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Brussels and London defend Altin Duman after the attacks of the enemies of the Justice Reform, the internationals call on SPAK prosecutors to crush corruption in Albania

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After the United States of America, Great Britain and the European Union have encouraged the Special Prosecutor's Office (SPAK). The latter two days ago received another support from the Americans regarding the fight against corruption. It was the coordinator for Global Anti-Corruption at the US Department of State, Richard Nephew, who visited our country, while he had meetings with SPAK prosecutors, representatives of the High Inspectorate for Declaration and Control of Assets (ILDKPKI). , as well as representatives of the Public Procurement Agency. As for the visit to SPAK, he saw closely the "mountain" of files that were on the floor and tables. The official of DASH has made it clear to the head of SPAK, Altin Dumani, that he should not be afraid of political pressure. But this was not the only message of support for prosecutors and special judges, as Brussels and London have also given one. The Ambassador of the European Union in Tirana, Silvio Gonzato, as he participated yesterday in the seminar on "Common Justice" organized by "Friends of Europe", emphasized that the irreversibility of the justice reform is and should be the main goal of all actors included in it. "Reforms are difficult and have their enemies. We should not be naive. Corruption is a widespread social phenomenon and if institutions are not strengthened and everyone plays their role, there is a risk of failure. Our aim must be the irreversibility of the reform. Civil society clearly plays an important role here - constantly monitoring, reporting and advocating for the reform," said diplomat Gonzato.

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Meanwhile, the British ambassador in Tirana, Alastair King-Smith, came out openly in support of SPAK and the justice reform. Speaking to those present at the party organized by the embassy in honor of the official birthday of King Charles III of Great Britain, Ambassador King-Smith during his welcoming speech emphasized corruption in the country, and according to him, the latter should be uprooted once and for all. "In the coming years, Albania will fulfill its full potential only if you participate in a joint effort to root out corruption, strengthen your democratic institutions and bring criminals to justice," declared diplomat Alastair King-Smith. Below, the "SOT" newspaper is enriching a part of the speech of the ambassador of the EU, Silvio Gonzato, and that of Great Britain in Tirana, Alastair King-Smith.

Here is part of Ambassador Gonzato's speech

The irreversibility of justice reform must be our goal. For this, strong independent judicial institutions are needed, where civil society plays its full role. Renewal of membership in these institutions is key and Parliament must ensure that new members provide the necessary guarantees in terms of independence and professionalism. The European Union certainly plays a role in justice reforms in Albania and the Western Balkans. We must not forget that justice reforms have been driven in the region by the commitment of countries to advance the rule of law as an integral part of their ambition to join the European Union. But when the EU sets high standards, it also takes responsibility to stand by the countries/institutions and help them. Achieving these standards in a sustainable manner is part of our ambitions. We help through various financial programs (technical assistance, budget support, but also support for civil society, like this one), but also by closely monitoring developments and accompanying them through intensive political dialogue. We publish annual country reports and now, we have review reports on the "negotiation chapters", while soon we will also publish the first "Rule of Law Reports", similar to those of the EU member states. Please take a look. I invite all CSOs to be our partners in advocating for the identified priorities and monitoring their implementation. In addition, recently, a new instrument has been added to advance reforms, including those of the rule of law: the Reform and Growth Agenda (Growth Plan), offering a balanced and fair approach based on conditions and allowances. This can also be a source of inspiration for your advocacy and continuity, EU integration is a goal, but it is also a process that involves radical changes, which involve almost every sector of our societies. Such deep reforms, and justice reform is one of them, cannot survive long and bring lasting results without the involvement of the whole society. I emphasize this tirelessly when I address civil society, but also within the framework of parliamentary work and multi-party agreements. This year Europe Week was about EU values ??such as inclusiveness, diversity and human rights. Civil society is the driving force for all these values, civil society is a key factor of change in these areas. So we need you not only to monitor and criticize, but, all together, to promote, support and protect these values.

Here is a part of the speech of the British ambassador in Tirana, Alastair King-Smith

We will help you boost regional connectivity and invest in rail and infrastructure so that you and everyone across the Western Balkans can easily travel, trade and do business with each other. We will support our excellent border security cooperation, strengthen your cyber defenses and carry out more joint operations between our police forces, prosecutors and intelligence agencies to keep citizens safe. But while there are also many external threats, Albania's biggest challenge, as it continues on its Euro-Atlantic path, most likely comes from within. In the coming years, Albania will only fulfill its full potential if you participate in a joint effort to root out corruption, strengthen your democratic institutions and bring criminals to justice. To all parliamentarians, officials, politicians and other partners, I am pleased this evening to see so many representatives of the judiciary, independent institutions and civil society gathered together. The UK will always stand with you as you promote democracy, freedom and the rule of law. One of my proudest achievements was seeing how quickly our British Chamber of Commerce has become a dynamic contributor to Albania's future. Not only helping us to continue the significant growth of bilateral trade and investment every year. But guaranteeing scholarships for young people in the north to study in Albanian and British universities, partnering with us to guarantee employment opportunities and helping to set standards of integrity in business. And my final word of thanks goes to my entire team at the British Embassy; without your unstinting dedication, none of these achievements would be possible.

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