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Die kriminellen Mafia Umtriebe des US Botschafters in Mazedonien: Jess Baily mit Georg Soros, Kriminellen und Terroristen werden untersucht

Aktiv dabei wie immer Steinmeier, die Deutsche und EU Botschaft und die als „Himmler“ bekannten Terroristen und Mord Financiers der Britten.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 Albania’s PM Edi Rama, Soros, US Ambassador part of Drug Trafficking Ring

US Office of Inspector General joins Investigation on Jess Baily and US Embassy
Monday, 20 February 2017
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Multiple investigations have been launched to review the work of the US Embassy in Macedonia, and new ones seem to be added almost on weekly basis.

Apart from the ongoing investigations, another two were added, one from the Office of the Inspector General, according to GOP Congressman Trent Franks.

„This is the next step, we have already held preliminary discussions with the OIG as well as the Accounting division to investigate what happened to the funds that were sent to assist in the promotion of human rights, and we have numerous indications the money ended up with organizations connected to George Soros which is completely the opposite of what the money were intended for and this needs to be investigated“ says Franks in an interview with Macedonian TV (MTV).

The OIG Office has a specific division for investigating how USAid money are spent.

This is certainly not good news for Jess Baily, the US Ambassador could end up in jail considering majority of the USAid funds ended up directly in George Soros hands and his „Open Society“ Foundation.  The rest ended up in the hands of leftist activists, leftist media, and everything else tied to the ideology of the left.

Corruption EU Mafia in Tirana: Fraud, Drugs, money laundering: the case of alleged corruption with EU funds

Nr. ! for money laudering: Romana Vlahutin, payed by Georg Soros Mafia, Drug Barons and Fraud criminals

Monday, February 13, 2017

The powerful allies of Edi Rama

From left to right EU Ambassador to Albania Romana Vlahutin, PM of Albania Edi Rama and US Ambassador to Albania Donald Lu

AUTHOR
Kassandra
By Kassandra Legendary EU insider, uncovering the deepest and darkest realities of EU governance and administration

PUBLISHED 07:52 FEBRUARY 13, 2017UPDATED 07:52 FEBRUARY 13, 2017
The powerful allies of Edi Rama

By Kassandra
Legendary EU insider, uncovering the deepest and darkest realities of EU governance and administration

Following our reporting last week on the case of alleged corruption with EU funds, we expanded our investigation, discovering very strange and interesting details regarding what is going on in Albania.

Albania has had a long and painful democratisation process since the communist regime collapsed around twenty-five years ago.

Despite the wounds inflicted on the country by the toughest totalitarian regime in Europe, Albania did manage relatively well in its efforts to become a modern democratic state.

The pluralistic political system works and democratically elected Parliament votes the laws. Civil and human rights are officially respected.

Just for that, it is a member of NATO, the only other country after Turkey with a Muslim majority. It is also a candidate for membership into the European Union.

But the good news ends here!

Monday, February 13, 2017

The powerful allies of Edi Rama

From left to right EU Ambassador to Albania Romana Vlahutin, PM of Albania Edi Rama and US Ambassador to Albania Donald Lu

AUTHOR
Kassandra
By Kassandra Legendary EU insider, uncovering the deepest and darkest realities of EU governance and administration

PUBLISHED 07:52 FEBRUARY 13, 2017UPDATED 07:52 FEBRUARY 13, 2017
The powerful allies of Edi Rama

By Kassandra
Legendary EU insider, uncovering the deepest and darkest realities of EU governance and administration

Following our reporting last week on the case of alleged corruption with EU funds, we expanded our investigation, discovering very strange and interesting details regarding what is going on in Albania.

Albania has had a long and painful democratisation process since the communist regime collapsed around twenty-five years ago.

Despite the wounds inflicted on the country by the toughest totalitarian regime in Europe, Albania did manage relatively well in its efforts to become a modern democratic state.

The pluralistic political system works and democratically elected Parliament votes the laws. Civil and human rights are officially respected.

Just for that, it is a member of NATO, the only other country after Turkey with a Muslim majority. It is also a candidate for membership into the European Union.

But the good news ends here!

The ruling Socialist party of Edi Rama is accused of high corruption and of dealing with drug traffickers. The party is also accused of using undemocratic methods to remain in power. Recently the controversial reform of the judicial system was voted unanimously in the Parliament after tough resistance by the opposition parties concerned with the consequences for the field of justice.

