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Cost of Mismanagement Rises in Albania und die Albanische Banditen Polizei

Einfach zu blöde, sind diese Gestalten für Alles, welche nur gekaufte Schul Zeugnisse und Diplome haben und in Wirklichkeit Ziegenhirten sind. Die Reste der Intelligenz, bereitet seit Jahren auch die Auswanderung vor und schickt falls möglich, wie die Mafia Familien ihre Kinder auf ausländische Schulen, oft in England, oder Italien.


Namen: 102 höchste Polizei Direktoren aus Tropoje – Kukes: ein Verbrecher Kartell

20 Mar 13
a title=“corrupt-administration-cost-albania-e97-3-million-in-2åaa2″ href=“/en/article/corrupt-administration-cost-albania-e97-3-million-in-2åaa2″>Cost of Mismanagement Rises in Albania

The annual report of the High State Audit office says poor management of state-owned companies cost Albania twice as much in 2012 as it did the previous year.

Besar Likmeta


The head of Albania’s High State Auditing Office, Bujar Leskaj

The head of Albania’s State Audit Office, Bujar Leskaj, told parliament on Tuesday that audits in 2012 brought to light €97.3 million worth of irregularities in collection of revenues and expenditures in both local and central government.

The cost of mismanagement in 2012 nearly doubled compared with the previous year, when it was €48 million.

“Albpetrol accounted for 68 per cent of the damage done to the state budget, with KESH to blame for another 18 per cent,” Leskaj added.

Albpetrol is the state-owned oil producer, which the government of Sali Berisha unsuccessfully tried to privatize at the end of last year. KESH, the power corporation, is the public producer of electricity, and owns the main hydro-electric dams.

In 2012, the audit office forwarded 40 criminal proceedings to the prosecutor’s office, involving 125 officials from the public administration, two times more than the three previous years taken together.

Those facing charges include directors in ministries, procurement officials, mayors and other high-level bureaucrats from local government.


Sali Berisha, destroyer of Albania: Albania Hit by Severe Flooding

15 Mar 13
Albania Hit by Severe Flooding

Heavy rainfall in the last two days has flooded several areas of the country, forcing the evacuation of dozens of families.

Besar Likmeta


Albanian emergency services said on Friday that in the northern region of Shkoder alone more than 2,000 hectares were under water, including part of the city itself.

“Currently 60 houses in the region of Shkoder have been flooded and 110 families have been evacuated,” the Interior Ministry said.

Flooding has been registered also in the regions of Durres, Vlora, Lezha and Fier. In the Lezha region, 950 hectares of land are under water.

Thirty families whose homes were at risk from the Vjosa River have also been evacuated from the area of Vlora.

Northern Albania has been repeatedly hit by floods in the last five years, and many local villagers still await promised reparations from the government for earlier disasters.

Erst unter Salih Berisha, mit Kriminellen wie Fatmir Mediu als Umwelt Minister, wurde das Land zerstört, die Überschwemmungen gab es überall und Erdrutsche, weil vor allem die Wälder zerstört werden und jeder Bauer, die Regen Ablauf Kanäle zuschüttet. Dümmer wie Neanderthaler, 100 mal dümmer wie die Taliban und andere Völker ohne Schule und Bildung

Currila Durres 2013

 Erneut die Currilla – Durres, nachdem es regnet und dort illegal gebaut wurde, weil die Rathaus Mafia privaten Profit machen will und wollte, seit Lefter Koka. Reine Verbrecher Lokale dort von prominenten Mord und Drogen Clans, mit dem Schutzherrn: Bylykbashi, PD-LSI-SP Parteien.

Apokalipt përmbytjesh, Shqipërisë i del ujë i zi !

