjithshme e Rrugëve ka zhvilluar në datën 8 prill dy tendera. I pari ka qenë ai për ndërtimin e ‘Rrugës së Arbrit’ (segmenti Ura e Brarit – Hyrje tuneli Qafë Murrizë), me fond limit të përcaktuar, vlerën prej 1.945.051.750 lekësh. Ndërsa tenderi i dytë ka pasur për objekt prokurimi sistemim-asfaltimin e rrugës Librazhd-Qafë Stude (loti 3). Fondi limit i përcaktuar ka qenë 1.894.399.110 lekë. Për të mundësuar që të dy këto tendera të fitohen me vlerën e tyre të plotë, nga ana e DPRR-së është vendosur një kriter diskriminues, që aktualisht e plotësojnë vetëm dy firma. Bëhet fjalë për kompanitë “Gener 2” dhe “Victoria Invest”, të cilat dyshohet se janë paracaktuar si fituese.

aus [16] albania.de

[17] Europol, über die wichtige Rolle, im Drogen und Waffenhandel der Albanischen Politiker und deren Mafia Clans

20 Militärs wollten mit gefälschten Visa Garantien in die USA. Etliche wurden verweigert, einige brachten dann Original Einladungen von US Militärs, welche sie in Afghanistan kennen lernte. Die Methode ist uralt, und Einige blieben in den USA.

 

Wikileaks: Komandot, rrjet mashtrimi me vizat e SHBA
Wikileaks: Komandot, rrjet mashtrimi me vizat e SHBATIRANE- Komandot shqiptarë të kthyer nga Iraku, u përfshinë në një rrjet mashtrimi me vizat amerikane për të siguruar hyrjen dhe qëndrimin në SHBA. Çështja ka rezultuar tepër shqetësuese për zyrtarët e lartë të ambasadës dhe vetë ambasadorin John Withers, i cili e ka raportuar këtë në Departamentin e Shtetit. Në një kabllogram që daton 19 shkurtin 2009, theksohet se 20 komando shqiptarë aplikuan në ambasadën amerikane në Tiranë për viza turistike, me qëllim që të vizitonin miqtë që kishin njohur ndërsa kryenin shërbimin ushtarak në Irak. Shumë prej tyre paraqitën ftesa nga kontraktorë apo personeli ushtarak amerikan në Irak. Shumë prej tyre vërtetuan se ishin në detyrë dhe kishin marrë autorizim për leje, por asnjë prej tyre nuk është kthyer deri tani në Shqipëri“, thekson mesazhi. Për këtë arsye, ambasada i ka kërkuar ndihmë Departamentit të Shtetit në zgjidhjen e çështjes dhe marrjen e masave parandaluese. 
Rrjeti i mashtrimit
Dokumenti thekson se gjatë dy viteve, më shumë se 20 ushtarë kishin aplikuar për viza turistike dhe ambasada ua kishte dhënë për shkak se nuk donte të kishte të bënte me pakënaqësi në momentin kur presidenti Bush të vizitonte Shqipërinë dhe të takohej edhe me komandot shqiptarë“, shkruhet në mesazh. Por, pas rritjes së numrit të kërkesave për viza, disa u refuzuan dhe pas kësaj, komandot shqiptarë nisën të paraqesin ftesa nga punonjës amerikanë. Tetë aplikime u paraqitën në 2007-ën dhe 2008-ën, një nga vizat u anulua dhe një tjetër u kthye mbrapsht. Nga gjashtë aplikantë, tre janë ilegalisht në SHBA sot dhe tre të tjerë kanë aplikuar për të ndryshuar statusin. Disa prej aplikantëve morën ftesë nga shtetasi amerikan Matthew Woodford Vinson III, punonjës në një kompani ushtarake në Mosul, në vitin 2006. Pasi disa viza u refuzuan, komandot nisën të paraqesin kërkesa nga Kendra Evers, një tjetër punonjëse e personalit ushtarak në Irak. Nga komandot shqiptarë, Mirjan Xhixha është ilegalisht në SHBA, pasi paraqiti një ftesë nga Vinson, ndërsa Alfred Dani hyri në SHBA pasi iu refuzuar kërkesa e parë për vizë. Edhe Alban Kadhe paraqiti një ftesë nga Vinson në nëntor të 2007-ës, duke siguruar vizë tremujore. Gentian Noka siguroi vizën në janar të 2008-ës, pasi paraqiti ftesën e Vinson. Ai tha se kishte gruan shtatzënë dhe do të kthehej shpejt, ndërsa punonjësi i sektorit konsullor verifikoi lejen e tij nga ushtria. Ai ka hyrë në SHBA dhe ende është atje ilegalisht. 
Vërejtje ushtrisë
Po ashtu, Ervin Korrës iu dha një vizë tremujore në gusht 2007 për të vizituar hallën e tij në Bruklin. Ai tha se kishte një muaj leje, por qëndroi atje dhe tentoi të ndryshonte statusin në prill 2008. Në janar të 2008-ës, motra e tij, Valbona Korra dhe bashkëshorti i saj nuk morën dot viza për ta vizituar atë. Një tjetër ushtar komando, Blerim Xhaja, ka aplikuar dy herë për të vizituar anëtarët e familjes Korra në Bruklin. Dyshohet se martesa e tij me Christina Paone për ndryshimin e statusit është një mashtrim dhe familjarët nuk dinin gjë për këtë kur aplikuan për viza. Edhe Ajet Aruçi, pasi siguroi një vizë me qëllim që të vizitonte Kendra Evers në shtetin e Uashingtonit, hyri në SHBA më 18 shkurt 2008 dhe nuk u largua më. Ai tentoi të ndryshonte statusin dhe ndjek Universitetin e Nju Jorkut. E“Matthew Vinson dhe Kendra Evers i kanë ndihmuar këta ushtarë të marrin viza, që më pas të hyjnë dhe të sigurojnë strehim në SHBA“, thekson kabllogrami. Ambasada ka kërkuar hetimin e të dy shtetasve amerikanë për aktiviteteve të dyshimta, ndërsa ka kërkuar që ushtrisë shqiptare t’i dërgohet një mesazh, në mënyrë që të parandalohen aplikimet e tjera të gënjeshtërta.
(GSH/BalkanWeb)