According to two articles published in The Huffington Post and The Washington Times as well as several other sources, it appears there is a concerted effort in Albania by specific interests to support the current Prime Minister Edi Rama in the next general elections of June 2017.

It is not a secret that Rama’s government uses the valued advice of the Open Society Foundation. What is more is that it seems a questionable cooperation is established between the government and the US Ambassador in the country Donald Lu.

The government of Edi Rama is accused of dark relations with drug traffickers. The Albanian Justice services have opened an investigation, which the ruling party wants to stop.

Since there is a considerable number of judges attempting to resist and carry out their function, the Government’s efforts to block or deviate the investigation had failed so far.

At that point the US Ambassador entered the game!

With a sweeping movement he revoked the non-immigrant visa for approximately 70 judges and prosecutors, all of them supposedly close to the main opposition Democratic party.

The official explanation of the Embassy was that the officials are no longer qualified for an American visa. It is interesting, however, that none of the judges and prosecutors close to the Socialist party having a US visa have experienced the same issue.

The US Ambassador’s interference didn’t stop here. He openly accused the General Prosecutor Adriatik Llalla of obstructing judicial reform. According to a letter the General Prosecutor sent to the President of the Republic and the President of the Parliament, the American Ambassador threatened him with ‘personal and institutional consequences’. ‘

It is really strange that both EU and US ambassadors in Tirana, Romana Vlahutin and Donald Lu, are being silent when it comes to drug plantations, trafficking and corruption.

Are the alleged suspicions of Soros being the link between the government and these ambassadors true? It is not a secret that Romana Vlahutin’s husband is also in the board to Soros’ foundation in Bosnia while being also active in campaigning against Donald Trump; reportedly, Soros has also benefited from EU and governmental tenders in Albania.

Several foreign diplomats in Tirana, (speaking on the condition of anonymity to NE) express dissatisfaction with Romana Vlahutin siting lack of transparency in the management of EU funds allocated and spent in Albania.

The good news in this entire situation is that the Euralius (European Assistance Mission to the Albanian Justice System) chief of staff in Albania has been recently moved from his position and returned home after having made a “mistake” in the translation of the Vetting law.

If that “mistake” wouldn’t have been reported by the opposition, and its leader Lulzim Basha, the international community would have had endorsed the implementation of the reform of the judicial system in a way that would have granted Edi Rama absolute power.

Yet, there is still hope.

. The party is also accused of using undemocratic methods to remain in power. Recently the controversial reform of the judicial system was voted unanimously in the Parliament after tough resistance by the opposition parties concerned with the consequences for the field of justice.

According to two articles published in The Huffington Post and The Washington Times as well as several other sources, it appears there is a concerted effort in Albania by specific interests to support the current Prime Minister Edi Rama in the next general elections of June 2017.

It is not a secret that Rama’s government uses the valued advice of the Open Society Foundation. What is more is that it seems a questionable cooperation is established between the government and the US Ambassador in the country Donald Lu.

The government of Edi Rama is accused of dark relations with drug traffickers. The Albanian Justice services have opened an investigation, which the ruling party wants to stop.

Since there is a considerable number of judges attempting to resist and carry out their function, the Government’s efforts to block or deviate the investigation had failed so far.

At that point the US Ambassador entered the game!

With a sweeping movement he revoked the non-immigrant visa for approximately 70 judges and prosecutors, all of them supposedly close to the main opposition Democratic party.

The official explanation of the Embassy was that the officials are no longer qualified for an American visa. It is interesting, however, that none of the judges and prosecutors close to the Socialist party having a US visa have experienced the same issue.

The US Ambassador’s interference didn’t stop here. He openly accused the General Prosecutor Adriatik Llalla of obstructing judicial reform. According to a letter the General Prosecutor sent to the President of the Republic and the President of the Parliament, the American Ambassador threatened him with ‘personal and institutional consequences’. ‘

It is really strange that both EU and US ambassadors in Tirana, Romana Vlahutin and Donald Lu, are being silent when it comes to drug plantations, trafficking and corruption.

Are the alleged suspicions of Soros being the link between the government and these ambassadors true? It is not a secret that Romana Vlahutin’s husband is also in the board to Soros’ foundation in Bosnia while being also active in campaigning against Donald Trump; reportedly, Soros has also benefited from EU and governmental tenders in Albania.

