Ilir Meta, Berisha, CEZ Mafia, Worldbank Mafia: Calls Mount For Probe into Albania’s CEZ Scandal

An earlier investigation by BIRN found that CEZ engaged in a fraudulent scheme to distribute bribes among Albanian officials.
Albania nationalized its shares in the company in 2013 and then appointed its own management.

CEZ Josef Hejsek, was the Motor of corruption with Ilir Meta, and the Berisha-Brecani Familie.

IFIMES Report: Die Energie Mafia – OSHEE MANIPULATES TENDERS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR und der Mafia General Staatsanwalt: Adriatic Llalla

25 Sep 15

Calls Mount For Probe into Albania’s CEZ Scandal

After BIRN lifted the lid on graft allegations against Albanian speaker Ilir Meta and a utility company, Meta and the opposition Democrats have called for an international probe.

Gjergj Erebara
BIRN

Tirana

 
  Ilir Meta. Photo: LSI

Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party and the junior ruling coalition partner, the Socialist Movement for Integration, have called for an “international” or “American” probe into allegations that local politicians received kickbacks from a contractor of the Czech power giant CEZ. 

CEZ had a controlling stake in Albania’s power utility OSHEE, then called CEZ Shperndarje, from 2009 to 2014, before the company was sold back to the Albanian government.

BIRN revealed earlier this month that the Speaker of Parliament Ilir Meta was identified in an international arbitrage case as one of the politicians that benefited from illegal financial transfers in 2010 from a debt-collecting company working for CEZ Albania, which Meta helped secure a contract with the Czech power company.

A law firm has alleged that Meta received bribes from Debt International Advisory, DIA, a debt-collection company currently in dispute with the state power utility OSHEE in the Vienna Arbitral Center.

Following publication of the investigation, the Democratic Party called for Meta’s resignation while on Thursday it announced a bill that would open up the possibility of a probe by international prosecutors.

“We know that the [Prime Minister] Edi Rama and Ilir Meta will not allow a thorough and unbiased investigation from the country’s prosecution,” Democratic Party MP Eduard Halimi said on Thursday.

“Only an investigation with international prosecutors with full authority to control and analyze the whole affair unaffected by those two persons included in this affair… will bring justice over this scandal worth hundreds of millions of euro,” Halimi added.

Responding to the allegations, Meta, who denies wrongdoing, also called for an international probe, underlining that he preferred US prosecutors.

“I strongly support the idea of an unbiased, fast and thorough international probe into the whole CEZ affair, from its first day in our country till today,“ he said.

„I also call on all party leaders to ask especially for the United States to be engaged in the clarification of this issue and to create a special jurisdiction with American investigators,” Meta added.

The US embassy in Tirana rebuffed his proposal. Following media inquiries, a spokesperson said that any investigation had to be conducted by the Albanian authorities.

The CEZ group bought the Albanian electricity distribution network in 2009 and withdrew its investment in 2014, agreeing to sell back its shares to the state for about 100 million euros.

On Friday, the Democratic Party said also that it will ask the Constitutional Court to nullify the buyback agreement, claiming that, by signing it, Albania forfeited its right to obtain hundreds of millions of euro in damages allegedly caused by CEZ to Albania.

Over the four years that CEZ controlled electricity distribution, it is believed to have engaged in several fraudulent debt collection schemes that cost Albania millions of euro.

One scheme relates to an agreement between CEZ and DIA, which it appears was intended to influence Albanian politicians and the Energy Regulatory Agency, ERE, through bribes.

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/calls-mount-for-and-international-probe-into-albania-s-cez-scandal-09-25-2015

Teil II IFIMES Report – Teil I FIMES Report Ilir Meta LSI Mafia

„Greater Albania“ against „Greater Serbia“

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. In the light of the announced official visit of Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama to Serbia scheduled for 10 November 2014, IFIMES has prepared a comprehensive analysis entitled “Greater Albania” against “Greater Serbia”. The most relevant and interesting sections from the analysis are published below.

“Greater Albania” against “Greater Serbia”
– See more at: http://www.ifimes.org/en/8869#sthash.q6yi8L5O.dpuf
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OSHEE MANIPULATES TENDERS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

For quite some time the situation in Albania’s energy sector has been raising serious concern. BIRN (Balkan Investigative Reporting Network) has also pointed to manipulation and corruption in the energy sector. The companies EFT, AG  and GSA are supposedly involved in the manipulation of results of public procurements for the importation of electricity in agreement with certain individuals from OSHEE. According to recently published information in some Albanian media OSHEE has been accused of revealing classified information to GSA and EFT with the aim to enable two competing companies to align their final offers and manipulate tender results under the veil of “transparent procurement procedures”. According to BIRN the manipulations supported by OSHEE amounted to almost EUR 7 million of taxpayers money only during the period from January to July 2014. Another question is where all this money has gone. The disturbing fact is that OSHEE actually represents the central point and source of illegal activities and corruption in Albania’s energy sector, where it actively cooperates with its “traditional partners”.

Bearing in mind the elements of international crime and corruption analysts believe that the situation in Albania’s energy sector should be investigated by both the EU institutions and Interpol.

ALBANIAN PROSECUTION IS NOT DOING ITS JOB

The gravity of the situation in Albania is illustrated by the fact that Albanian General Prosecutor Office has still not filed charges against individuals responsible for crime and corruption in the energy sector.

