Archive for the ‘Balkan (Englisch)’ Category

Die Albanische Zivile Luft Kontrolle wird moderniert

Dienstag, April 22nd, 2014

Die Albanische Luft Kontrolle wird mit Hilfe von Rumänien und Frankreich moderniert um es auf den Stanard von EUROControl zubringen.

Die Behörden hat einen relativ hohen Stand an fähigen gut ausgebildeten Personen, und wurde nicht durch Klientel Politik zerstört. Im Laufe von vielen Jahren hat man oft Institutionen zerstört, wenn man einen Parteibuch Idioten des Salih Berisha, oder von Ilir Meta als General Direktor einsetzte, oder die Posten auch bei der Polizei nur verkaufte, wie bei der Justiz.

Kluge General Direktoren, haben immer die erfahrenen Angestellten und fähigen Leute ihren Job machen lassen. Die Probleme bestehen auch in Deutschland, wenn “Karriersten”, Schaumschläger, Betrüger und Radlfahrer ganz Oben sind, weswegen die vielen EU Missionen im Balkan oft gescheitert sind.

AAC
EU project modernises Albania’s civil aviation
17/04/2014

Romania and France assist Albania to upgrade its civil aviation based on EU standards.

By Linda Karadaku for Southeast European Times in Pristina — 17/04/14

photoAn EU civil aviation project in Albania includes improving airport operations. [AFP]

The EU is implementing a project to improve and modernise Albania’s civil aviation based on Union standards and best practices, officials said.

The Strengthening of Albanian Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) project will last two years at a cost of 800,000 euros in co-operation with civil aviation authorities in Romania and France.

EU officials said the project will ensure more, shorter and cheaper routes, fewer delays and improve passenger safety.

Officials said the project’s goals are for Albania to adopt legislation based on EU standards, adopt best EU practices, produce technical manuals and update procedures and documents, and provide on-the-job training and study tours for civil aviation authority staff. It also aims to enable the aviation authority to conduct oversight.

The project will improve civil aviation expertise, giving a special focus on safety, which is the most important aspect of aviation, said Francois Begeot, head of the economic reform and infrastructure section at the EU delegation in Albania.

“EU integration is a long process, and civil aviation has a key role to play in terms of image, culture, easy movement of persons and tourism. By safely attracting newcomers to Albania, it should bring extra revenues to the country,” Begeot said.

The project covers all civil aviation components including air navigation, operations and flight licensing, airworthiness, airport operations, organisation and management, security and safety and effects on the environment.

“[S]ustainability is of utmost importance in this twinning. It is a long-term project whose effects should last long after it ends,” Begeot said.

ACAA officials said daily communications with Romanian and French civil authorities will ensure transfer of know-how and information and will help create a sustainable civil aviation workforce.

“The project will help resolve the deficiencies identified earlier by the international aviation controlling agencies [ICAO, EASA] and enable the development of free movement of passengers and goods between Europe and Albania to continue,” Petrit Sulaj, ACAA executive director, told SETimes.

Sulaj said the EU’s reports on implementing Union aviation standards have so far been optimistic.

“But further attempts are required in the fields of safety, management and supervision of the air traffic, airports and air operators,” he added.

In 2010 Albania participated in a similar project with Italy’s civil aviation authority to implement the EU legislative framework, standards and management of its civil aviation security system.

….

 

setimes

TI and the Albanian Mafia: Albanian Agency Turns NGO Funding Into Family Affair

Freitag, April 18th, 2014

Since 23 years: financed from a corruption EU Ambassador: Good bye!!!

Vollkommen von der Albaner Mafia übernommen ist die EU Botschaft in Tirana, wie die Weltbank und EBRD Büros: Das ist normal, denn die IEP Kosovo Miiltär Studie 2007, stellt auf 124 Seiten fest, das im Kosovo auch alle Institutionen sogar die NATO Stäbe von der Albaner Mafia unterwandert sind. Die machen lustig weiter, trotz der Kritik des EU Rechenschafts Hofes

2/5/2014

Die EU – Motor der Korruption in Albanien mit dem Botschafter Ettore Sequi

Ettore Sequi

1/15/2014

Der EU Botschafter in Tirana: Ettore Sequi, als Motor eines kriminelles Enterprise, stiehlt mit Fake Projekten, Phantom Verbänden hohe Millionen Summen

Investigation 17 Apr 14

Albanian Agency Turns NGO Funding Into Family Affair

Former board members and staff of the state agency established to support the civil society sector funded their own NGOs, or those headed by relatives, an investigation can reveal.

Erjona Rusi, Besar Likmeta
BIRN

Tirana

An investigation by Balkan Insight can reveal that four former board members of the Albanian Agency for the Support of Civil Society, AMSHC, awarded grants to five organizations to which they were linked directly or through relatives at the time they were in place.

The five organizations, which received 19.9 million lek (€141,000) in grants from the agency from 2010 to 2013, are the Albanian Youth Council, Transparency International Albania, the Akses Center, UET Center and the Foundation for Economic Freedom.

 

albanian-agency-turns-ngo-funding-into-family-affair

http://vis.occrp.org/Metro/view/3e370489a661b22c61b095db6439737a

Another organization linked to an AMSCH staffer, JEF Albania, also received money from the agency.

Although the sums distributed by AMSHC are significant, many established civil society organizations perceive it as corrupt and shun its calls for proposals, fearing grants will only tarnish their reputations.

Some of the NGOs funded by AMSHC are practically invisible. They lackwebsites and little is known of the projects that they implemented.

“The winning organizations in past calls were all organizations with direct or indirect connections to people inside the agency, who determined the winners,” said Gledis Gjipali, head of the European Movement in Albania, a Tirana based think tank.

“This is an open conflict of interest, which has prompted me not to apply to them,” he added.

Article 6 of the law approved by the Council of Ministers in March 2009 for the organization of AMSHC stipulates that the Agency should “guarantee impartiality during decision-making process and prevent conflicts of interest”.

The same principles are deemed mandatory in the financing procedures for grants in the official regulations of AMSHC, published on its website.

AMSHC director Rudi Bobrati has admitted that organizations headed by board members benefited in the past from grants issued by the agency.

But Bobrati told Balkan Insight that, by law, their presence on the board did not disqualify them from applying for grants.

He maintained that although there were cases of friends and relatives of board members applying for, and receiving grants, their relationship to the board did not influence the selection process.

“The law for the creation and the functioning of the agency does not forbid board members from applying for state funds with their own organizations,” Bobrati said.