Several foreign diplomats in Tirana, (speaking on the condition of anonymity to NE) express dissatisfaction with Romana Vlahutin siting lack of transparency in the management of EU funds allocated and spent in Albania.

The good news in this entire situation is that the Euralius (European Assistance Mission to the Albanian Justice System) chief of staff in Albania has been recently moved from his position and returned home after having made a “mistake” in the translation of the Vetting law.

If that “mistake” wouldn’t have been reported by the opposition, and its leader Lulzim Basha, the international community would have had endorsed the implementation of the reform of the judicial system in a way that would have granted Edi Rama absolute power.

Yet, there is still hope.

17 Jahre unterwanderte EU Mafia und Botschaft des Betruges in Tirana, wo man Alles kaufen kann

HDZ Mafia in Tirana with EU Ambassador: Romana Vlahutin: Overcharged or corrupted?

Mafia Government Albania: US Embassy, Albanian Prosecutor Row Over Judicial Reform
NATO Mafia State: Albania: On the verge of state bankruptcy

EU Ambassador Romana Vlahutin visits Vlora. Jan. 31, 2017. Source: RTSh.

Protests in Romania against the anticorruption law.

Breaking: EU Won’t Open Accession Negotiations with Albania

Breaking: EU Won’t Open Accession Negotiations with AlbaniaEU Foreign Ministers meeting.

Today a draft report (PDF) of the conclusions of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union confirmed that Albania has to fulfill five conditions before the EU will decide to open accession negotiations:

  1. Implementation of the judicial reform and the vetting law;
  2. Fight against corruption, especially high-level corruption;
  3. Fight against organized crime, especially cannabis cultivation and trafficking;
  4. Implementation of the decriminalization law;
  5. Electoral reform according to OSCE-ODIHR recommendations and free and fair elections.

As such, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs affirmed the same conditions mentioned a few weeks ago by Chairman of the EU Affairs Commission of the Bundestag Gunther Krichbaum and German Chancellor Angela Merkel…… http://www.exit.al/en/2016/12/13/breaking-eu-wont-open-accession-negotiations-with-albania/

Austrian Deputy Hammer: Drug Cultivation and Traffic Obstacle for Negotiations

Austrian Deputy Hammer: Drug Cultivation and Traffic Obstacle for NegotiationsFollowing harshly formulated comments from the Bundestag’s EU Affairs Commission Chairperson Gunther Kirchbaum yesterday, the Austrian ÖVP Deputy and chairman of the parliamentary Austrian–Albanian friendship group, Michael Hammer, stated in a press release that the accession negotiations with Albania “will be started, when certain requirements and conditions have been fulfilled. In general one sees positive developments in […]

Germany’s Seven Conditions for Albania

Germany’s Seven Conditions for AlbaniaAfter visiting Prime Minister Edi Rama today in Tirana, chairperson of the EU Affairs Commission in the Bundestag, Gunther Krichbaum, has given a press conference in which he announced that the CDU/CSU parliamentary majority will vote against the opening of EU accession negotiations with Albania, in spite of the recommendation of the European Commission (EC). According to Krichbaum, […]

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Overcharged or corrupted?

The European Commission has recently purchased a €1.65 million villa in the area of Rolling Hills on the outskirts of Tirana, Albania.

The villa houses the head of the EU delegation there, Ambassador Romana Vlahutin, who news website ‘Exit’ reports took over the negotiations for the purchase of the villa from the law firm that was previously handling the negotiations. Most curiously the report notes that the EU spent €4,700 per square meter, whereas the prices advertised for villas in Rolling Hills range from €1,000 to €2,000 per square meter.

Twice the size for half the price

What is even more impressive than the new €1.65 million, 345 square meter villa of the European External Action Service (which oversees the Delegations’ work), is the intense research project that buying this villa must have been.https://www.neweurope.eu/article/eu-pays-double/

Most corrupt and stupid EU Person: EU knows best what Macedonia needs, says Enlargement Commissioner

 

Betrugs Kommissar Johannes Hahn, Niki Lauda, auf Flügen zu den Novomatic Mafia Hotels nach Mazedonien

Februar 6, 2017

Johannes Hahn, arbeitete auch mal für diese Verbrecher und Geldwäsche Firma aus Österreich, heute fälscht er EU Berichte, hat ein Diploma auf dem Niveau eines Klein Kindes ist volkommen korrupt und in Mazedonien hat das Konkurenz Casino natürlich ständige Kontrollen und Probleme mit den Behörden, weil die Schweden nicht soviel schmieren. Eine Firma, welche überall […]
Lukas Holub outed as Jess Baily’s Agent in EU’s Office

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A member of the EU’s delegation in Macedonia, Lukas Holub whose official title is Counsellor (Head of Section for Political and Justice and Home Affairs issues, Information and Communication) has been identified as an agent of the US Ambassador to Macedonia, Jess Baily, reports InfoMaks.

