Home Page
 
News 14 Nov 12

Albania Police Chief Arrested for Corruption

The Interior Ministry on Monday announced the arrest of a police chief in Gjirokastra, accused of taking bribes from a businessman.

Besar Likmeta
BIRN
Tirana

Miklovan Kararaj, 26, head of the anti-corruption unit in the Gjirokastra police department, was detained after being accused of soliciting €10,000 from a businessman, the ministry said.

The authorities were “investigating other officers, suspecting that they may be involved in corrupt practices,” it added.

According to the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, Albania ranks as one of the most corrupt countries in Europe.

The corruption perception survey, published by the Tirana-based Institute of Development Research Alternatives, IDRA, in 2012 noted that the police are perceived as corrupt by 66 per cent of the public.

The same survey found that slight less than half of the public trusted the police as an institution.

According to the survey, 28.4 per cent of the public declared they had witnessed at least one corrupt transaction involving a policeman while 8.2 per cent said a policeman had asked them to pay a bribe.

Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Headlines:

vucic-announces-trump-s-serbian-visit-for-2018-09-21-2017
21 Sep 17

Trump Hint at Serbian Visit Wows Serbia's Vucic

Serbian President claims Donald Trump will visit Belgrade in 2018, after Trump reportedly told Aleksandar Vucic that he thought such a visit would be 'a good idea'.

21 Sep 17

EU Reminds Serbia to Respect Media Freedom

Premium Selection

refugee-experts-downplay-romania-s-migrant-crisis--09-19-2017
20 Sep 17

Refugee Experts Downplay Romania’s Migrant ‘Crisis’

Despite reports of a new migration route opening up on the Black Sea, Romanian authorities and international organizations say scare stories have no basis in reality.

albanians-query-wisdom-of-slimmed-down-government-09-18-2017
19 Sep 17

Albanians Query Wisdom of Slimmed-Down Government

Edi Rama has honoured pledges to cut bureaucracy by radically trimming the size of the cabinet – but some fear the new ‘super-ministries are taking on more than they can handle.

18 Sep 17

Wine Lovers’ Paradise in Vibrant Zupa Region

Latest News from the Balkans

21 Sep 17

EU Reminds Serbia to Respect Media Freedom