“When this happens, they leave the room and do not participate in the voting process,” he added.

In January, all board members that obtained funding for their own organizations were replaced. A new director for the agency is to be nominated.

The new board members that have been nominated already come from the media and from NGOs that are perceived to be close to the ruling Socialist Party, which took power last September after June parliamentary elections.

During the election campaign, the Socialists promised to reform the agency, which they claimed had been used by the previous centre-right government to reward civil society organizations that support their policies.

Some civil society actors now complain that nomination of the new board has also been far from transparent, and the selection process was again politically orchestrated.

Conflict of interests:

According to USAID’s 2012 civil society sustainability index, Albanian NGOs remain financially weak, while the legal environment in which more than 1,600 organizations operate is ambiguous.

Established in December 2009, AMSHC was meant to boost funding for local NGOs at a time when many international donors were pulling out of Albania and the region.

Since issuing its first call for grants in March 2010, the agency has disbursed more than €2.1 million.

AMSHC’s supervisory board, which selects winning applications, is composed of nine members. Five are drawn from civil society and four come from government institutions.

Since the old board was replaced in January 2014, its composition has followed the same model, with five members coming from civil society and four from government institutions.

Board members whose organizations received AMSHC grants between 2010 and 2013 include Lutfi Dervishi, director of Transparency International Albania, TIA, and Henri Cili, founder of the UET Center and the Foundation for Economic Freedom.

Dervishi told Balkan Insight that possible conflicts of interests had made him think twice before joining the board. At the same time, he also argued that Albanian law did not forbid his organization from applying for cash.

Dervishi denied having influenced the decision process, underling that TIA received only one grant from AMSHC, and adding that he had disqualified himself from the vote when the application was being reviewed.

“We are never present at the voting process when one of our organizations was applying for a project,” Dervishi said.

“TIA won only one project, with a minimal amount of money, and plenty of organizations won much more,” he added.

AMSHC records show that TIA received two grants from the agency for a total of 3.79 million lek (€27,000).

Cili, publisher of the daily newspaper MAPO and owner of the European University of Tirana, with whom both his NGOs are associated, declined to comment about the allegations.

The Foundation for Economic Freedom and the UET Center received 4.2 million lek (€30,000) in total from AMSHC…………

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/albanian-agency-turns-ngo-funding-into-family-affair

Nikola Gruevski – Macedonia PM Accused of Bribery Over Bank Sale

Donnerstag, April 17th, 2014

17 Apr 14

Macedonia PM Accused of Bribery Over Bank Sale

Amid a tense election campaign in Macedonia, the main opposition party has claimed that the Prime Minister expedited the sale of bank to a shady Serbian businessman for a hefty bribe.

Sinisa Jakov Marusic
BIRN

Skopje

Macedonian Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski | Photo by: VMRO DPMNE

Macedonia’s opposition Social Democratic Party, SDSM, has accused Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski of selling Makedonska Banka AD to a controversial Serbian businessman, Jovica Stefanovic, known as “Gazda Nini” ["Boss Nini"] for a bribe.

The sale was transacted “through four off-shore and two local companies that were in possession of 51 per cent of the bank’s shares and were under Gruevski’s control”, the SDSM head, Zoran Zaev, claimed on Wednesday.

In January 2004, Nini paid more than €900,000 to the companies’ accounts and made an additional payment of €1.5 million directly to Gruevski, Zaev alleged.

Gruevski who became Prime Minister in 2006 after his VMRO DPMNE party won a general election denied the accusations and said he would file slander charges against Zaev.

Presenting documents of financial transactions as well as legal papers from Macedonia’s Central Bank that approved the sale of the bank’s shares, the SDSM said they contained clear evidence of wrongdoing.

Documents reveal that a total sum of some €900,000 were paid to the accounts of “Sabiko Limited England”, “Archway Engineering Limited England”, “Natural Planet Limited England” and “Silver Universe Limited England” as well as to two companies from Skopje.

“Within a period of four months, most of this money had been withdrawn in cash under Nikola Gruevski’s warrant, for which we also have evidence,” Zaev said.

Zaev said that apart from this sum, which according to the documents was approved by the then bank governor, Ljube Trpeski, Gruevski and Nini arranged for an additional sum of €1.5 million to be “paid illegally in cash directly to Gruevski”.

By combining the official and unofficial sum for the sale of the bank, the opposition party alleges that Gruevski cashed in a total of €2.4 million.

“The way the bank was sold not only broke Macedonian laws but harmed the budget as well,” Zaev said, additionally accusing Gruevski of evading some €225,000 in taxes.

The opposition has in recent months presented various documents that it claims incriminate ruling party officials, but the latest accusation is the first directed personally at Grueveski.

“What is Gruevski’s moral credibility to make spectacles out of arrests, accusations and drastic punishments of people for overdue VAT payments… when he personally received 1.5 million euro in cash from Nini, which directly broke the law and directly damaged the Macedonian budget?” Zaev asked.

Gruevski’s party dismissed the charges.

“Gruevski has never taken any money from anyone. He neither bought nor sold Makedonska Banka,” a press release from VMRO DPMNE read.

The accusations come in the midst of a tense election campaign. On April 27, Macedonians will vote on the second round of the presidential election and in an early general election.

The affair could damage the standing of Gruevski, who is otherwise the clear favourite to win the elections and whose party emphasizes honesty as a key virtue.

Jovica Stefanovic, Nini, is a controversial figure in Serbia. He was arrested in November 2012 on suspicion of causing damage to the pharmaceutical company Srbolek which he helped to buy in 2005. The trial on the case is still ongoing.

He was also involved in the controversial privatization of the Zrenjanin-based pharmaceutical company, Jugoremedija, in September 2002.

The Jugoremedija case is cited as one 24 controversial privatizations that the EU wants Serbia to resolve. http://www.balkaninsight.com

Joshua Rozenberg: Albania’s untouchable judges – They’ll only bribe someone else.

Dienstag, April 8th, 2014

The Problem Nr. 1 the EU Justice Mission: EURALIUS – US Mission OPDAT are corrupt too.

The system of Albanian Ministry of justice!

Justiz Albanien

Albania’s untouchable judges

7 April 2014By Joshua Rozenberg

  • Joshua Rozenberg

Albania wants the UK to help root out corruption in its legal system.

Judges in Albania are untouchable. And British help is needed if corruption is to be forced out. Those were the messages I took away from a two-day visit to Tirana at the end of last month.