Moti i keq me shira e erëra të forta ka shkaktuar probleme të disa zona të vendit si dhe 1 viktime..Pyschopaten Banden: PD Verbrecher Organisation, demonstriert gegen die SP – LSI Verbrecher Organisation in Durres 

Mallakastër:über 400 Häuser, müssen wegen Erdrutschen aufgegeben werden 

Die Mafia wählt: Neuer Vorsitz im Bezirksrat von Durres: Armand Teliti – Këshillit të qarkut të Durrësit 

2007 als gewarnt wurde: und Land unter bei Regen 

Der Raum Lezhe, Durres, Fiere steht wieder total unter Wasser nach Regen 

Etwas Regen und schon steht, die Taliban Stadt: Durres unter Wasser 

Im Lande der Idioten: Keine “Drainage”: Albanien steht wieder unter Wasser 

“>Schnee Chaos in Albanien und Regen ohne Ende in Durres 

Zwischen den beiden Fotos, das untere die Rruga Taulantia, soll nun der Fischerei Hafen gebaut werden, wo Millionen schon für Architekten bezahlt wurden, denn es gibt insgesamt 5 Planungen im Laufe der Zeiten und die Internet zugänglichen Pläne, sehen dort ein Touristik Zentrum vor, aber keinen Fischerei Hafen. Jedes Jahr wird anderes geplant.
Durres Rruga Port
>Rruga Taulantia, vor dem Museum

Rruga Taulantia Durres

In Berat verschlimmert sich ebenso immer weiter die Situation, mit der Erosion, weil die Wälder zerstört werden und oft illegal gebaut wird, wobei auch hier niemand diese Zerstörtung stoppt, weil man Bestechungsgeld kassiert hat.

14.3.2013: Im Lande der letzten Neanderthaler Albanien: Das Land wird zerstört und Land unter bei Regen

Albanian Muslims Terrorize Serbian Christians

Albanians Find a Church They Forgot to Destroy — in Serbia Proper; Erect Monument to Terrorists in Presevo and Threaten War if Serbia Removes it; Keep Serbs out of Church on Orthodox Christmas Posted by Julia Gorin

The new year is off to a repetitive, and possibly amped-up, start. By now, most readers of this blog have read the Jan 4 report about the destruction of the Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Assumption of the Virgin:

Albanians last night completely destroyed the monastery “Assumption of the Virgin” in southern Serbia…Mother Paraskeva (62 years old)…[said] “…Albanians from Kosovo were organized with the intention of coming to destroy the Serbian monasteries in this area…Last year on Good Friday they attacked me…’ The Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin is under the auspices of Bishop Pachomius, who was accused for rape of boys…. “Some have been given 35 000 DM (Deutsche Marks) to create a bad image of the Bishop. [ The Monastery…originates from the 4th century and it is the oldest shrine in Vranje district.

First, as to why Albanians would accuse a Serbian bishop of raping little boys, here’s an email I got a few years ago:

I’ve read in various chronicles from and about Kosovo under Islam [that] Albanians were abducting Serb boys and young girls. It is Bat Y’eor who brought up the subject in one of her books that got me curious to look up in more detail. My wife’s parents tell me that it is a public secret in and around Skopje (Macedonia) to hide your boy from a Muslim Albanian, especially if he is good looking, because one will lose him. Look up “Islamic Homosexualities” and there is a chapter on Albanians raping little boys. The book can be read via amazon and it it has stunned me.

Meanwhile, something that’s gotten less attention than the report about the monastery is that on the heels of the destruction — and on Orthodox Christmas Eve — Kosovo Albanians characteristically tried to prevent cleansed Serbs from visiting their old church in Djakovica, with a similar name to the monastery above. It all suggests we may be in the midst of a string of intimidation tactics against Serbs — something that, as the above item shows, extends beyond Kosovo’s “borders.”

B92 (Jan. 6) – A group of Kosovo Albanians have prevented a group of Orthodox believers from visiting the Church of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary in Đakovica. RTS (Radio Television Serbia) has reported that the Albanians were protesting against the visit of displaced Serbs who used to live in the town.

