Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Next target anti-corruption in the Balkans, is Tirana
Albanian opposition has called people in a mass demonstration for the fall of Prime Minister Sali Berisha
On 21 January, Tirana will face a revolt by the Albanian opposition warned, that in "the name of the people" would seek to topple the government of premier Sali Berisha. Cause is a video broadcast by a former minister to the current deputy prime minister of Albania, who is accused of corruption by public funds. But the deterioration of the situation, continued in the Albanian Parliament, when Prime Minister Berisha, with a dictionary at all offense, accusing top officials of the opposition as members of "Communist crime related".
A similar scene happened a few years ago, when former opposition leader Sali Berisha, sought to remove the government of Fatos Nano in 2003, occupying the Prime Ministry Building, but Washington on the diplomatic way, banned violent revolt. What I feel is the revolt, in the name of government corruption with public funds may be returned, as an instability for the entire country, and this fact, it seems that Prime Minister Sali Berisha, easy to submit, before the Albanian opposition demand, the which requires the country into early elections.
The point is this, how capable will appear NATO and regional security institutions, including OSCE and EU, to control the situation could escalate and that no influence outside the borders of Albania? Experience has shown that the uncontrolled Albania, has a direct impact on the Albanians to wear with Kosovo and Macedonia, which may also show signs instability in their countries.
But one thing is known, that those USA and European officials, have advised Tirana, be shown the demonstrations that governs attentive to the opposition, but at the same time reminding officials in Tirana, Albania is a sovereign country and should respect the bilateral agreements NATO, OSCE and EU. It is this fact that the inclusion of Albanian officials not only from government but also by the opposition, in massive corruption syndrome, can cause a deterioration of the situation as a result of "popular anger layers involved in this anti-government revolt".