I was in Albania as a guest of the Slynn Foundation, which was set up in 1998 to support young lawyers from central and eastern Europe. Named in honour of Gordon Slynn, who was a British judge at Luxembourg before serving as a law lord for 10 years, the foundation was established by George Dobry, now 95, the distinguished Polish-born lawyer and former judge.

Advertisement

Much of my trip was spent watching Sir Henry Brooke, a former appeal judge and vice-chairman of the foundation’s trustees, as he told Albanian lawyers, judges, officials and politicians what was wrong with their legal system and how they could put it right.

Far from resenting what might have looked like a patrician, colonial approach, the Albanians respected Brooke’s judgement – gained during his 12 previous visits to their country – and pressed him for assistance at the highest level. His work is funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, as was my visit. With us were Jonathan Cooper and Martha Spurrier of Doughty Street Chambers, who were giving much-needed training in human rights law to newly appointed judges.

Though European by geography – Albania is just across the Adriatic from Italy and bordered to the east by Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece – the former communist dictatorship is still a long way from its goal of joining the EU. Nicholas Cannon, the British ambassador to Tirana, told me why. ‘There is a perception among the public, and I think the judiciary accept, that there are chronic problems of corruption inside the judiciary in Albania,’ he said.

But why was it in the interests of British taxpayers to strengthen the rule of law in Albania? ‘It fits into our strategic objective of bringing Albania and the other countries of the western Balkans into the EU,’ Cannon told me. ‘But there is also a selfish interest. Weaknesses in the rule of law in Albania – in the police, the judiciary, in the investigation of crime – have a direct effect on the UK. By strengthening the legal institutions of Albania, you can hope to deal with drug traffickers and people traffickers who are having a direct impact on the streets of the United Kingdom.’

One political figure in Tirana recalled being asked for help by a parking attendant who had witnessed a shooting during a fight between two gangs: ‘He called the police; they asked him to attend an identity parade; and he identified the gang leaders. They were prosecuted. At the end of trial, only one person was found guilty. It was the parking attendant — who was convicted of giving false evidence. He was fined thousands of dollars.

‘I told him I would help him appeal,’ the political figure continued. ‘But that was not what he wanted. As he said, “If I am innocent, that makes them guilty. They’ll only bribe someone else.” He just wanted me to make sure his fine would be no more than he earned in two months.’

The main obstacle to reform seems to be Albania’s High Council of Justice, which is responsible for hiring, training, promoting, disciplining and firing judges. Its members include the president of Albania, the justice minister, the chief justice, three non-practising lawyers elected by the national assembly and nine judges elected by the judiciary.

For once, politicians are not the problem. One highly placed observer said that the judges controlled the council and could ensure that corruption remained endemic. He suggested the UK should send in a special prosecutor, presumably with a team of investigators, who could bring corrupt judges to justice.

I put that suggestion to the prime minister of Albania, Edi Rama. He chose not to answer my question directly. ‘I have a very strong belief that people cannot corrupt a good system. A bad system can corrupt people. So we need to build a system and people will accommodate it. Otherwise, if we leave the system as it is, the system will accommodate people in the wrong places.’

Rama acknowledged that corruption was a major problem. The judiciary was acting like a corporation, protecting its own special interests. But, despite his large parliamentary majority, the prime minister admitted he could not reform the judges without international support. ‘The line between a reform that gives the judiciary more space for integrity and taking independence from the judiciary is very thin,’ he told me.

‘To protect this thin line, we need a big coalition of forces, where the EU and our international partners are crucial.’

It looks as if Brooke and his fellow lawyers will be taking many more trips to Tirana.

joshua@rozenberg.net

 http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/albanias-untouchable-judges/5040674.article

Eksperti britanik: KLD-ja mban gjallë korrupsionin

Postuar më: 8 Prill, 2014 tek Lajme Flash

joshua_rozenberg

 Joshua Rozenberg

“Gjyqtarët janë të paprekshëm”, – me këtë titull eksperti i Britanisë së Madhe për Çështjet Juridike, Joshua Rozenberg, përmbledh situatën në sistemin e drejtësisë në Shqipëri, e që sipas tij ka nevojë urgjente për ndryshim. Në punimin që është publikuara në gazetën ligjore të Britanisë së Madhe, Rozenberg thekson se problemi më i madh në vend lidhet me Këshillin e Lartë të Drejtësisë. Sipas Rozenberg është ky këshill, që mban gjallë korrupsionin.

“Pengesa kryesore për reformimin është Kontrolli i Lartë i Drejtësisë. Ky i fundit është përgjegjës për punësimet, promovimin, disiplinimin dhe pushimin nga puna të gjyqtarëve. Këtë radhë, problemi nuk janë politikanët. Një vëzhgues i nivelit të lartë tha se gjyqtarët e kontrollojnë këtë këshill dhe garantojnë që korrupsioni të mbetet në nivele endemike. Ai sugjeron se Britania duhet të dërgojë një prokuror special dhe një ekip hetuesish për të çuar përpara drejtësisë gjyqtarët e korruptuar”.

Eksperti britanik thekson se niveli i lartë i korrupsionit e mban peng vendin tonë sa i takon procesit të integrimit për në Bashkimin Evropian. Joshua Rozenberg shkruan se këto probleme ia ka evidentuar dhe kryeministrit Edi Rama. Ai thotë se Rama pranoi këto probleme në sistemin e drejtësisë. Megjithatë, kreu i qeverisë tha se pavarësisht maxhorancës së madhe parlamentare që disponon, nuk mund të reformojë këtë sistem pa asistencën e ndërkombëtarëve. Rozenberg ka dalë në këto konkluzione pas një vizite në Shqipëri. Gjatë kësaj vizite, ai ka takuar krerët më të lartë të shtetit e të qeverisë, si dhe ka bërë vetë një ekspertizë së sistemit tonë të drejtësisë, me qëllim që të dalë me një paketë konkrete propozimesh, një pjesë e të cilave janë tashmë në tavolinën e kryeministrit Rama. /Vizion Plus

 

To Stupid for everything: the Albaniens Berisha government, all government since 1991.The name of the last Mafia Jusitce Ministry: Nasic Naco, Eduard Halimi, Aldo Bumci und the most criminals: Bujar Nishani, Enkeled Alibeaj. a real club of criminal and idiots.

ECtHR rules against Albania
08/04/2014

ECtHR rules against Albania

The European Court of Human rights has issued ten verdicts that penalize the Albanian government with eight million EUR.

This is about the decisions for returning and compensating the families Karagjozi, Koco, Shehu, Dovrani, Sallabanda, Gogo, Tartari, okaj and Budina, who have sued the Albanian government in the European Court for years.