On paper, it’s the Soros vetted EU Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar who is in charge, however, Mr. Holub has been identified as Baily’s agent who is representing the interests of the US Ambassador during the negotiations for forming a Government. Holub has been persistent and instrumental in pressuring the DUI leadership from the first moment to form a Government with Zaev. Lukas Holub outed as Jess Baily’s Agent in EU’s Office EU knows best what Macedonia needs, says Enlargement Commissioner

Thursday, 09 February 2017
Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said Thursday it is important that the new government in Macedonia is formed on solid and broad basis.

Speaking at a news conference in Skopje after the Western Balkans 6 Ministerial Meeting, Commissioner Hahn said he had come to the Macedonian capital to hear out the party leaders and to convey his message that the country had achieved a lot and formation of a government was the next step.

„We won’t be giving advice to the parties on how to move on with their activities, but everybody should be aware of their responsibility. Now the interests of the country are at stake.The majority of citizens are rallying around European perspectives. The sooner a government is formed, the better, I think there is no time to lose,“ stated Hahn.

Asked to elaborate his position on the formation of ‚a solid and broad-based government‘, he said he wouldn’t be proposing anything to the party leaders in their joint meetings, set to be held later in the day.

„The more stable majority in Parliament, the better. It is up to the politicians in the country to make the final decision,“ noted Commissioner Hahn.

According to him, it is vital Macedonia to focus on its European future and to contribute to its democratic majority.

„Perhaps election results took someone by surprise, but now they should be taken into account and it’s the duty of the politicians now to form a government that can lead the country in the coming four years. Democratic decisions should be respected by all political parties,“ Hahn said.

He reiterated that the decision to form a government was in the hand of politicians. „They must be aware that the EU needs interlocutors who promote European perspectives.“

Referring to current political developments in Macedonia, Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki said decisions following the elections should be made by those elected by the citizens.

„Only those elected by the citizens are entrusted with making decisions about what we are going to do after the elections, and how. It’s nice that all those elected in Parliament are championing EU integration, but I believe we must abide by the rule – the sovereign right of the Macedonian citizens to have the chance to make decisions. We mustn’t allow the rule to be changed not now, not ever,“ Minister Poposki stated.

Later in the day, EU Commissioner Hahn is scheduled to meet the leaders of the political parties represented in Parliament.

Hahn will hold separate meetings with VMRO-DPMNE’s Nikola Gruevski, SDSM’s Zoran Zaev, DUI’s Ali Ahmeti, Besa’s Bilal Kasami and the leader of the Alliance for the Albanians, Zijadin Sela.

The meetings will focus on current political developments in the country and talks on the formation of government following the December 11 early parliamentary elections.

Earlier, Commissioner Hahn held a meeting with PM Emil Dimitriev before attending a meeting of Western Balkan energy ministers.

Former UK ambassador proposes Serbia territories exchange

 

 

Former UK ambassador proposes Serbia territories exchange

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Ivor Roberts, former United Kingdom’s ambassador in Belgrade has said that “Serbia and Kosovo should exchange territories” because, in his opinion, this is the only way for reaching the lasting peace, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) reported on Wednesday.

Earlier this week Roberts, who has been British ambassador in the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1994 to 1997, has promoted his book “Conversations with Milosevic” in London. According to BIRN, Serbian ambassador in United Kingdom Ognjen Pribicevic was present.

Roberts said that the multiethnic states are an ideal, but in reality “exchange of Presevo valley in Serbia for the territory of Kosovo north from Ibar River could be the only way to stabilize the relations and provide Serbia’s recognition of Kosovo as an independent state”.

British diplomat made his proposal days after US congressman Dana Rohrabacher suggested the same idea. Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic rebuffed Rohrabacher’s suggestion stressing that Kosovo is integral part of Serbia, as it was defined by the constitution.

Roberts said he was hoping that the borders in the Balkans would become – “as everywhere” – the symbol of diversification rather than the symbol of divisions; this could be achieved only if different national communities could feel safer and more stable within their entities, Roberts explained.