Ethnic Albanian Self-Determination Movement activists and Voice of Mothers organization members gathered in front of the entrance to the church on Christmas Eve and did not allow Serbs to go in. Orthodox nuns did not even go out in the yard on Sunday.

RTS has reported that around 40 Serbs managed to bring the Yule log into the church despite the protest and then safely leave the town in a bus. Kosovo police arrested two protesters and pushed several hundreds of Albanians 20 meters away from the church so Serbs could briefly enter the church.

Well thank goodness for the need to keep up appearances. (At least until the international overseers leave, or until the rest of the UN gives in and recognizes Kosovo statehood.)

On Christmas Day, Jan. 7th, came news that Kosovo police detained several Serbs after Christmas services, first concocting some sort of “Serbian Civil Defense” affiliation as an excuse, then saying they simply “looked suspicious,” and then saying the young men had been tailing the Kosovo Police charged with securing the visit by Aleksandar Vulin, head of the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo. Vulin said, “‘The arrests were a straightforward provocation, crude violence, that was truly caused by nothing… This is about straightforward lawlessness and injustice’… He added that he had unofficially learned that…the Kosovo Albanian authorities ‘do not know what [to] charge the Serbs with’…According to him, the international community should consider whether its unconditional support for Priština can continue – ‘because that support may be interpreted by Priština [and has been all along] as readiness to perpetrate all forms of violence. We have said it countless times that the end of supervised independence was a tragic mistake. The international community and Priština must understand that there will be no lasting and just solution in Kosovo and Metohija without the consent of Serbia and the Serbs who live there,’ Vulin told RTS.

“Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Bishop Teodosije of Ras-Prizren said Monday that the Kosovo police raided the Gračanica monastery on Christmas Day…. ‘With actions of this kind, the Kosovo police is deterring people from visiting their holy sites and demonstrating brutal force in a highly primitive fashion,’ believes Teodosije….

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski who polarise public opinion and are accused of power grabbing.

EU urges solution in Macedonia political chaos


Several high-ranking members leave as an opposition leader announces local election boycott.

By Marina Stojanovska for Southeast European Times in Skopje — 22/02/13



photoKarpos Mayor Stevce Jakimovski is one of several SDSM members to leave the bloc and file for next month’s local elections. []

Two months into a political standoff between Macedonia’s VMRO-DPMNE government and the opposition Social Democrats (SDSM), and with local elections looming, the opposition bloc is splintering and international community members are urging compromise.

Tensions began on December 24th when SDSM members were removed from parliament after causing disruptions prior to a budget vote. The situation has drawn the attention of European officials, who have made it clear that the political upheaval in Skopje will adversely impact the upcoming progress report on Macedonia’s EU accession.

Elmar Brok, chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, condemned SDSM’s actions.

„The whole country is made hostage by this party due to its own political reasons. In my opinion, the Macedonian government is not unprepared, but SDSM is,“ Brok told reporters in Brussels.

Richard Howitt, the European Parliament’s special rapporteur for Macedonia, spent nearly three days in Skopje last week and said he will postpone the voting on a new progress report because he believes the current situation will prevent a positive outcome.

„As I very clearly told all the political leaders in your country during my visit last week, the European Parliament does not support a boycott of elections,“ Howitt, told the Macedonian Information Agency.

With SDSM leader Branko Crvenkovski announcing that the opposition would boycott local elections, several prominent SDSM members left the bloc in recent weeks to join or form other parties.

This week, Karpos Mayor Stevce Jakimovski — the only opposition mayor among Skopje’s municipalities — submitted his candidacy as a member of the Serbian Progressive Party in Macedonia.

Jakomovski immediately was expelled from SDSM, where he held a high-ranking position as a president of the party’s city branch. He was the sixth high-ranking SDSM member to be expelled.

„I think that we will fight the battle much better by showing that we have support by the voters. This can be proved only in elections,“ Jakimovski said.

Jakimovski said he doesn’t feel he betrayed SDSM, as he had previously expressed the necessity of participating in the elections to other high-ranking party officials………….