The lawyer for the Strasbourg issues, Sokol Puto, who represents some of these families, explained some of the procedures that the winning part with follow.

“The complainants must address to the State Attorney and Minister of Finances to follow the execution of this decision. The procedure that is followed in these, is that the government makes the payment by using money from the Reserve Fund”, explained Sokol Puto, lawyer of Strasbourg Cases.

But when should the Albanian government pay the obligation given by the Strasbourg Court?

“The Court’s decision should be executed within three months, or there will be interests”, Puto declared.

There are 379 other cases in Strasbourg for the same reason. The Court has given time to the Albanian government for 60 other cases.

http://www.top-channel.tv/english/artikull.php?id=11500

All this problems, the same as in 2000. All Ministrys and government firms, dont pay electric.

Promoting tourist Albania Minister: “We’re in an energy crisis”
EU: “Energy robberies must stop”. Gjiknuri: “Price increase not affecting families”

Die aktuelle Chaos Justiz Veranstaltung wird von USAID und der OSCE organisiert, nachdem man den EU Botschafter mit seinem korrupten Enterprise abserviert hat.


Irgendeine Organisation des Nonsens hält für Millionen eine Justiz Veranstaltung und von EURALIUS IV hört man Nichts mehr, weil diese EU Justiz Mission, von der Mafia kontrolliert wurde.

Kann Albanien das Militär wieder in Funktion bringen?

Montag, April 7th, 2014

Der Hirnlos Comedy Spruch von NATO Idioten wie Shea aktuell, sagt Alles über den Zustand der NATO. siehe unten

Nachdem Weltweiten Debakel u.a. vom Balkan bis nach Afghanistan, Massen Morden in Libyen, Syrien, Irak mit Kriminellen und Saudi Terroristen, verbreitet die NATO Propaganda der dümmsten Art, weil den Dreck niemand mehr glaubt. Als OK-Reporting bekannt.

Obwohl jeder wusste, das eine Funktion der Albanischen Institutionen, Jahre brauchen wird, wurde schon im Oktober wieder hirnloses Frohlocken über den EU-Kandidaten Status über die NATO Websites verbreitet.

Albanien wird die Militär Gesetze ändern und vor allem 11 Kompetenzen dem Präsidenten wegenehmen und dem Premier Minister zuordnen und ändern. Vor allem sind es die Ernennungen und Beförderungen, wo sämtliche Vorschriften rund um Personal Ernennungen und der Personal Rat ignoriert wurde, im kriminellen Enterprise des Bujar Nishani, einer Peinlichkeit der sich Präsident nennt und der Mafiösen Struktur und dem Clan des Salih Berisha, der auch als Capo der Albaner bei Strafor beschrieben ist, was noch nett ausgedrückt ist.

In der absoluten Pleite Veranstaltung der NATO, das man so ein Land in die NATO ausgenommen hat, Skandalen ohne Ende, will man nun das Militär wieder in Funktion bringen. Lustig wie in einer Comedy Show, war der NATO Vertreter von Albanien in Brüssel, was sehr viel über die NATO auch sagt, denn der Vorgänger Arthur Kuku, war vor über 10 Jahren ein Gross Drogen Schmuggler, weil er Diplomaten Status hatte.

Die Tätigkeit des Selbst ernannten Admirals von Albanien: Kristaq Gerveni, wird zum 31.3.2014 beendet.

Skandali në NATO, Gërveni “vetëgradohet” Admiral. Shtabi i FA: Do marrim masa

1/29/2014

Der selbst ernannte Albanische Admiral Kristaq Gerveni, als NATO Verbindungs Mann in Brüssel

Albania working to improve its military
07/04/2014

Manpower and equipment upgrades are key challenges to improve the country’s military capacity.

By Linda Karadaku for Southeast European Times in Pristina — 07/04/14

photoAlbania Defence Minister Mimi Kodheli inspects a military command post during a training exercise. [Albania Ministry of Defence]

Albania plans to upgrade its military capabilities to enable its armed forces to fulfil the entire spectrum of operational duties as a NATO member, officials said.

The country’s motorised infantry battalion is the main obligation under the capacity required by NATO, said Edlira Prendi, spokesperson for the Albania defence ministry.

“Developing this battalion will be considered a priority by the general staff of the armed forces, and is reflected in all plans for restructuring, modernisation and training for 2014,” Prendi told SETimes.

But Albania, like many NATO member states, faces a difficult choice between a NATO requirement to allocate 2 percent of the GDP to the military as opposed to spending on competing civilian programmes in education, healthcare and unemployment, according to Defence Minister Mimi Kodheli.

The government allocated 1.4 percent of its GDP for the military last year.

“Many of our allies have been affected by the economic crisis,” Kodheli said. “While some of our allies’ economies are recovering, not all are at the same pace of recovery. [We believe] in a fair burden sharing and a reasonable challenge regarding the targets that we will be assigned and accept as part of the NATO defence planning process.”

NATO officials said reforms to provide the right manpower in the face of budget cuts is crucial to successful military modernisation.

Operational commitments such as in Afghanistan, coupled with financial obligations, have made it difficult to find adequate manpower, but the member states have to provide it for the NATO command structure to work, said Alan Mackenzie, head of the financial operations and policy branch at the Supreme Headquarters of Allied Powers Europe.

“That is what we are trying to do, to persuade the nations to fill all the posts 100 percent,” Mackenzie told SETimes.

Albania will implement the necessary reforms aiming to reach the standards of allied countries, Kodheli said.

“We are currently in a programme of upgrading the equipment for our forces while we are seeking to obtain the most capabilities with the available resources,” she said.

Mackenzie said NATO is trying to provide as much equipment as possible, but sometimes it takes time to develop and implement it.

……………..

setimes

Albania fully integrates in NATO

printable version

15 November 2013

Albania finished its NATO integration phase last month and officials said the country now is more capable of expanding its responsibilities in the alliance.

During the integration phase, which typically lasts four to seven years, member countries achieve full participation and understanding of NATO’s processes and standard procedures in decision-making and procurement.

Albania became a NATO member in 2009 and achieved its integration objectives in four years, signing a declaration with NATO to that effect on October 25th in Tirana.

In the integration period, Albania disposed of excess munitions, restructured its headquarters, implemented professional force development, published a strategic defence review and accompanying documents, made operational a new human resource management system and engaged in the international mission in Afghanistan.