When asked what would such territories exchange mean for the rest of the region, especially for FYROM and Bosnia, Roberts said that the secession of the Republic of Srpska would be hardly achievable taking into account Serbia’s ambivalence and strong opposition of the Bosniaks.

Considering the arguments that the West’s support to Kosovo’s independence has pushed Serbia “in Russia’s hands”, Roberts said that growing Russian influence in the Balkans was the consequence of “Russia’s awakening” which has appeared independently from the situation in Kosovo./IBNA

Serbian reaction: „Land swap“ US congressman is close to Albanian lobby – PM

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said the same agreement concerning a wall Kosovska Mitrovica as the one implemented over the weekend, was reached on December 8.
Source: B92

Vucic is seen in Belgrade on Monday (Tanjug)
Vucic is seen in Belgrade on Monday (Tanjug)

„I don’t know what somebody’s intentions were in the days that followed, and I still wonder what that was about. To those who think they’re smart and who are saying that the Serbs gave in, I recommend to demonstrate their heroism with real deeds,“ Vucic said on Monday.
According to him, „peace has been preserved and Kralja Petra Street in northern Kosovska Mitrovica protected.“

„I am still confused and curious about still not receiving an answer – why wasn’t everything done the same evening,“ said Vucic.

„You’re bothered by Belgrade. Well, say you’re bothered by Belgrade. Why were you bribing Serb List (Kosovo) assembly members? Because you wanted to separate them from Belgrade? I don’t recommend doing that, you can’t win. I’m waiting for them to tell me I lied and didn’t say the truth. Nobody from the EU can say that, and I still have not spoken about a good chunk of the details in front of the citizens,“ the prime minister said.

Vucic also stated that US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher – who has reportedly sent a letter to Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, proposing „a land swap“ involving southern parts of central Serbia and northern Kosovo – „was both to Belgrade and in Pristina.“

„He (Rohrabacher) is close to the Albanian lobby, these are some attempts to (reach) other solutions. Our Constitution speaks clearly about (territorial) integrity,“ Vucic stressed.

He added that he „expects nothing from (Kosovo) Albanians.“

„I don’t believe them at all, they want to make an NGO out of the ZSO (Community of Serb Municipalities) and play gramophone records. The whole essence of everything is, ‚how can we make a mockery of what has been signed four years ago‘. I don’t believe them at all. Not them, and not those who are protecting them,“ the prime minister said.

Albanians caught entering UK illegally more than any other nationality

Security men search lorries before they depart for UK in the harbour of Zeebrugge, Belgium
Home Office statistics show 981 Albanian ‘clandestine migrants’ discovered at UK entry ports from 2008 to 2016
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Security men search lorries before they depart for UK in the harbour of Zeebrugge, Belgium
Security men search lorries before they depart for UK in the harbour of Zeebrugge, Belgium. Most illegal immigrants are caught before they arrive in Britain. Photograph: Jo de Man/EPA

Wednesday 8 February 2017 08.47 GMT Last modified on Wednesday 8 February 2017 09.38 GMT
Twice as many Albanians have been caught as stowaways at UK ports than any other nationality, new government figures reveal.

Some 981 Albanian “clandestine migrants” were discovered at UK entry ports from 2008 until spring 2016, according to Home Office statistics released to the Guardian under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

These included a group of more than 50, including a pregnant woman, discovered in a lorry at the Humber sea terminal at Killingholme near Grimsby in June 2015. Albania is not part of the European Union, but borders Greece, an EU country, and its mafia are known to UK police as ruthless people traffickers and drug smugglers.

Afghans formed the second biggest cohort, with 425 port detections during the same period, followed by Algerians (424), Iranians (348), Indians (322), Palestinians (129) and Vietnamese (124). These include clandestine migrants found at UK Eurostar terminals and airports as well as ports and harbours.

One US passport holder was discovered stowed away, as well as one Russian and one, in 2012, from the Czech Republic, which is part of the EU. Despite the free movement of people between EU states, the UK can bar some serious criminals from entering the country.

As the refugee crisis took hold in 2015, there was a big rise in Iranians, Syrians and Iraqis caught entering the UK illegally. In the first quarter of 2016, the last period for which figures are available, there were 122 Iranians detected at UK entry ports, along with 31 Syrians and 21 Iraqis. During that three-month period 318 clandestine migrants were found at UK ports – compared with 556 in the whole of 2015, and 681 in 2014.