Brussels has no choice but to deal with local leaders such as Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha, who polarise public opinion and are accused of power grabbing.

Der Tschechiche Präsident Zeman: Kosovo is a terrorist creation funded by narco-mafia

PRAGUE — The favorite to win the Czech presidential elections runoff, Miloš Zeman, has voiced strong criticism of Kosovo.


Speaking for the ČTK news agency he said that if elected, he would “not allow a Czech ambassador to be sent to Priština”.

“I would withdraw even the charge d’affaires that is there now, let alone send an ambassador. I consider Kosovo a terrorist creation   funded by  by narco-mafia,” Belgrade-based daily Danas is quoting Zeman as saying.

According to opinion polls, Zeman is more likely to win in the second round of the elections, scheduled for late January. His opponent is Karel Schwarzenberg.

It was the opposition of the outgoing president, Vaclav Klaus, that prevented the appointment of an ambassador in Priština, although the Czech Republic is among the 22 of EU’s 27 nations that have recognized Kosovo.

Ethnic Albanians there five years ago unilaterally declared independence – a proclamation that Serbia rejects and considers unconstitutional.

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Activists rallied on Saturday in front of Tirana’s main court

Mafia Judge  : Bensik Hoxha

Washington Post and the Mafia judge: Besnik Hoxha in Albania

Berisha Justiz mit Besnik Hoxha

11 Feb 13
Albania Activists Protest Fatal Riot Verdict

Activists rallied on Saturday in front of Tirana’s main court, protesting against the acquittal of senior officers accused of killing three protestors in the January 21, 2011 riots.

Besar Likmeta



Political commentator, Andrea Stefani, speaking duing the rally | Photo by : Besar Likmeta

“We are sounding the alarm that the justice system is being held hostage by an autocratic system,” a political commentator, Andrea Stefani, told the rally.

“Under the dictates of the regime, the court has told Albanians that the victims deserved to die,” he added.

Blendi Salaj, a popular Tirana blogger and radio host, said the verdict was shameful.

“They are trying to tell us through their ruling that donkeys fly, like in fairy tales,” he said. “However, their verdict for the murders won’t fly, because this is not justice,” Salaj added.

The controversial court ruling dealt with the aftermath of a protest held in Tirana two years ago.

An anti-government demonstration turned into a riot when several hundred opposition marchers attacked a police barricade set up to protect the office of Prime Minister Sali Berisha, using sticks, stones and Molotov cocktails.

Police responded with tear gas and water cannons, and later the Republican Guard used live ammunition fire.

Tirana District Court on Thursday rejected murder charges against General Nrea Prendi, former head of the Republican Guard, and Agim Llupo, former chief of staff of a special unit of the Republican Guard, arguing that there were was insufficient evidence to convict them.

According to prosecutors, Llupo aimed at, and shot dead, two protesters during the January 2011 rally, while Prendi shot with his pistol toward the crowd 11 times, killing one person. Four protesters in total died in the rally and seven others were wounded, including a TV reporter.

Berisha has repeatedly called the protest a failed coup attempt, and has vowed to punish those responsible. The opposition Socialists, who supported the protest, maintain that Berisha turned a peaceful rally into a bloodbath.

The protest on Saturday was organized by Mjaft, a Tirana-based rights group. Activists unveiled a banner, showing Berisha manipulating the two guardsmen and the three judges who freed them like puppets.

Aldo Merkoci, one of the leaders of Mjaft, said the acquittal should raise alarm bells about the rule of law in Albania.

“Albania’s political class is abusing the justice system,” he said. “We the citizens should see what’s going on in the eye and serve as a barrier toward such miscarriages of justice,” he concluded.