Albania is now more capable to take responsibilities in the alliance within the required defence resources, infrastructural capacities and the supporting capacities as a host country, said Defence Minister Mimi Kodheli.

……………..

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/158560/albania-fully-integrates-in-nato.html

Die Zerstörung der Albanischen Marine, durch Arben Imani und die Salih Berisha Mafia

Idioten Spruch des Tages der NATO Verantwortlichen, nur weil die Polizei auf dem Wege ist der Besserung und ansonsten Chaos herrscht. Wenn Alles nur ein Chaos war, inklusive Geheimniss Verrat, kommen jetzt solche Sprüche, welche Nichts mit der Realität zutun haben.

NATO Treibstoff Versorung mit dem Albanischen Gangster H. Elizaj in Albanien, in Griechenland mit dem Super Gangster Spiro Latsis, Milliardär, Partner der Deutschen Betrugs Bank: Deutsche Bank und anderen Welt Gangstern.

Die aktuellen Skandal Urteile um Millionen schweren Öl Export und Steuer Betrug mit dem Gangster H.Elizaj, und das Urteil um Gift Chemie Etnsorgung, oder eine korrutpe Richter und Staatsanwalt Familie in Durres sprechen für sich.

Das Albanische Justiz System, kann man so erklären, weil es sowas gar nicht gibt. Eine Show Spiel Truppe, die sich die Posten in kriminellen Regierungen zusammen gekauft hatte, wobei es früher durchaus in Funktion war, bis eben erneut Salih Berisha kam.
Justiz Albanien
Justiz auf Albanisch

Viele Fragen gibt es zu den EU und USA Aktivitäten, welche das kriminelle Enterprise, der Null Funktion mit der von der Mafia unterwanderten OSCE, Weltbank und Co. geschaffen haben. Vor allem weil man die Dezentralisierung nicht stoppte, obwohl das Desaster vor 10 Jahren schon bekannt war und in kleinen Staaten nicht sinnvoll sein kann.

Das Albanische Volk: “Die Troika hat für Chaos und Null Justiz: Schuld”

EU Debakel: Die Albanische Regierung erklärt die Dezentraliserung als vollkommen gescheitert

11/18/2013

EU-Kandidaten Status?!: Das Justiz Reform Theater in Albanien und Nichts passiert

Shea: Albania, a useful country for NATO
05/04/2014

 

Shea: Albania, a useful country for NATO

Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General of NATO, says that Albania is a safe an useful country of the Northern Atlantic Alliance.

In an interview for Top Channel, he says that the country has made visible progress in the area of reforms, and NATO advises Albania to develop the defense and the army’s specialized abilities, while for the others it will have the Alliance’s support.

Jamie Shea: Albania is not an unsafe country anymore and we all know this. It is a useful country for collective defense and solidarity, and reminds us, especially now with the Russian situation in Crimea, that the basic duty of NATO stands first of all on values and safety. Secondly, it keeps us focused on the Balkans. After 1999, NATO moved from Kosovo to Afghanistan, Libya and areas outside Europe. Albania reminds us that now we have peace in the former Yugoslavia, but there are still many works that have not been completed, such as the reconciliation and stability issue in Kosovo, the future enlargement of NATO with three candidate countries, reinforcing cooperation with Serbia, etc…

http://top-channel.tv/english/artikull.php?id=11481&ref=fp

Laws not to blame for corruption

The former Prosecutor General, Arben Rakipi, declared that for stopping the judiciary corruption we don’t need to change the laws, but judges. For him, the problem with the judiciary corruption comes from them and the lawmakers should pay attention to their integrity, not to the legal amends.

Fazit: was soll sich in 2 Monaten denn geändert haben, wenn man keine qualifizierten Richter und Staatsanwälte hat, nicht einmal einen seriösen Präsidenten.
US Department of State Report: Die Albanische Justiz existiert nicht, mit Richtern und Staatsanwälte, die keine Gesetze kennen

 

NATO Produkte im Balkan: Partner von Kriminellen, Mördern, Terroristen, Frauen Händlern, Drogen Bossen, Zerstörer der Wirtschaft und Förderung von jedem Verbrecher der nur sprechen kann.

Verschleppt und verkauft

Boris Kanzleiter 07.05.2002
Auf dem Balkan boomen Frauenhandel und Prostitution, NATO-Soldaten und Mitarbeiter internationaler Organisationen sind nicht nur Klienten, sondern selbst in den Handel verstrickt

Mehr als 200.000 Frauen und Mädchen aus Ost- und Südosteuropa, manche erst 14 Jahre alt, werden jedes Jahr in die Prostitution gezwungen. Insbesondere in den Balkanstaaten, wo über 60.000 NATO-Soldaten stationiert sind, werden sie unter unmenschlichen Bedingungen ausgebeutet. Tausende Frauen werden von den Händlern aber auch nach Westeuropa, in den Mittleren Osten und die USA verkauft. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt eine diese Woche ausgestrahlte Dokumentation des US-amerikanischen Fernsehsenders MSNBC, für die ein Team mit dem langjährigen New York Times Balkankorrespondenten David Binder vier Monate lang recherchiert hat.

…………………………..

http://www.heise.de/tp/deutsch/inhalt/co/12492/1.html

 

Aide to Greece’s PM resigns over Samaras accusations – Video zwingt Samaras-Berater zum Rücktritt

Freitag, April 4th, 2014

Griechenland: Video zwingt Samaras-Berater zum Rücktritt
02/04 23:30 CET

Ein Video hat einen der engsten Berater des griechischen Ministerpräsidenten Antonis Samaras zum Rücktritt gezwungen. Panagiotis Baltakos ist darauf offenbar im Gespräch mit Ilias Kasidiaris, dem Sprecher der rechtsextremen Partei “Goldene Morgenröte” zu sehen. Baltakos behauptete in dem Video, dass die Verhaftung von Mitgliedern der Partei ohne Beweise erfolgte. Er soll in dem Video ebenfalls behauptet haben, Samaras konservative Partei wolle mit dem Vorgehen gegen die Rechtsextremen verhindern, dass Wähler abwandern. Der Ministerpräsident zeigte sich entsetzt über das Verhalten seines Mitarbeiters.

Kasidiaris zeigte das Video im Parlament. Es sei das Eingeständnis eines der wichtigsten Regierungsbeamten, dass die juristische Verfolgung der Goldenen Morgenröte ein Befehl war, so der Politiker.

Justizminister Charalambos Athanasiou bestritt die Vorwürfe: “Es gab keine politische Einflussnahme. Wenn es die gegeben hätte, dann wären Herr Kasidiaris und seine Parteikollegen wohl kaum während des Verfahrens freigelassen worden.”

