Siegfried Gabriel ist der erste Aussenminister, der wieder Ordnung in dem korrupten, inkompeteden und oft kriminellen Sauhaufen des Auswärtigen Amtes
Aber Langzeit Murks, Korruptions lässt sich nicht mehr gut machen, wenn man die Kompetenz und das Völkerrecht in die Müll Tonne warf. Bestechung, kriminelle Partner, welche Projekte leiteten, wo die Mittel Verwendung nie kontrolliert wurde, ist Mafiöse Bestechung.
USA und Europäer haben zum Nato-Gipfel ihren Afghanistan-Streit entschärft: Washington fordert zunächst keine weiteren europäischen Soldaten. Das sei keine dauerhafte Lösung, warnt Bündnis-Experte Dan Hamilton – vor allem die Zurückhaltung der Deutschen könne die Allianz zerstören.
In einer außenpolitischen Grundsatzrede plädierte der deutsche Außenminister Sigmar Gabriel am Dienstag in Berlin für eine Abkehr von den USA und eine interessenorientierte deutsche Großmachtpolitik.
VW und die Staatsanwaltschaft Braunschweig Am 15. Dezember 2005 hielt ich in Braunschweig einen Vortrag zum ,,Schwarzbuch VW“. Nach der Lesung stand ein unscheinbarer Mann auf. Er stellte sich als ,,Leitender Oberstaatsanwalt Dr. Koch“ vo…
Gabriel und die Urlaubszeit ,,Wenn er den Wind, den er macht, täglich in positive Energie umsetzen würde, wäre er der wichtigste Minister, den Deutschland hat,“ urteilt Minister Glos über seinen Kollegen Gabriel. Der windig…
Gabriels Informationsstörfälle Sigmar Gabriel, seines Zeichens Minister für die Bundesumwelt, hat mal wieder zugeschlagen. Ruhelos zog er in den letzten Wochen durch die deutschen Lande. Seine Behörde hatte den Reak- torzwische…
Gabriel für Goslar? Sigmar Gabriel, Ex-Ministerpräsident, CoNeS-Gesellschafter, MdL und Fraktionsvorsitzender der SPD im niedersächsischen Landtag stammt aus Goslar. Dort wurde er geboren, dort begann sein politisch…
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It took president Juncker more than a year to propose new ethics rules for Commissioners after ex-President Barroso had shocked Europe with his new job at Goldman Sachs International. Hundreds of thousands of citizens, NGOs, the European Parliament and the EU Ombudsman had asked for ethics rules to be tightened and for the revolving door between the highest levels of the Commission and the business world to be closed. A year of inaction later, the Commission is now in a hurry to implement a lackluster reform that does not actually take into account citizens’ concerns.
In his latest State of the Union address President Juncker promised to reform ethics rules in the Commission and “strengthen the integrity requirements for Commissioners both during and after their mandate”.
This reform is an attempt to draw a line under the controversy after Barrosogate in July 2016. Following the Barroso scandal there were serious questions whether the code was fit for purpose. Even the European Ombudsman declared that “[i]t is not enough to say that no rules were broken without looking at the underlying spirit and intent of the relevant Treaty article and amending the Code to reflect precisely that.”…..
Juncker’s proposal is to extend this period to two years for ex-commissioners and five for ex-presidents of the Commission. While an improvement, this is still below the three years requested by MEPs in the 2016 JURI report penned by MEP Pascal Durand, and amplified again this year in the AFCO report authored by MEP Sven Giegold. It is also below the three-year notification period demanded by the 63,000 petitioners who asked the Commission to block its revolving doors with big business.
TIRANA, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) — Albania’s Prosecution Office has requested the Central Election Commission to revoke the mandates of two lawmakers for providing false self-declaration, local media reported Wednesday.
Aqif Rakipi from Party for Justice, Integration and Unity, and Gledjon Rahovica from Socialist Movement for Integration, have been under investigation since February 2017, sources from the Prosecution Office said.
The office found that the two lawmakers were convicted for robbery in Italy, after it received their fingerprints from Interpol in Roma.
In February this year, the mandate of another lawmaker, Armando Prenga, was revoked for the same reason.
CRIMINALS MAKING THE LAWS IN ALBANIA’S PARLIAMENT
1. (C) Despite the relative calm on Election Day, it has very much come to our attention that there is a strong undercurrent of people tied to organized crime that participated and/or were involved in possibly manipulating the June 28 elections. The three major parties, the Democratic Party (DP), the Socialist Party (SP) and the Movement for Social Integration (LSI) all have MPs with links to organized crime.
