President Meta through a social media announcement has declared that today a foreign embassy in Tirana has threatened President Tedi Blushi’s spokesman for a status on his social network Facebook.
According to Meta spokesman Blushi was told that it had 30 minutes to delete the status, otherwise there would be consequences.
“Yes, my spokesman, Mr. Tedi Blushi has been threatened on behalf of a foreign Embassy in Tirana, to wipe a post made this morning due to the task within 30 minutes.
“I requested immediate investigation,”the president writes./abcnews.al
In a statement to the media, Nishani stated that the focus has been the issue of the Constitutional Court.
“Assault on the constitution, disrupting the constitutional balance between the country’s institutions and severe barbaric stroke to the Constitution and Justice Reform with the latest act that happened with the constitutional court ”,said Nishani .
“The issue of the Venice Commission is an issue that has no political justification as Venice has made its recommendations in the case of Justice Reform, on their basis is written the Constitution of the state.
In this case there are 3 issues that need no interpretation but implementation.
The court is made up of 9 members, 3 by the President, 3 by Parliament and 3 by the Supreme Court.
They are clear issues and there is need for interpretation but implementation, ”the former President said.
Nishani further stated that he does not believe that the President is under pressure but during the conversation were revealed shocked facts about the capture of the justice system.
Nishani commented on the issue of the dissolution of the Parliament and the dismissal of Besnik Muçi.
The issue of early elections and the dissolution of parliament have not been in our discussion.
It is up to the Constitutional Court to make the decision and in my judgment this Parliament should not operate.
“I believe Muçi’s reasoning is correct, as a prosecutor he does no longer exists. We’re talking about the process.
In this particular case we are talking that not every individual enters into vetting” , said the former President.
Former President Bujar Nishani arrived a few minutes ago in the Presidency
Nishani’s meeting with Meta comes as part of the meetings that Meta has called with the former Presidents of the Republic, because of the political crisis in the country, more emphasized by the case of the Constitutional Court.
While we expect a press release from Nishan to provide more details about the conversation with Meta.
Yesterday, Meta held a meeting with Sali Berisha. /abcnews.al
The Special Appeals Panel today dismissed Besnik Muçin, which was also decreed as a member of the Constitutional Court.
In the announced decision, The KPA says Muçi has made false declarations of wealth at the same time affecting public confidence.
The KPA also says that Muçi has contacts with inappropriate persons.
Muci was present at the session.
In a statement to the media after the decision, Mucci said he does not recognize the decision of the KPA because it has no jurisdiction over members of the Constitutional Court.
“Now I am trying to analyze the decision of the KPA. The Panel cannot extend its powers to the Constitutional Court. That means, that in the moment I swore to the President I lost the status of prosecutor.
The college had no jurisdiction over my case. At the moment my duty as a prosecutor is over , I’m no longer a subject, the KPA has no jurisdiction over the member of the Constitutional Court, ”said Muçi.
At the last session the parties reached the final conclusions. The Public Commissioner did not rebound his request after the KPC’s decision to remove Muçi from the system, while the former prosecutor demanded that the KPC’s decision be upheld . / abcnews.al
The president, Ilir Meta, is rumored to have made a phone call Wednesday with State Department special envoy for the Balkans Matthew Palmer.
Sources for abcnews.al tells that the focus of the conversation has been the clashes for the Constitutional Court and the political situation in Albania as well as the oath before the president of the 8-SPAK prosecutors.
Meanwhile, the US Embassy has confirmed the internal call between Meta and Palmer./abcnews.al
European center-right parties are unanimously seeking a resolution to the deep political crisis through dialogue between the SP and the opposition and the adoption of an electoral reform that paves the way for free and fair elections in Albania.
10 points of the EPP Resolution on Albania:
Resolution of the European People’s Party Congress.
European People’s Party:
The European People’s Party is the main political force in Europe that has the largest group of MEPs in the European Parliament,EU leaders like European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen,, leaders of the major states and governments in Europe,including German Chancellor Angela Merkel ,Croatia’s prime minister assuming the EU presidency in January 2020,heads of governments of Austria, Ireland, Romania, Norway, Hungary etc./abcnews.al
The US Embassy has reacted after the clash of the Constitutional Court by making another suggestion.