Das Video wurde zu einem Zeitpunkt veröffentlicht, an dem die Umfragewerte der rechtsextremen Partei in Folge der Verhaftungen der Parteispitze sinken, erklärte euronews-Korrespondent Stamatis Giannisis. “Ob und welche politischen Konsequenzen die Veröffentlichung wirklich hat, wird sich in weniger als zwei Monaten zeigen, wenn in Griechenland neben den Europa-, auch Kommunal- und Regionalwahlen anstehen”, so Giannisis. … http://de.euronews.com/2014/04/02/griechenland-video-zwingt-samaras-berater-zum-ruecktritt/

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Aide to Greece’s PM resigns over Samaras accusations

Panayiotis Baltakos in parliament in Athens, December 2013 Panayiotis Baltakos in parliament last year

Continue reading the main story

Related Stories

A top aide to Greek PM Antonis Samaras has resigned over a videotape in which he appears to accuse his boss of influencing a criminal investigation.

In the video, Panayiotis Baltakos is seen speaking to a spokesman for the far-right Golden Dawn party about the arrest of its leaders in September.
Golden Dawn accuses the conservative-led coalition government of persecuting it for political reasons.
A government minister rejected the accusation as a fantasy.
The latest developments are at the very least an embarrassment for the government but will also be seen as further evidence that Greece’s judiciary is not independent and that the case against Golden Dawn is on shaky ground, the BBC’s Mark Lowen reports from Athens.
Since coming to power at the head of a broad coalition government in June 2012, Mr Samaras has been credited with putting the debt-ridden eurozone country on the track to economic recovery.
It is now forecast to exit six years of recession this year, its deficit has been wiped out – save for interest on the bailout – and Athens is preparing a return to the markets for the first time since 2010.
‘No evidence’ At the last general election, in June 2012, Golden Dawn won 7% of the vote to 30% for Mr Samaras’s New Democracy party.
Golden Dawn’s spokesman, Ilias Kasidiaris, was among seven party MPs arrested in September, charged with being part of a criminal group.

Golden Dawn supporters in Athens, October 2013 Golden Dawn supporters in Athens last year

Mr Kasidiaris, who was subsequently released, was in parliament on Wednesday to challenge a move to lift immunity from prosecution for himself and a further four other Golden Dawn MPs.
In the event, all five MPs were stripped of their immunity. They may now be arrested or questioned on suspicion of being part of a criminal group.
Arguing his case that Golden Dawn was being victimised for political reasons, Mr Kasidiaris released the tape of his conversation with Mr Baltakos.
In the recording, Mr Baltakos can be heard saying that Golden Dawn’s leaders were put in jail at the request of government ministers.
Mr Baltakos can also be heard saying that the authorities did not have evidence against Golden Dawn.
Announcing his resignation, Mr Baltakos issued an apology in which he said that his comments had only been intended to appease Golden Dawn officials who had accused him of conspiring against them.
Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias, who also figures in the conversation on the tape, said the accusations against the government were “figments of the sick imagination” of Mr Baltakos.
Justice Minister Haralambos Athanassiou also denied any effort to influence the investigation.
The crackdown on Golden Dawn in September followed the murder of a leftist rapper, Pavlos Fyssas, allegedly by a Golden Dawn member. Two members of the party were killed and a third wounded in a drive-by shooting outside the party’s offices in an Athens suburb in November.
If the case against Golden Dawn’s leaders were to collapse, the backlash against the government would be substantial and Golden Dawn’s support would almost certainly soar yet further, our correspondent says.

Organized Crime Figure “Pisateli The Writer” Arrested In Moldova

Mittwoch, April 2nd, 2014

Organized Crime Figure “Pisateli The Writer” Arrested In Moldova

Ion Anton Druta

Organized crime boss Ion Anton Druta, known as “Vanea” or “Pisateli The Writer” was arrested July 12 in Chisinau by the National Inspector of Investigations of the Republic of Moldova. According to state Police Chief Ion Bodrug, police had monitored Druta for a long time and arrested him the moment he tried to flee. This was immediately after the Chisinau Appeals…

Buried In The Woods

Proca was arrestedThe three assassinations that Robert Gîrleanu is charged with were committed in 2000 in the Ialoveni region in the Republic of Moldova. The victims were three Moldovan luxury car thiefs: Ilie Buruiană, Mihai Guzun and Andrei Plămădeală. They were kidnapped, tortured, and then executed with a semi-automatic pistol. Their bodies were burnt and buried in the woods. It took 9 …

Read full story

The Black Banker’s Wars

Vitalie ProcaGherman Gorbuntsov, aka “The Black Banker” owned a controlling interest in the Moldovan bank, Universalbank from 2008 to mid 2011. In August, 2011, 78 per cent of Universalbank shares were traded on the Moldovan stock exchange. The trades were a surprise to Gorbuntsov who immediately organized a press conference saying that he was the victim of a “raider attack”- a hostile takeover of his company based on…

Read full story

A Murderer’s Trail

Vitalie ProcaIn November of 2012, a Mercedes pulled up to a home not far from downtown Bucharest, the capital of Romania. As the young driver got out of his car, a thin, blonde man in his early 30s emerged from the shadows and fired a dozen bullets from a Kalashnikov rifle into his chest and head. In an eerily similar scene, six months earlier in London, the same blonde man fired six bullets from a Makarov semi-automatic pistol into a Moldovan-Russian banker as he exited a London taxi near his apartment. As he left, he quietly dropped the gun. Both attacks were classic organized crime hits by a…

Read full story

Croatia: Anti-Corruption Authorities Indict Hungarian CEO for Bribery: Zsolt Hernádi

Mittwoch, April 2nd, 2014

Logo
Rechtsform Aktiengesellschaft
ISIN HU0000068952
Gründung 1991
Sitz Ungarn Ungarn, Budapest
Leitung Zsolt Hernádi, CEO
György Mosonyi, GCEO
Branche Erdöl & Erdgas
Website www.molgroup.hu

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOL

Croatia: Anti-Corruption Authorities Indict Hungarian CEO for Bribery

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 13:22
Hungarian MOL Shareholder Sues CEO Hernádi

Croatia’s agency to fight corruption and organized crime, USKOK, has charged Zsolt Hernádi, the chief executive of the Hungarian oil company MOL, with bribery.

