Albania's Duty to Fight Crime, Says Heizer
Albanian Daily News
Published October 21, 2017
The international partners are closely following the case against former minister of interior, Saimir Tahiri, who stands accused of being connected to drug trafficking. Speaking from Shkodra, the Hungarian Ambassador to Albania, Antal Heizer said that the process is being monitored step by step, emphasizing the responsibility of the country in the fight against crime as one of the 5 criteria to be met for European integration.
"Criminality is one of the 5 big steps that Albanian politics must take. We are closely monitoring everything that is happening, but it is your country's duty to take responsibility and to fight this issue. It is not our duty to offer solutions, this is up to you," said the ambassador.
The Hungarian ambassador confirmed that the diplomatic headquarters in Tirana are closely following the process.
"I praise the steps taken regarding the vetting system. It's natural that immediate success cannot be achieved, as it requires time, but I can say that it's a good start. Vetting takes time, but it will happen. It is not just something the internationals want, but something that must be done. It is in the interest of every citizen," concluded the ambassador. The ambassador made this statement during the commemoration of Hungary Day in Shkodra.