In its response, the embassy says the parties cannot make contrary interpretations and according to this the isssue should be referred to the Venice Commission.
In the absence of an appropriate legal institution, who could decide on the opposite interpretations, United States supports bringing the matter to the Venice Commission, as a competent and impartial third party, for his legal opinion.
We also urge the opposing parties to respect the legal opinion of the Venice Commission.
Moving in this direction would be fully in line with the European aspirations of the country ”, says the embassy in its press release.
There has been a sharp clash between the Presidency and the majority in recent days regarding the decision about Constitutional Court, where both sides accuse each other of seizing the system.
Earlier, a similar suggestion was made by the Italian ambassador to Tirana, Alberto Cutillo./abcnews.al
DP leader Lulzim Basha meets with newly elected European People’s Party President Donald Tusk.
Basha says on social networks he discussed with Tusk his determination to fight for the fulfillment of all obligations Albania has for the opening of negotiations.
Lulzim Basha’s full statement:
I had the pleasure of talking and wishing success to the new President of the European People’s Party, Donald Tusk, a tremendous supporter of Albania and Albanians on the path to EU integration.
I discussed with President Tusk my determination to fight hard to fulfill all the obligations that our country has for opening the negotiations and to persuade skeptical countries with the results of our work as we did for NATO membership and visa liberalization.
I found the full support of President Tusk to help us in this process of radical transformation of our country, setting in Albania the standards of the European Union , free and fair elections, the functioning of law, equality before the law, the fight against corruption, the separation of politics from crime and economic development.
President Tusk stressed out that in a political battle, truth and determination will triumph over fake news, manipulation and hatred, while expressing his commitment to help Albania telling its truths away from propaganda.
The President of EPP has welcomed my invitation to visit our country soon./abcnews.al
In charge of US Labor in Albania, Leyla Moses-Ones has delivered important messages today about the political situation but not only in Albania.
Moses-Ones participated in the conference “Economic Empowerment of People with Disabilities” of the Albanian Foundation for the Rights of People with Disabilities.
The diplomat emphasized the law, saying that the gap must be bridged between what is written on paper and what actually exists.
“Firstly, i want to point out the Government of Albania to ensure that the appropriate legislation is written and enforceable. Protecting the rights of people with disabilities is an effort that should transcend party lines and unite officials in a common cause.
Secondly, I urge you as individuals to ensure that people with disabilities are given the same opportunities at work or at leisure – like the rest of society.
Be proactive – consider how to make your businesses and workplaces more accessible to people with disabilities.
Think about how your hiring practices can be adapted to give people with disabilities equal employment opportunities and equal opportunities to be trained, to learn and to contribute to Albania’s progress ”, concluded Leyla Moses-Ones./abcnews.al
In a statement to the media, Berisha dropped serious accusations against the head of the KLP Gent Ibrahimi and the head of the KED, Ardian Dvorani.
According to Berisha, they are serving to the government to seize the justice system.
Excerpts from Berisha’s speech:
I want to emphasize that media have an important role to play, because had rightly curved more than anything else in these 4 years at least 20 times more judicial reform than EU integration.
I only ask one question to Albanian and to the foreign in total of 320 judges, the one who violated the SP or DP meetings is just one, Ardian Dvorani mobster at SP meetings.
This militant judge has been blocking reforms for 2 years, integration for 2 years .Who can vote for a country that has no Supreme and Constitutional Courts?
So they held him hostage for two years until they brought Dvorani to be a leadership.
Is there a bigger insult for a country and what reform is it when the constitution defines taxation than any place for a constitutional court will be filled by having candidates giving them choices?
What the Capo Mafia does that turns the KED into a real cave?
Brings instead of 12 candidacies 4 and divides them 3 by 3 by repeating them in lists. Mechanization was just one of finding slaves who could obey us.
I have heard in the media but maybe also from the party that say that the President will apprehend the court that it is itself at trial.
Venice in the last opinion expresses the opposite.
Parliament will do everything in its power to bring its position to justice./abcnews.al