The indictment, which was handed up on Sunday, says that the CEO paid former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader more than US$ 13 million in bribes from 2008-2009 so MOL could gain control of INA, Croatia’s oil and gas firm.

Sanader

Former Prime Minister of Croatia, Ivo Sanader

The Hungarian company says the charges are politically motivated, reports the Wall Street Journal, and says it isn’t “aware of any [formal] criminal charges.”

The company has acknowledged press reports around the case, however, and said that Hernádi has proved his innocence to the MOL board’s “full satisfaction.”

Relations between Croatia and MOL “have been strained for several years and they are now engaged in talks,” says Reuters.

According to Reuters, MOL said it was ready to sell its stake in INA if no deal could be reached.  The Hungarian firm is the largest stakeholder in INA, owning almost 50 percent of shares. The Croatian government has close to a 45 percent stake.

Sanader has already been found guilty of accepting the bribes while in office. In 2012, Croatian courts sentenced him to 10 years in prison.

Last month Sanader was sentenced to nine years in jail in an unrelated case for siphoning more than US$ 12 million of state money for his political party, HDZ.

He is the highest-ranking former official ever tried in Croatia, which joined the European Union in July.

 

https://reportingproject.net/occrp/index.php/en/ccwatch/cc-watch-briefs/2401-croatia-anti-corruption-authorities-indict-hungarian-ceo-for-bribery

Albanian Drug Ring Busted in Brooklyn, NY

Sonntag, März 30th, 2014

Albanian Drug Ring Busted in Brooklyn, NY

What about the US senators, congressmen and presidential candidates who were the beneficiaries of Albanian crime syndicates?

According to the AP, “A ruthless syndicate of ethnic Albanians in the United States, Canada and Europe orchestrated a multimillion drug-dealing scheme spanning a decade, at times hiding shipments of cocaine in luxury cars and using gunplay and other violence to protect its turf” [...]

 

  • The Latest Ignored News
  • KLOsovar Thugs Infuriated Germany
  • The Blood Trail Leads to Kouchner
  • Albanian Monster Mafia Grows Stronger
  • Meet Western Allies: Albanian KLA/UCK
  • Maria Lina Veca: KLA Defeated European Civilization and Democracy
  • Shameless Liars, Thieves and Thugs — Please Keep Them
  • Germany to Stop Financing Fake State of Kosovo

    Dec 1st, 2008 | By | In Current, Earlier, Kosovo-Metohija Crisis

    German Cancellor and The Snake
    Did The Snake finally bite the wrong hand? Hashim Thaci, called The Snake by his friends, and German Chancellor Merkel. Mrs. Merkel’s cabinet recognized the fake state on the territory of Serbia on February 20 this year, three days after Thaci’s separatists declared independence.

    Germany Considers Revoking Funds Promised to the Mafiosi Holding Kosovo Province under Siege

    Far from petering out after the Friday release of three BND agents who were arrested on bogus charges by the Albanian separatists in Pristina on November 19th, German shock and outrage by the Kosovo Albanian arrogance appears to have reached a point of boiling over.

    According to the Welt am Sonntag, German government has since Friday been seriously considering freezing aid it has already promised to the fake state which it helped form on the territory of Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija.

    Although a final decision has not been reached yet, German weekly reports that concrete suggestions have been made about cutting aid in specific areas, with defense being the main sector under consideration.

    Such a step would certainly hurt Albanian separatists in Pristina, given that Germany is the second largest donor country after the United States. Since 1999, Germany has given €280 million to the Kosovo province provisional government and it has promised another €100 million for the years 2009 and 2010. The weekly concludes that “given his actions in the BND affair, Hashim Thaci will have to deal with such consequences”.

    Indeed, given that it was immediately clear three German officials had no connection whatsoever to the trumped up charges against them, and that they were still taken to prison, where they were kept for ten days, the Thaci gang’s act is more akin to kidnapping than to a simulation of a legal procedure.

    Thaci’s Motives for Kidnapping Three Germans: Revenge for Prior Reports and Preventing the Future Ones

    Similarly to the other German papers, daily Die Welt reported that revenge is widely believed to be the main reason Kosovo Albanian war criminal Hashim Thaci had resorted to arresting the three German officials, in attempts to humiliate Germany. The reason cited is a “67-page long, hard-hitting analysis by the BND about organized crime in Kosovo and a confidential report contracted by the German military, the Bundeswehr”.

    German agent taken over
    One of the three German agents kidnapped by Thaci’s thugs, at the time he was taken over by the German official. Friday, November 28, 2008, Pristina, Kosovo and Metohija province, Serbia

    According to Die Welt, both of these intelligence reports accuse Thaci, Ramush Haradinaj — another Kosovo Albanian war criminal who was indicted by the Hague — and the Albanian MP Xhavit Haliti of “far-reaching involvement in organized crime”.

    The daily quotes from the BND report: “The key players (including Haliti, Haradinaj, and Thaci) are intimately involved in inter-linkages between politics, business, and organized crime structures in Kosovo.” According to the report, Thaci was one of the leaders of a “criminal network operating throughout Kosovo” since the end of the 1990s. At that time he was a co-founder of the terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA or UCK in Albanian), and was placed by the former American State Secretary Madeleine Albright at the helm of the Albanian delegation at the 1999 sham-conference at Rambouillet near Paris, used to set the Serbian side up ahead of the planned NATO aggression.

    The BND report also accused Thaci of ordering killings through the professional hit man ‘Afrimi’, who is allegedly responsible for at least 11 contract murders on Thachi’s and Haliti’s behalf.

    According to the BND report, another Kosovo Albanian butcher Ramush Haradinaj is seen as a protégé of the United States, just like Thaci. BND agents determined he was involved “in the full spectrum of criminal, political and military activities.” A report of the United Nations’ intelligence service CIU is also mentioned, revealing that CIA protects the leading Albanian war criminals in the southern Serbian province of Kosovo, and citing the occasion when the two CIA agents shielded Haradinaj from interrogation by taking him to a US military base with an Italian Army helicopter.

    Die Welt reminds that Haradinaj had to step down from the post of a provisional prime minister given to him by the American functionaries in the UNMIK and NATO [KFOR], only after he was indicted of the war crimes, crimes against humanity, rapes and murders by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague. He was acquitted in April 2008, due to “lack of evidence”, after nine eyewitnesses who were scheduled to testify for the prosecution were killed.

    Focus magazine, however, goes further, claiming that the immediate reason for Thaci’s kidnapping of the three Germans was to confiscate their notes which contained detailed information about the contacts of the “ruling clique” with mafia.

