News 11 Dec 12

Albania's New Prosecutor Vows to Tackle Crime

Adriatik Llalla started work as Albania’s new general prosecutor on Monday after MPs from the ruling Democratic Party voted him into office on Friday.

Besar Likmeta
BIRN
Tirana
Adriatik Llalla

“I was trusted to lead this institution … and will fulfill the duties subscribed in law,” Llalla said at the ceremonial handover from his predecessor, Ina Rama.

“During my mandate I will motivate the prosecutor's office to fight crime and  corruption without compromise," he added.

Rama, meanwhile, thanked her staff for the difficult work they had done over the last five years and called for the prosecution office to remain independent of politics.

“You work has shown responsibility and we have set some standards,” Rama said. “I hope that the prosecutor’s office will remain independent and free from political influence.”

Llalla was voted in on Friday evening with 75 votes in favour in parliament, and 54 MPs, from the Socialist opposition, abstaining.

A former head of the High Inspectorate for the  Discloser and Audit of Assets, HIDAA, Llalla was nominated as the new prosecutor by President Bujar Nishani on December 3.

A former prosecutor, he served before as deputy head of Tirana’s prosecutor’s office before heading the assets disclosure agency.

Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Headlines:

bosnian-serbs-rush-to-finalise-disputed-referendum-09-23-2016
23 Sep 16

Bosnian Serbs Rush to Finalise Disputed Referendum

Officials in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska are finalising preparations to hold their controversial referendum but the apparent haste has been causing confusion, while a boycott by Bosniaks seems certain.

23 Sep 16

Putin Meets Dodik On Eve of Bosnia Referendum

23 Sep 16

Tony Blair Winds up Operations in Albania

23 Sep 16

War Talk Grips Balkans Ahead of Bosnia Vote

Premium Selection

bosnian-serbs-rush-to-finalise-disputed-referendum-09-23-2016
23 Sep 16

Bosnian Serbs Rush to Finalise Disputed Referendum

Officials in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska are finalising preparations to hold their controversial referendum but the apparent haste has been causing confusion, while a boycott by Bosniaks seems certain.

ricardo-gutierrez-state-of-macedonia-media-worst-in-balkans--09-23-2016
23 Sep 16

Ricardo Gutierrez: State of Macedonia Media ‘Worst in Balkans’

The General Secretary of the European Federation of Journalists, EFJ, says the outlook for press freedom in Macedonia is depressing, condemning the incarceration of the journalist Zoran Bozinovski.

23 Sep 16

War Talk Grips Balkans Ahead of Bosnia Vote

22 Sep 16

Putin Hosts Dodik Ahead of Bosnia Serb Vote

21 Sep 16

Tara Mountain, a True Touch of Nature