After so many manipulations it is highly unusual that OSHEE has not been the subject of any investigation by the General Prosecutor Office of Albania yet. Moreover it seems that Albanian Competition Authority and Court of Audit still do not function in line with their statutory obligations and that their eventual interventions are (intentionally) completely inefficient. Even if Albanian Court of Audit has shown certain initiative to initiate the investigations by submitting a few reports on corruption in the energy sector, General Prosecutor Office (Adriatik Llalla) of Albania has not reacted to that yet.

The question is whether they do not have the courage and power to intervene in this nest of systemic corruption or whether they have been “neutralised” by political elites involved in those criminal activities. Another question is to what extent Albanian top politicians are also involved in those affairs. Analysts have pointed to the role and involvement of

Koco Kokedima
Member of Albanian Parliament Koço Kokëdhima from the leading Socialist Party (PS) of Prime Minister Rama in dubious transactions in the energy sector.

Analysts have warned that the coalition between Edi Rama and his Socialist Party (PS) on one hand and Ilir Meta and LSI on the other hand will produce a boomerang effect unless they deal with the corrupted politicians first. They have also noted the role of individuals from the Socialist Party who are turning into visible holders of crime and corruption in the Albanian society.

Ljubljana, November 3, 2014
– See more at: http://www.ifimes.org/en/8869#sthash.q6yi8L5O.dpuf

Die Betrugs Deutschen Politiker: der Fall VW und die Balkan Mafia

Absatz Förderung mit Hilfe korrupter Politiker und Betrug:

VW: Spanien will Fördergelder zurück

Das Land spricht von Betrug, weil schadstoffarme und energieeffiziente Fahrzeuge staatlich gefördert wurden

Der Balkan zeigte vor weit ueber 10 Jahren, das gerade die SPD Politiker wie Bodo Hombach, VW sich nur mit den kriminellsten Clans lustig austoben durfte. Betrug, Bestechung und deshalb sucht man immer kriminelle Partner, oft aus der Politik, welche moeglichst korrupt sein muessen, das einzige Modell der Aussenpolitik. Ausschreibungs Betrug, durch manipulierte Vorgaben, durch Bestechungs ausl. Regierungen ist Standard Wissen der Deutschen Aussenpolitik, krimineller Zirkel von VW, auch vor 10 Jahre gewesen und VW war gewarnt von Bosch und einem VW Techniker. So kaufte mit der Methode u.a. die Kosovo Regierung ueberteuerte Polizei Autos usw. Deshalb wollte Frank Walter Steinmeier Langzeit Berufs Verbrecher, Motor der Auslands Bestechung, was auch fuer Deutsche Politiker Strafbar ist, (Pariser Anti Korruptions Konvention von 1998). Peinlich, wenn nur Deutsche Politiker fuer Korruptions und Bestechlichkeit Straffrei sind in der Welt, dann kommen diese vermurksten Gestalten nun mal heraus.

SPD Partner und VW General Vertreter in Montenegro – Drogen Boss: Anton Stanaj im Sudan hingerichtet

Bislang galt Deutschland als Öko-Weltmeister. Werden wir jetzt Betrugs-Weltmeister?

100 % kriminelle und korrupte Partner der Politik von BMW, Mercedes, VW im Balkan = Balkan Mafia

Es kann nicht verwundern, das der VW Vertreter in Montenegro, Langzeit Partner der Russischen Mafia mit Lukoj, Drogen und Zigaretten Schmuggel: Anton Stanaj: Firma Rocksped Geschäftsführer von der Firma Roksped, im Sudan hingerichtet wurde. 

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VW-Skandal – Warum diese Aufregung, Frau Merkel ?

Regierungspolitiker, allen voran die Bundeskanzlerin, verlangen Aufklärung und kommen offensichtlich gar nicht auf die Idee, wie viel Mitverantwortung sie tragen. Ein Kommentar von Christoph Lütgert.  | mehr

. In Brüssel kämpft unsere Kanzlerin höchst persönlich mit harten Bandagen dafür, dass die deutschen benzinfressenden Dickschiffe der Premium-Hersteller weiter hohe Schadstoff-Mengen ausstoßen dürfen, auf dass bloß nicht die Franzosen beispielsweise mit ihren kleineren und sparsameren PKW Maßstäbe setzen.

Die Politik gehorcht

Und Deutschland bleibt das einzige Land weltweit ohne flächendeckendes Tempo-Limit, obwohl eine Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung die Umwelt erheblich entlasten würde. Die Autoindustrie will es einfach nicht, und die Politik gehorcht.

 

22.09.15 | 21:15 Uhr

Panorama 3: VW manipulierte trotz Vorwarnungen

Der Skandal um manipulierte Abgaswerte bei VW-Fahrzeugen hat erheblich größere Dimensionen als zunächst angenommen. Und trotz Manipulationshinweisen gab es keine Reaktionen.  | extern

Manipulierte Abgasanlagen VW soll schon vor Jahren gewarnt worden sein

Manipulierte Abgasanlagen: VW soll schon vor Jahren gewarnt worden sein

An ein Versehen kann nun keiner mehr glauben: Zeitungsberichten zufolge ist Volkswagen schon vor Jahren über Abgas-Manipulationen informiert worden – von einem eigenen Techniker und dem Zulieferer Bosch. mehr… Video | Forum ]

 
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