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 Wikileaks, SHBA të shqetësuar për lidhjet e PD me zyrtarët nën hetim

 KLIKO KETU PER TE LEXUAR TE GJITHA SHKRIMET E WIKILEAKS

Immer peinlicher wird es für die US Botschafter, welche vor Ort waren! Sehr schwache Depeschen und Informationen, welche vo Marizo Lino stammen. Die hatte keine Ahnung und ihre Partner waren Stadt bekannte Ganoven.

Immerhin schreibt sie über Fatos Nano, das Christopher Hill, der auch den Kosovo Krieg organisierte mit seinem Assistenten Philip T. Reeker (taucht nun wieder als Versager auch in Mazedonien wieder im Balkan auf) und der damalige US Botschafter William Ryerson, verbockte von Beginn an Alles. Er stiftete Salih Berisha an, Fatos Nano ins Gefängnis zustecken, weil er die Rückkehr der Kommunisten fürchtete und sah über alle Verbrechen und dem total undemokratischen Mafiösen System des Salih Berisha hinweg.

Der Balkan Terrorist und Null Resultat US Diplomat Philip T. Reeker kehrt zurück

  13.  (C)  FOR THE ELECTIONS OF MARCH, 1992, THE  SOCIALIST PARTY WAS PREPARED TO FACE A MAJOR  DEFEAT.  IT IS DURING THIS TIME THAT NANO WAS  ACCUSED OF COOKING UP A DEAL WITH BERISHA FOR  SHIFTING POWER TO THE RIGHT, THAT WAS ALLEGEDLY  DISCUSSED IN TRIESTE, ITALY, AT A CONFERENCE BOTH  ATTENDED, IN THE PRESENCE OF MENTOR COKU.  IN THE  THOSE ELECTIONS, NANO WON AS A CANDIDATE IN KUCOVA.  HIS RIVAL FOR THAT SEAT WAS PERIKLI TETA, NOW STATE  SECRETARY IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE IN NANO'S  GOVERNMENT.    14.  (C)  IN HIS LAST SPEECH TO PARLIAMENT BEFORE  HIS ARREST, NANO ACCUSED FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR  WILLIAM RYERSON, THEN DCM CHRIS HILL, AND THE CIA  FOR HAVING PLOTTED WITH BERISHA TO SET UP HIS  PHONEY TRIAL.  IN THE SAME SPEECH, NANO ACCUSED  BERISHA OF TURNING ALBANIA INTO AN AMERICAN-RUN  BANANA REPUBLIC.    15.  (C)  IN 1996, THERE WERE RUMORS HIS DAUGHTER  WAS TAKING DRUGS WHILE HE WAS IN PRISON AND THAT  HIS TEENAGE SON HAD GOTTEN OUT OF HIS MOTHER'S  CONTROL, BECOMING REBELLIOUS AND UNRULY.  WITH  BOTH OF HIS CHILDREN CURRENTLY STUDYING OUTSIDE OF  ALBANIA, WHATEVER THE TRUTH OF THE RUMORS, THEY  SEEM TO BE DOING WELL NOW AND RECENTLY JOINED  THEIR PARENTS AT A DAY A DURRES BEACH WHERE  FOREIGNERS WERE PRESENT.    16.  (C)  NANO IS AN INTENSE, FOCUSSED INDIVIDUAL  WHO, AT ABOUT 5' 6" IS AVERAGE HEIGHT FOR AN  ALBANIAN MALE.  FORMERLY SLIM AND CLEANSHAVEN, HE  EMERGED FROM PRISON WITH A SUBSTANTIAL WEIGHT GAIN  AND A BEARD.  MANY OLD ACQUAINTANCES SAID THEY DID  NOT RECOGNIZE HIM AFTER HIS RELEASE.  A HEAVY  SMOKER, A SOCIAL ANIMAL WHO ENJOYS LATE-NIGHT  SCHMOOZING WITH HIS INNER CIRCLE OF POLITICAL  FRIENDS, NANO IS SERIOUS EVEN WHEN HE IS JOKING.    17.  (C)  HIS CLOSEST FRIEND WHO STUCK WITH HIM  THROUGH THE WORST TIMES, WHEN HE WAS IN PRISON, IS  BASHKIM ZENELI.  ZENELI, WHO BESIDES NANO'S WIFE  HAS BEEN HIS MOST INTIMATE CONFIDANT, HAS NOT BEEN  GIVEN A PRESTIGIOUS HIGH-PROFILE POSITION.  RATHER, AS MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AND DEPUTY HEAD OF  THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS,  HE KEEPS A FAIRLY LOW PROFILE.    18.  (C)  NANO'S WIFE VISITED HIM ONCE A WEEK IN  TEPELENA PRISON.  THEY ARE VERY EVIDENTLY DEVOTED  TO ONE ANOTHER AND WHILE SHE IS NOT AS PROFICIENT  IN LANGUAGES AND DOES NOT SPEAK MUCH WHEN THEY ARE  IN PUBLIC OR IN THE PRESENCE OF FOREIGNERS, IT  SEEMS CLEAR THAT NANO HOLDS HER OPINION IN HIGH  REGARD.      LINO
http://wikileaks.org/cable/1997/08/97TIRANA1976.html