Most illegal immigrants are caught before they arrive in the UK, with lorries at Calais and other continental European ports x-rayed for stowaways. Yet the new figures show that hundreds each year still make it onto UK soil before they are detected. In one of the most successful border force operations, 68 migrants were discovered in the back of four lorries at Harwich in Essex, including two pregnant women and 15 children, in June 2015.

The Home Office appeared reluctant to release the information, only partially submitting to the Guardian’s request after they were ordered to comply with the FoI act by the information commissioner.

They refused to comply in full to the Guardian’s initial FoI request, made in May 2016, which also asked at which UK port, train station or airport clandestine migrants had been detected.

Officials from the Home Office considered the information to be exempt from disclosure “on the grounds that release would or would be likely to, prejudice the operation of the immigration controls”.

In their response to the Guardian, an official accepted there was a public interest in revealing the information. “The Home Office recognises that there is a general public interest in openness and transparency in all aspects of government. It is acknowledged that there is public interest in locations where clandestine migrants were discovered. Disclosure of the information requested would result in greater transparency and accountability around operational matters. The release of information would enhance the understanding in Border Force operations at ports of entry, such as Heathrow and Hull,” they wrote.

But they concluded that the information should be kept secret because it would help illegal immigrants and people traffickers to evade border controls.

The Home Office also refused to disclose how many of the clandestine migrants detected at UK ports claimed and received asylum, saying it would cost too much to collate the information.

Information about clandestine migrants can fall into one of three categories: (a) those stopped at the juxtaposed controls (where checks take place on certain cross-channel routes before boarding, rather than disembarkation), (b) those stopped at UK ports and (c) those picked up in-country.

The latest figures released to the Guardian only cover monthly port detections of clandestine migrants in the UK.

Most clandestine migrants are discovered trying to board boats and trains bound for the UK, rather than on UK soil. Information released under FoI laws to the Economist last year showed the number of detected clandestine entry attempts to Britain via European ports and train tunnels increased from about 1,000 a month in 2008-12 to 2,000 in late 2013, before rising to 4,000 in 2014 and almost 13,000 in July 2015.

US Congressman Rohrabacher: Balkan Borders Need to Change

 

US Congressman Rohrabacher: Balkan Borders Need to Change

US Congressman Rohrabacher: Balkan Borders Need to Change

In recent days, Republican US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has created uncertainty about the strategy the new Trump administration is going to follow in the Balkan region. In a letter to Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić, Rohrabacher…

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HDZ Mafia in Tirana with EU Ambassador: Romana Vlahutin: Overcharged or corrupted?

Original „Camorra“ Mafiosi system: fake EU reports Commissioners and EU embassy, for years, just to make more money. The bigger the invented progress, the more millions there are for phantom and fraud projects. Identical the OSCE for years. The Mafia buys these reports also with women, sex companions in clubs, as with the predecessor and many other diplomats and anciently known Identical visas and invitations

Vlahutin’s agenda and Rama’s entourage

More research into Ambassador Vlahutin, shows that Vlahutin has made statements to the press contradicting the European Commission’s official position as regards the progress made in the accession process of Albania – which was significantly more clear as to the steps Albania is required to make.

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/eu-pays-double/

Analysis: EU pays double by By Kassandra

Altin Goxhaj: die Mafia, Immoblien Betrugs Geschäfte der EU Botschafter Romana Vlahutin: 1 Million € gestohlen

90 % der Drogen Geldwäsche über illegale Bauten in Albanien

Lage Plan, Verkaufs Prospekt
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Overcharged or corrupted?

The European Commission has recently purchased a €1.65 million villa in the area of Rolling Hills on the outskirts of Tirana, Albania.

The villa houses the head of the EU delegation there, Ambassador Romana Vlahutin, who news website ‘Exit’ reports took over the negotiations for the purchase of the villa from the law firm that was previously handling the negotiations. Most curiously the report notes that the EU spent €4,700 per square meter, whereas the prices advertised for villas in Rolling Hills range from €1,000 to €2,000 per square meter.

Twice the size for half the price

What is even more impressive than the new €1.65 million, 345 square meter villa of the European External Action Service (which oversees the Delegations’ work), is the intense research project that buying this villa must have been.