Der Vorsitzende Richter Besnik Hoxha, war zuvor 12 Jahre Richter in Shkoder, wo es noch nie eine Justiz gegeben hat, und ein Sprengstoff Anschlag wurde auf ihn vor Jahren verübt. In Tirana wurde er gesehen, mit einem Porsche Cayenne mit gefälschten US Nummern Schildern, was ein Marken Zeichen der Albaner Mafia ist, ebenso mit einem Cadillac,


Der “Justiz Skandal“: der Ex-Präsident Alfred Mosiu und das auffällige Schweigen des Kresniq Spahiu

“NATO against forming of Kosovo army”

To much criminals and terrorist in the Kosovo governmet!

“NATO against forming of Kosovo army”

PRIŠTINA — NATO does not agree with the idea of Kosovo getting its own army, Priština-based Albanian language daily Koha Ditore writes.


According to the daily, the main obstacle to the forming of the Kosovo army are four NATO member states that have not recognized Kosovo’s independence.

“Kosovo can decide to turn the Security Force into Kosovo Army but NATO would not like such a step at all. The future status of the Kosovo Security Force is unclear and it remains a topic for debates within NATO,” a source told the daily.

A high-ranking NATO official said that the alliance was looking for a way out from the current situation since KFOR troops could not remain in Kosovo forever.

However, according to the source, a planned transformation of the Kosovo Security Force into Kosovo is not possible, regardless of statements of top Kosovo officials.

The Koha Ditore’s source says that NATO believed that the Kosovo institutions would not risk transforming the Kosovo Security Force into the army without NATO’s consent.

Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz has stated that Kosovo should have its own army.

“Kosovo is an independent and sovereign state and it should have the same rights, no more and no less, as other countries in the region. Just like all other countries that have courts and other institutions like an army, Kosovo should be entitled to its army as well,” he said after a meeting with Kosovo Security Force Minister Agim Ceku.

FSK-ja ushtri, nuk e ka pëlqimin e NATO-s,13,134272

Washington Post and the Mafia judge: Besnik Hoxha in Albania

Präsident Alfred Mosiu, refused in 2003-2004 this corruption Mafia judge: Adriana Beraj und Besnik Hoxha, The appointment to the highest court

The richest mafia group: criminal judge in albania

Fotos Mafia judge:  Besnik Hoxha, with a Luxus car: Porsche Chayenne and false US plates


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Albanian court clears police in protesters’ deaths, ruling criticized by United States
By Associated Press, Published: February 7
TIRANA, Albania — An Albanian court acquitted two senior police officers on Thursday of shooting dead four opposition supporters during an anti-government protest in 2011.

The ruling was bluntly criticized by the United States, which provided assistance in the forensic investigation, and was met with outrage by Albania’s political opposition, fueling the country’s rising political tensions ahead of its June 23 general election.

The Socialist opposition party walked out of Parliament in protest Thursday, and the son of one of the dead hinted that relatives could take the matter into their own hands in accordance with Albania’s long history of vendettas.

“Tradition says that blood is paid with blood,” the son, Renato Myrtaj, told the private News 24 television station.

Presiding judge Besnik Hoxha said prosecutors were unable to prove the charges against Ndrea Prendi, head of the elite Republican Guard, and Agim Llupo, a senior officer in the unit. A third officer was acquitted of concealing evidence about the Jan. 21, 2011, shootings.

Prendi and Llupo were charged with the murder of Faik Myrtaj, Hekuran Deda and Ziver Veizi; no one has been charged in the death of the fourth protester, Aleks Nika.

An investigation found that police bullets killed four men at a Socialist Party protest against alleged corruption and vote-rigging by Prime Minister Sali Berisha’s government. Prendi and Llupo admitted firing shots in the air, but denied hitting anyone.

Berisha declined to respond to the ruling Thursday, saying he would never “comment on a court verdict.”

The opposition has accused Berisha of authorizing police to use lethal force at the protest — a claim the prime minister rejects.

“I assure the families of the four martyrs that their deaths cannot be forgotten … until a fair verdict is obtained,” Socialist Party leader Edi Rama said.

“When justice speaks, you should keep silent,” responded Parliament Speaker Jozefina Topalli, a governing Democratic Party lawmaker…..