    Focus adds that the three BND agents have collected new information about Hashim Thaci’s crimes and criminal dealings, without specifying the nature of the crimes in question.

Die Serbische Telekom Ministerin Jasna Matić wurde verhaftet – in Deutschland gibt es keine Justiz für korrupte Minister

Mittwoch, März 26th, 2014

Wie der Visa Skandal zeigte, ebenso der Europarat GRECO Bericht Deutschland die Justiz kritisiert, weil Bestechung für Politiker usw.. straffrei ist. zeigt Deutschland das es im abseits in Europa und in der Welt steht. In vielen Balkan Ländern, wurden sogar Ex-Premier Minister verhaftet, verurteilt wegen Bestechlichkeit und etliche Minister. In Deutschland macht man mit der Auslands Bestechungs, Kick Back Geschäften rund um Lobby Wirtschafts Vereine recht munter weiter und mit kriminellen Partner vor Ort.

Gegen die Deutsche Telekom deren Ungarische Tochter wurde, wegen Bestechung in Montenegro ein SEC Verfahren eingeleitet.

Lehrmeister Deutschland: Korruption im Krankenhaus Wesen in Griechenland

 

US offer evidence of corruption in the privatization of Montenegro Telekom

By   /   20/03/2014  /   No Comments

telecom montenegro 

By Adnan Prekic – Podgorica

The U.S. Commission of Security found evidence of bribery in the privatization of Montenegrin Telekom, said in a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica. The US embassy today called on the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation and bring those who are guilty in this case to justice. Cases of corruption during the sale of the Montenegrin national telecommunications company were unveiled in the US when the Hungarian Telekom shares were listed on the American Stock Exchange.

The corruption scandal regarding the sale of the Montenegrin Telecom to a company from Hungary, which operates under the corporate T-Mobile, opened two years ago. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of value, while controlling shares listed on the Stock Exchange has found irregularities in the transaction. The former directors of Hungarian Telekom in 2005 had been accused of bribing several Montenegrin officials with 7.35 million Euros. In this report, apart from the Montenegrin officials also accused was – “the sister of a senior official who is practicing law.” Based on that description, all in Montenegro then recognized Anu Kolarević, sister of the current Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic.

The judicial process in the United States that opened in late 2011 ended very  fast, after the Hungarian Telekom namely its owner Deutsche Telekom, agreed to pay a settlement of 95 million dollars to close the case. Cases of corruption during the sale of state-owned telecommunications company then opened a large debate in Montenegro. Montenegrin prosecutor’s office had opened proceedings in January 2012 and the United States provided them with complete documentation on the case. However, the indictment did not occur and the whole case still remained in a standstill.

The fact that the United States have evidence of corruption related to the purchase of Montenegrin Telecom, was announced over the country’s embassy in Podgorica. The embassy was informed that security control identified corrupt practices in the sale of the Montenegrin and FYR Macedonian Telecom, but because of rationality in the process they will not deal with these cases related to Montenegro. The Commission for Securities and Stock Exchange have come up with evidence of bribery in Montenegro, as specified in the announcement of the Embassy. The U.S. Embassy urges the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation and bring to justice those who are guilty in this case, said the Embassy.

U.S. investigating authorities have received information that the three directors of Hungarian Telekom, in order to get two-thirds stake in the Montenegrin Telekom on the basis of four fake consulting contracts, bribed several Montenegrin officials as well as the “sister of a senior official who is practicing law.”

- See more at: http://www.balkaneu.com/offer-evidence-corruption-privatization-montenegro-telekom/#sthash.07VJAgfO.dpuf

Crime | March 26, 2014 | 10:00
Former minister arrested in corruption case
Source: B92, Tanjug, Večernje novosti

BELGRADE — Former Minister of Telecommunications Jasna Matić was arrested on Wednesday morning, it has been confirmed.

Jasna Matić (Tanjug, file)
Jasna Matić (Tanjug, file)

Beside serving in the cabinet of Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković, she was previously at the helm of the Serbia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SIEPA).

Matić is suspected of illegal activities while at the agency. Three other former SIEPA chiefs – Božidar Laganin, Vesna Perić, and Bojan Janković – have also been detained on suspicion that they abused their official position.

The police said on Wednesday that the four are suspected of concluding 1,339 fake authorship contracts from 2006 until 2013, thus incurring RSD 119 million damage to the budget, and enabling other persons to illegally gain a further RSD 91 million.

The contracts were signed with persons already employed by SIEPA and concerned work that was already part of their job description. This practice was in violation of several laws, it has been announced.  http://www.b92.net/eng/news/crimes.php?yyyy=2014&mm=03&dd=26&nav_id=89775

The Slovenian Prosecutors’ office has indicted Anuška Delić

Slovenia: Journalist Accused of Leaking Intelligence Agency Secrets
The Slovenian Prosecutors’ office has indicted Anuška Delić, an OCCRP partner and journalist for
Slovenia: Journalist Accused of Leaking Intelligence Agency Secrets

Thursday, 27 February 2014 14:55
E-mail Print PDF

The Slovenian Prosecutors’ office has indicted Anuška Delić, an OCCRP partner and journalist for the Slovenian newspaper Delo, for allegedly publishing classified secrets.
If Delić is found guilty of violating the second paragraph of article 260 of the Slovenian Criminal Code, which pertains to classified information, she could face up to three years in prison.
Delo reports that the case was filed in the district court on April 2013, but is still being examined by the presiding judge nearly a year later.

670x420_anuskaDelic_uho

Delo Journalist Anuška Delić. Photo Uroš Hočevar/Delo

Delić says that the investigation was initiated by the Slovene Intelligence and Security Agency (SOVA) as retaliation for her investigative work.
During the 2011 parliamentary campaign, Delić wrote about links between the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), led by former Prime Minister Janez Janša, and extremist groups, specifically the Slovenian division of the neo-Nazi “Blood and Honor” group.
Delić said, “This process is – at least in the part it pertains to me – clearly politically motivated, in other words, it is a retaliatory measure for my disclosure of the dark side of a big political party and for our courage in publishing this during the election campaign.”
Delić believes she has been accused because authorities “wish to identify my sources and aim to curtail freedom of media and journalists’ work.” She added that she would go to jail if need be rather than reveal her sources.
Drew Sullivan, editor of OCCRP, condemned the indictment, saying the charge is one “commonly used by governments to punish journalists.”
Janša, who was serving a second term as prime minster in 2013, lost his position in an unrelated case, BBC reports, following accusations of corruption and bribery.