A web search for ‘rolling hills villas for sale Albania’ get you one click away from a beautiful 3-story villa in Rolling Hills, for just over €850,000. Perhaps its 600 square meters however, felt too big for the Ambassador.

Despite criticism for the higher price, the lower price paid for cleaning services of the smaller space, and the larger depreciation rate that the larger villa would have had, will make up for the higher purchase price over time.

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Transparency on the chopping block

Responding to New Europe, the EU foreign affairs spokesperson, Maja Kocijančič, said that the decision to select the Head of Delegation (HoD) residence in Albania was “the conclusion of a comprehensive analysis, including a market survey and an independent expert estimate.” In response to a request for these documents, Kocijančič, posited that the documents “are note made public.” (faked documents and experts, from the EU Mafia)

As a market survey and independent analysis cannot be considered commercially sensitive, New Europe has filed an official Access to Documents request asking for these to be made public in the interest of transparency.

How close is too close? How cheap is too cheap?

One of the arguments made in favour of the overpriced purchase is the proximity to the delegation. As the residence is located outside Tirana and rather far away from the EU offices at approximately 8 km away, this is hardly plausible. The price/quality argument also seems hardly convincing especially if we consider that Rolling Hills is a newly built residence complex, and that so far no other villa sale there has fetched such a high price.

Nevertheless, the EU considers that “taking everything into account, we expect considerable net annual savings compared to the previous rental arrangement.”

Indeed, previously the rental agreement for the residence before purchase was €8,000 per month.

On average, the monthly housing rental price per square meter for apartment, residence is around €13 (or €4485 for a 345 sq. meter residence); meaning the Albanian residence was shifting the average cost up quite significantly at over €23 per square meter .

In any case the €8,000 per month is more than the European Commission pays for office buildings in Brussels. And Tirana, is not Brussels.

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Who negotiates?

According to the 2012 discharge of the EEAS, it is the Head of Delegation who is responsible for the negotiations and contracting. Indeed, as can be seen for the purchase contract of the Rolling Hills villa, the Ambassador is the signatory. However, asked if the head of delegation had taken over the negotiations from a law firm, the EU spokesperson claimed that the negotiation which was “started before the current HoD was appointed, were held by the head of administration at the Delegation checked and finalised by the EEAS.”

Albania’s relationship with corruption and the delegation

The particular matter is quite sensitive in Albania, where corruption remains a reality. The 2016 Corruption Perception Index found Albania in 86th place, with one point more than Mongolia and Zambia.

Furthermore, according to the Corruption Assessment Report Albania 2016 of Seldi, “one in two Albanian adult citizens admit to being demanded directly or indirectly to bribe public officials (49.6 %). This shows increase of the corruption pressure from public officials on citizens compared to 2014 of around 5 percentage points”.

These facts were also identified in the Albania 2016 Report of the European Commission where it is stressed that “Corruption remains prevalent in many areas and continues to be a serious problem”, ”More efforts are needed to tackle corruption at high level”, “Administration of justice continued to be slow and inefficient; corruption remained prevalent across the sector”, “The police still experiences corruption and political pressure, hindering in-depth investigation of organised crime”, “Fighting organised crime and corruption remains fundamental to countering criminal infiltration in the political, legal and economic systems” and “need of improvement against organised crime and corruption”.

The European Commission’s delegation in Tirana also has a history of problematic behaviour. According to EU Observer, in 2007, two Italians, one a European Commission official and another a European Parliament assistant, were arrested for corruption, suspected of “bribes from real estate and security companies in return for rewarding them with contracts to rent, equip and secure the commission buildings in New Dehli and Tirana.”

Vlahutin’s agenda and Rama’s entourage

More research into Ambassador Vlahutin, shows that Vlahutin has made statements to the press contradicting the European Commission’s official position as regards the progress made in the accession process of Albania – which was significantly more clear as to the steps Albania is required to make.

A source in Tirana told New Europe, that “Vlahutin does little hide her support for Edi Rama (the Prime Minister of Albania). Perhaps one should look into what interests the entourage of Rama has in Rolling Hills.”

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/eu-pays-double/

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NATO Mafia State: Albania: On the verge of state bankruptcy

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Albania: On the verge of state bankruptcy ………

SManalysis

Incriminated political elite of Albania, is playing „anti-American Charter“, but the country could face a strong instability as a result of the failure of „The State of law enforcement“ ..

A few days ago, successfully started operation on Border control of the Greek – Albanian line, including the Ionian Sea, through the operation, Frontex, which only today,  seized over 2 tons of drugs.

