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Albania News:

Berisha's government for private family interest


Posted on Saturday, January 10 @ 10:21:40 PST by classiclady

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  • G99: Albania's application for EU membership - the due homework of the government

    International community in unified position: Berisha's government for private family interest


    The last debate between the Prime Minister Berisha and the local representatives of the international
    Olta Xhacka
    community over the authoritarian tendencies of the Albanian governance is reconfirming to all the Albanians that the Prime Minister of this country is failing to lead this country according to the necessary democratic conditions for our euro-Atlantic integration.

    The last report of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom published at the end of December of last year clearly pinpoints the international position over Prime Minister Berisha and the opinion that he has not only stayed stagnant in his authoritarian stance but moreover he is heavily investing in usurping all the state institutions and widening nepotism practices as well as centralizing the economic power, stepping over all democratic principles of governance.

    - According to this report after 18 years of transition under the government of Sali Berisha, corruption and organized crime remain problems of considerable concerning proportions despite the empty rhetoric of high achievements in the battle against the phenomena.

    - Nepotism is frequently mentioned as one of the main problems well manifested in the family members of the Prime Minsiter and especially his daughter Argita.

    - The report underlines the persistent tendency of the government of Berisha to apply censorship over any internal source of criticism by applying unfair pressure over the media, the civil society and independent institutions.

    It is clear today that the main problems that condition the life of every simple Albanian have not changed let alone improved during the administration of Berisha. On the contrary we are still facing water and energy shortages, severe problems in our health and education sectors, and a poor infrastructure that endangers our lives.



    Even during this year we are likely to see pensioners that barely make it with their monthly revenues, teachers that protest about their salaries, land owners that receive no compensation for their property, students that receive an education that fulfills no modern standards, abandoned miners in the North galleries and many other victims of a government which is neither capable nor responsible.

    It is obvious that the Albanian reality in the eyes of the independent internationals is completely different from the version that the PM is trying to sell through his failed declarations. It is highly concerning that the lack of reforms and the conflictual relationships between Berisha and the international community, are damaging the image of Albania as a pro-western country and are also impeding the progress of our country in its integration process towards the EU.

    G99: Albania's application for EU membership - the due homework of the government

    Montenegro's application for EU membership highlights the departure of the a train toward the
    Arbi Mazniku
    EU, a train which Albania risks to miss.

    The Albanian government needs to stop saying that it aspires to become part of the EU and rather take a first step: the most basic and logic one. Its needs to announce this goal to the Europeans and the EU institutions by applying.

    Montenegro's application shows that some countries in the region have been doing their homework, have been active in foreign policy issues, as well as have shown willingness to apply during french presidency. Albania, in the mean time, lacks behind.

    Luckily, there is still hope. The political class should unanimously ask that the Albanian government applies for the candidate status within January of the upcoming year.

    We urge prime minister Berisha that at least once during his incumbency he puts his country first and his personal interests second and bring the Albanians' application for EU membership in Brussels by January of 2009. Only this way, can the application be considered in the European Council's meeting in March.

    Meanwhile, the Albanian government and its administration needs to start preparing for the process of answering the long questionnaire rather than exhaust all energies on the political campaign. Although they have not yet submitted the application, Serbia and Montenegro have the answers of the voluminous questionnaire ready. As citizens of this country, we cannot allow that Albania remains hostage of the prime minister's empty rhetoric who is all talk and no work. The application for EU membership requires work, standards, and real reforms rather than expensive television spots and electoral riots.

    These two articles are published first at G99 website.
Published by ACLIS Jan 10, 2009

 
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