Edi Rama’s corrupt Albanian government – OpEd – Eurasia Review
The backbone of Albania’s shattered economy is the autocratic leadership of Edi Rama who has turned his country into a hotbed of organized criminal activity and clandestine deals that harm national interests. The same criminal groups used active measures to purchase ballots and bribing voters just weeks before Parliament elections took place on April 25, 2021, bolstering the popularity of the Socialist Party of Albania and ensuring that Edi Rama remains in power.
Although OSCE representatives on the ground have expressed concerns about the poor standard of these elections, and the majority of citizens have succumbed to misery and poverty (over the past eight years); a number of Western embassies in Tirana rushed to congratulate the outgoing Prime Minister and tacitly encourage him to continue his strategy of harboring organized crime, by pledging Albanian territory, including oil and gas reserves. gas (of undetermined size) to companies affiliated to the EU, in order to demonstrate that it was he who ensured the opening of negotiations with the EU. Edi Rama uses all the dirty tricks, just like North Macedonia, by diverting the attention of international authorities and continues to avoid meeting the 15 point criteria and ignores the Copenhagen principles.
Rama’s gold rush is simply encouraged by the current economic crisis that has torn apart Albania, with these negotiations Rama hopes to get more money donated by Brussels and aspires to bypass the president’s role in ratifying everything agreement with the European Union. Albania’s problems are clearly highlighted on page 60 of the EU’s main document which sets out the roadmap for this long and complex negotiating process.
The administration of Albania’s foreign policy and the reappearance of corrupt diplomats in public opinion with their statements, among them Fatos Tarifa, Artur kuko and beer lover Ilir Boçka (well known for its bank accounts in Cyprus); cared for by Edi Rama, are further reasons why the country is in ruins.
In addition, Albania’s position and relations with its neighboring countries undermine its national sovereignty and its maritime borders. In this context, what are the principles of the political agreement with Greece and why is Edi Rama keeping this document out of public view?
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias clearly had Speak clearly in a radio interview who:
A political agreement to address the delimitation of exclusive economic zones between Greece and Albania before the International Court of Justice in The Hague has been concluded since October 2020. “
From this primordial declaration made by Minister Dendias raise the following questions to which Edi Rama must answer:
1. What is this agreement?
2. What is the content of such a bilateral agreement?
3. Why was this agreement not made public, to be known to all Albanians, because the territory of Albania is not the property of Edi Rama?
4. What prevented Tirana from making such an important bilateral agreement public?
5. In addition to Edi Rama and the executive branch, was there any participation of other constitutional institutions, if so, what was their contribution to this agreement?
6. Has there been a series of consultations with representatives of civil society, historians, experts in maritime disputes and experts in international law?
7. What role did the negotiating teams play in drafting this agreement with Greece?
8. When, were and who signed this agreement?
9. Who approved this agreement?
10. Where is such an important agreement deposited?
A correction of course is immediately necessary for the Rama government with regard to bilateral negotiations with Athens. There is no doubt that underhand tactics and an ongoing dialogue shrouded in secrecy will make matters worse in a very short time. Transparency is essential for the negotiations to be effective and to have a lasting impact for both nations. A complete answer and transparency are an obligation for Edi Rama, he cannot avoid answering these questions, because the maritime borders of Albania are threatened and this strip of water is not the back pond. -court of Rama.