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HRW document links minister to KLA probe. Albania prosecutors sequester funds linked to gambling enterprise. Socialist leader warns that his party might boycott local elections. US calls for compromise over political standoff.
A Human Rights Watch document says that Albania’s Minister of Interior Lulzim Basha investigated KLA crimes in northern Albania while he worked for UNMIK.
Albania’s prosecutor has sequestered €140,000 from the brother-in-law of the Minister of Integration, as part of a probe into a gambling den linked with Italian mafia.
Socialist leader Edi Rama warns that if the ruling majority does not approve the investigative commission for the June 2009, parliamentary elections, his party won’t participate in the May 2011 local elections.
US undersecretary of state Tom Countryman calls for a compromise in Albania’s political standoff over the June 2009 parliamentary elections.
Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
To keep its reform policy credible for investors, the government must find common ground with the IMF and look for a new arrangement, experts say.