The government presented on Monday the national online anti-corruption platform, at an event supported by the OSCE Presence in Albania and the UNDP. Prime Minister Edi Rama said that citizens can use the portal anonymously to denounce cases of corruption and even attach relevant documents. He said that the government was ready for this challenge and that citizens now had a weapon in their hands to fight corruption. He invited them to support the government in the fight against corruption, and added that the government would deepen reforms, transform sectors and adopt them for a quality life for citizens on one hand, while building an anti-corruption alliance with citizens on the other. He said that all reports made by citizens in this portal, will be followed by the operational centre, as well as the Prime Minister, the respective minister and the Anti-Corruption Department, and that an official reply will be received within 30 days. In a reaction, Democratic Party (DP) Chair Lulzim Basha accused Prime Minister Edi Rama of not handling the floods situation properly. According to Basha, the government was organizing parades, while the entire country is under water. He said that Rama, instead of assisting the inhabitants affected by the floods, was giving speeches in front of cameras. According to Basha, the anti-corruption parade was disgusting since no high official was brought to justice for their corruptive affairs yet. Basha argued that this was because Rama and Meta were the symbols, shield and warranty of political corruption.
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QUESTION #11 FROM OUR SURVEYS
- A review of the literature on ACAs indicates that there is no standard approach or model when it comes to the establishment of an ACA and the definition of its mandate.
- Some ACAs have been created from scratch, while others have built on existing ombudsman offices, special units within police departments, or justice departments.
- The ACAs included in this initiative are no different. The majority of ACAs have some preventive and investigating functions, but prosecution is carried out by less than half.
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OF COUNTRIES HAVE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAWS
FROM OUR COUNTRY CROSS-ANALYSIS
The existence of anti-corruption laws is the first step in addressing corruption and creating an enabling environment for ACAs to operate effectively. Anti-corruption laws and regulations such as freedom of information, conflict of interest legislation, whistle-blower protection and financial disclosure, can facilitate the investigative and prosecution functions of ACAs.
For this reason, many countries have introduced this type of laws, as the data collected highlights. This may appear encouraging for the seemingly widespread existence of a comprehensive legal system in support of ACAs activities. It is however important to stress that the data presented capture the existence of the laws (“de jure” system) and not whether the laws are implemented (“de facto”).