The new US Statedepartment Report:
US Statedepartment – 2011 Human Rights Report – Albania (May 24, 2012)
Albanian a joking court and justiz system: “Many judges issue rulings that do not appear to have any basis in law or fact, leading some to believe that the only plausible explanation is corruption or political pressure

US Statedepartment of State
US Statedepartment of State
2011 Human Rights Report – Albania (May 24, 20


The government prosecuted corrupt officials and managed complaints regarding corrupt police through the ombudsman and the Internal Control Service of the Albanian State Police. However, broad immunity provisions for judges, members of parliament, and other high-level officials prohibit not only prosecution but any use of investigative measures, hindering the government’s ability to prosecute high-level corruption.

The government’s task force against organized crime coordinated anticorruption activities. The prime minister headed the task force, which included several ministers and heads of independent state-owned agencies, such as the public electricity company, and representatives of the police and intelligence organizations.


Corruption in the judiciary is pervasive. Many judges issue rulings that do not appear to have any basis in law or fact, leading some to believe that the only plausible explanation is corruption or political pressure. Broad immunity enjoyed by judges prohibits prosecutors from investigating corruption allegations until they make a public request to the High Council of Justice to lift the accused judge’s immunity, and receive its approval. Few judges have been prosecuted for corruption because most criminal investigations must remain secret, at least initially, in order to be successful.


U.S. Embassy Statement on January 21st Verdicts (February 6, 2013)

U.S. Embassy Statement on January 21st Verdicts (February 6, 2013)
We are dismayed by the decision of the Tirana District Court to acquit the two defendants who stood trial on charges related to the deaths of three civilian protestors on January 21, 2011.

Shortly after January 21, 2011, the United States, as a friend and supporter of the Albanian people, responded to an urgent request by the Government of Albania and the Office of the Prosecutor General for assistance in investigating the killings. The United States provided extensive assistance, including expertise from the world-class Federal Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab. Throughout the adjudication of this case, the United States has repeatedly and consistently called for a thorough, comprehensive and objective investigation and judicial process. Regrettably, today’s verdict has undermined confidence in the ability and willingness of the Albanian judicial system to deliver justice in an impartial, transparent manner.

08 Feb 13
Albanian Judges Accuse US of Interference

Three Albanian judges, who acquitted two Republican Guard officers of the killings of three protesters in the January 21, 2011 riots, have accused the United States of interfering in the case.
Besar Likmeta
Ndrea Prendi, former head of the elite Republican Guard who, with another officer, an Albanian court acquitted of charges they shot dead three opposition supporters during an anti-government protest two years ago | Photo : AP/Hektor Pustina

The accusations come after the US embassy in Tirana expressed shock over the verdict, which has caused uproar in Albania, too.

“The embassy statement is troubling because it interferes in the judicial process,” the judges‘ panel said.

“Such statements can create prejudices toward this impartial verdict,” they added.

Tirana’s District Court on Thursday rejected murder charges against General Nrea Prendi, former head of the Republican Guard, and Agim Llupo, former chief of staff of a special unit of the Republican Guard, arguing that there were was insufficient evidence to convict them.

According to prosecutors, Llupo aimed at, and shot dead, two protesters during the January 2011 rally, while Prendi shot with his pistol toward the crowd 11 times, killing one person. Four protesters in total died in the rally and seven others were wounded, including a TV reporter.

The prosecutor’s conclusions were backed by ballistics evidence, including expertise from the FBI Crime Lab.

On Thursday, the US embassy in Tirana said the verdict raised questions about the independence of the judiciary in Albania.

“We are dismayed by the decision of the Tirana District Court to acquit the two defendants who stood trial on charges related to the deaths of three civilian protestors on January 21, 2011,” the embassy said.

“Regrettably, today’s verdict has undermined confidence in the ability and willingness of the Albanian judicial system to deliver justice in an impartial, transparent manner,” it added.

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