While Post cannot legally prove these links, the conventional wisdom, backed by other reporting, is that the new parliament has quite a few drug traffickers and money launderers. During the electoral campaign, one politician, Alex Keka, a local head of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) in northern Albania, was even killed by a car bomb. Keka was suspected of being involved in the trafficking of arms and narcotics. (NOTE: Keka was not running for Parliament, although other members of his party were. END NOTE). Law Breakers Turned Law Makers ——————————
2. (C) Some of the more noteworthy MPs with ties to organized crime are:
— Tom Doshi: An SP MP from Shkoder, Doshi, singled out in the Human Rights Report for physically assaulting a journalist in the Sheraton Hotel, was a key figure in financing SP electoral efforts. He is known as the richest MP, with a declared fortune of more than $15 million and is also suspected of trafficking narcotics. Doshi served in the previous parliament as a DP MP, before switching sides to the SP shortly before the election.
— Lefter Koka: Representing LSI from Durres, Koka is a member of perhaps the most notorious organized crime family in Albania, with ties to narcotics and human trafficking and other illicit activities. —
Sokol Oldashi: Olldashi, the current Minister of Public Works, Transport, and Telecommunication and DP MP from Fier, is suspected of smuggling goods and narcotics. Circumstantial evidence links Olldashi and Fatmir Kajolli in Fier to Minister of Justice Enkelejd Alibeaj in a scheme to release prisoners from jails to act as electoral bullies.
— Lulzim Basha: According to one SP source, FM Basha, who represents the DP in Elbasan, was involved in facilitating the release from prison of a notorious criminal in Elbasan in return for support from the criminal’s family. Relatives of the criminal promised to „organize“ people in Elbasan to support Basha. The criminal was released on June 29, the day after the elections.
— Paulin Sterkaj: The 48 year old DP MP from Shkoder is a former professional wrestler with little to no formal education. Sterkaj was previously in the SP and has been accused by a former friend of murdering a politician in Shkoder a few years ago. Sterkaj claims to have business interests in oil, restaurants, and construction, but little is known about his activities.
Gramoz Ruci: Parlamentspräsident
— Gramoz Ruci: SP MP and party General Secretary, Ruci has long-standing ties to narcotics traffickers and organized crime. Ruci has also been banned from entering the U.S. since 2005 due to a permanent visa ineligibility. 3. (C) Comment: Post is not sure which tack the ODIHR report on the Albanian elections will take once released, but it is widely accepted locally that many MPs posing as „businessmen“ are in fact strongly suspected of having ties to organized crime. These individuals are now MPs, have immunity under the law, and are responsible for making the laws that will propel Albania toward further Euro-Atlantic integration. The seedy, possibly criminal, behavior of many of Albania’s MPs is disturbing and does not bode well for democratic development. It is a widely held view throughout Albania that all parties have MPs with links to organized crime and accept money from organized crime. This is a very troubling phenomenon that we and the international community will have to address at some point in the future. One bright spot, however, is that there are a few MPs who have begun to recognize that Albania should not have such characters represented in its parliament. How long it will take though to remove these ruffians from power though is another question. After all, money is the lifeblood of politics, and in a poor country with no campaign finance TIRANA 00000552 002 OF 002 transparency or tradition of small donors supporting their favorite candidates, criminals are an easy source of campaign funds. WITHERS
The Russian Rostec Corporation said that the deliveries of S-400 air defense systems to Turkey will start in March 2020, with 45 percent of the contracted sum to be paid in advance by Ankara.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Turkey purchased four Russian S-400 air defense systems worth $2.5 billion with 55 percent of the sum under the contract being covered by Russian loans, CEO of Russia’s Rostec Corporation Sergey Chemezov told the Kommersant newspaper in an interview issued on Wednesday.
He confirmed that Ankara had bought four S-400 systems. „Yes, [they bought four S-400 systems] worth $2.5 billion,“ Chemezov said.
He also pointed out that the Russian and Turkish Finance Ministries had already completed talks on Moscow’s loans for Ankara.
„They should finalize financial papers now. I can say, they [Turkey] will pay 45 percent of the whole some in advance, 55 percent [of the sum] is being funded by Russian loans. We are going to start deliveries in March 2020,“ Chemezov added.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the documents Russian S-400 had been signed and that Ankara wanted to take steps to implement the agreement as soon as possible.