Very serious sources said that, NATO Experts of security, in collaboration with Western intelligence particularly from USA, have achieved in a very strong conclusion, that the „Process of Vetting“ in Albania, is undermined by its own senior politicians, in collaboration with a team of prosecutors and high-level judges.

This situation is chaotic and criminalized thought all levels, especially within the Albanian government,  could lead to a clash of criminal groups that control the monopoly of drugs and weapons, associated with high Albanian politicians.

„What we’re seeing with the power, in addition to attempts to sabotage the process of justice, is that the political elite, is seeking to benefit time to dominate the upcoming parliamentary elections, in the same way as before,“ said US Ambassador in Tirana Donald Lu.

Meanwhile, Albania is a NATO member, but the country is currently experiencing a serious institutional crisis,, while being considered the possibility of increasing the presence of NATO forces, to avoid a chaotic situation as in 1997.

Mafia Government Albania: US Embassy, Albanian Prosecutor Row Over Judicial Reform

Edi Rama Mafia

 

Albanian Minister Says Attacking Corruption Got Him Fired

The doughter of Adriatic LLalla: Eni Llalla, 17 ten years old

U.S. Embassy Statement (January 26, 2017)
U.S. Embassy Statement (January 26, 2017)

T‎he U.S. Embassy has revoked the non-immigrant visas of several Albanian judges and prosecutors after determining that the officials no longer qualify for these visas. Because visa records are confidential under U.S. law, we cannot comment on individual cases. The U.S. Embassy took this action in advance of the upcoming vetting process that will assess certain officials’ ties to corruption and in response to a case involving the flagrant abuse of an official visa by a senior prosecutor and his spouse, leading to a revocation of their visas.

US Embassy, Albanian Prosecutor Row Over Judicial Reform

After the US ambassador accused Albania’s prosecutor general of undermining judicial reforms, the prosecutor has written to the president, claiming the diplomat threatened him.

Fatjona Mejdini
BIRN

Tirana

US ambassador to Tirana, Donald Lu speaking on Thursday about judicial reform. Photo: LSA

As Albania starts an important process of vetting judges and prosecutors and sets up new justice institutions, the US ambassador to Tirana, Donal Lu, and the General Prosecutor, Adriatik Llalla, have exchanged heated accusations about judicial reform.

„We are seeing powerful people trying to keep their control over judges and prosecutors, the General Prosecutor is an example. He has over more than 18 months loudly talked against the judicial reform,“ Lu said on Thursday publicly accusing Llalla of trying to impede the judicial reform.

According to Lu, Llalla tried to block the server of the high Inspectorate of Assets Declaration, ILDKPKI, which is considered vital for the vetting process of around 800 judges and prosecutors.

He also condemned Llalla’s attitude to the formation of the Judicial Appointments Council, a now body that is going to decide judges and prosecutors.

„The Constitutional Court, the High Court, and the High Council of Justice each submitted longer lists of qualified persons for their positions on the Council.  By contrast, the Prosecutor General chose the three prosecutorial positions himself by sending a list with only three names – selected with no transparency – to fill three vacancies,“ Lu said.

Llalla has already written to President Bujar Nishani and the chairman of parliament, Ilir Meta, complaining about the ambassador’s conduct.

The letter, which was also distributed to the media on Thursday, came after Lu publicly accused Llalla of trying to impede the judicial reform.

In the letter, Llalla claims to have been personally and professionally threatened by the ambassador because of his stance over the judicial reforms.

“In official and unofficial communications, Ambassador Lu has made it clear to Prosecutor Llalla that if he will not publicly support the changes to the law, it will result in personal and institutional consequences,” the letter reads.

“Ambassador Lu has also more than once pressured the General Prosecutor not to continue investigations into some companies, which it is suspected have breached Albanian laws,” it continues.

Ambassador Lu and the EU ambassador in Tirana, Romana Vlahutin, have been the strongest voices among the international community in supporting the judicial reform since its beginning more than a year ago.

The US embassy has made frank accusations abut the extent of corruption within the present judicial system and has offered its expertise for the building of the new justice institutions.

– See more at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/us-embassy-and-albanian-prosecutor-exchange-strong-accusations-02-02-2017

EU MEP: So called ‚albanian platform‘ drafted by Rama is unacceptable for EU
Macedonia
Friday, 03 February 2017