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    But the following Sunday on seeing them she smiled with the kindly smile of a woman who understood their shyness and she asked What are you doing here Are you watching the grass grow Luc cheered up smiled P raps She continued It s not growing fast is it He answered still laughing Not exactly She went on But when she came back with her pail full of milk she stopped before them and said Want some It will remind you of home She had perhaps instinctively guessed and touched the right spot Both were moved Then not without difficulty she poured some milk into the bottle in which they had brought their wine Luc started to drink carefully watching lest he should take more than his share Then he passed the bottle to Jean She stood before them her hands on her hips her pail at her feet enjoying the pleasure that she was giving them Then she went on saying Well bye bye until next Sunday For a long time they watched her tall form as it receded in the distance blending with the background and finally disappeared The following week as they left the barracks Jean said to Luc Don t you think we ought to buy her something good They were sorely perplexed by the problem of choosing something to bring to the dairy maid Luc was in favor of bringing her some chitterlings but Jean who had a sweet tooth thought that candy would be the best thing He won and so they went to a grocery to buy two sous worth of red and white candies This time they ate more quickly than usual excited by anticipation Jean was the first one to notice her There she is he said and Luc answered Yes there she is She smiled when she saw them and cried Well how are you to day They both answered together All right How s everything with you Then she started to talk of simple things which might interest them of the weather of the crops of her masters They didn t dare to offer their candies which were slowly melting in Jean s pocket Finally Luc growing bolder murmured Watch the latest videos on YouTube com We have brought you something She asked Let s see it Then Jean blushing to the tips of his ears reached in his pocket and drawing out the little paper bag handed it to her She began to eat the little sweet dainties The two soldiers sat in front of her moved and delighted At last she went to do her milking and when she came back she again gave them some milk They thought of her all through the week and often spoke of her The following Sunday she sat beside them for a longer time The three of them sat there side by side their eyes looking far away in the distance their hands clasped over their knees and they told

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    sought by extremist groups and said SP leader Edi Rama joined those groups in opposing the treaty and therefore bears some responsibility for this decision 5 C Responding to the Court s decision Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ilir Meta affirmed the government s respect for the Court s decision and the GOA s intention to respond to the Court s arguments once the full decision is released Further clarification on the sea borders with Greece and Montenegro remains a high priority for the GOA as it is a step towards Albania s EU membership according to Meta Meta also commented on the importance of Greek Albanian relations saying Greece remains one of the principal supporters of Albania s European integration and visa liberalization processes Meta also cited the almost 1 million Albanians who live in Greece and Greece s firm support for Albania s NATO membership 6 C Comment Last spring it seemed the Greeks and Albanians had ironed out all their differences With the visit of then PM Karamanlis and the signing of the sea and cemetery agreements it seemed a new day had dawned Ten months later with one agreement declared unconstitutional and the other not ratified the two sides appear to be back where they where they were before suspicious and untrusting of one another yet needing one another as well The Court s 9 0 ruling is a rare show of harmony in this otherwise rabidly partisan political environment Numerous observers have told Post that the GOA was caught off guard by the public backlash against the treaty and may have nudged the Constitutional Court towards rejecting the treaty as a way of limiting the domestic political damage while at the same time saving face with Greece Vikelidis was clearly miffed during the meeting and his tone was ominous as he pointed out that Albania still needs Greece for many things it is trying to achieve How this will play out is uncertain right now but it seems that the Albanian Greek relationship is back to where it usually is tense and complicated WITHERS US embassy cable 09TIRANA812 BERISHA VS RAMA NO END IN SIGHT Identifier 09TIRANA812 Origin Embassy Tirana Created 2009 12 18 15 00 00 Classification Tags PREL PGOV PINS KDEM PHUM AL VZCZCXYZ0024 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHTI 0812 01 3521500 ZNY CCCCC ZZH CCY ADXF0DF2C MSI5134 623 P 181500Z DEC 09 FM AMEMBASSY TIRANA TO RUEHC SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8687 INFO RUEHZL EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY RUEAIIA CIA WASHDC PRIORITY RHEFDIA DIA WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RHEHAAA NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RUEKJCS SECDEF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RUEHNO USMISSION USNATO PRIORITY 3605 RUEHVEN USMISSION USOSCE PRIORITY 2549 C O N F I D E N T I A L TIRANA 000812 SIPDIS C O R R E C T E D C O P Y GARBLED TEXT E O 12958 DECL 12 18 2019 TAGS PREL PGOV PINS KDEM PHUM AL SUBJECT BERISHA VS RAMA NO END IN SIGHT Classified By BY CDA DEBORAH A JONES REASONS 1 4 b AND d 1 C SUMMARY After three weeks of increasingly sharp rhetoric and provocative actions neither Prime Minister Berisha nor opposition Socialist Party SP Chairman Edi Rama appear willing to enter into dialogue with one another or to extend any kind of olive branch in an effort to end the current political impasse On the contrary both sides appear to believe that they are winning and see concessions or dialogue as unnecessary or signs of weakness In the past week rhetoric and threatened actions have only intensified with the GOA increasing pressure on prominent businessmen closely tied to Rama and threatening impeachment proceedings against him and Rama threatening to continue demonstrations into to 2010 leading to Berisha s removal from office It is still unclear at this point whether either Rama or Berisha have a real strategy going forward or whether both are simply improvising tactics as they go along with no clear goal in mind Although the political stalemate appears likely to continue for the foreseeable future most observers discount the possibility of political violence or civil unrest END SUMMARY Both Sides Upping the Ante 2 C Almost immediately following the SP s November 20 demonstration at which the SP first began calling for early elections PM Berisha ordered his Democratic Party to sharpen political rhetoric at all levels in its verbal attacks on the SP led by the PM himself who in a fiery speech in Parliament named numerous SP MPs and SP linked businessmen as members of a builders mafia At the same time the GOA has put pressure on many of Rama s major financial backers through stricter enforcement of tax and building codes including the partial demolition by construction authorities of a building owned by the brother of an SP MP NOTE The GOA claims that the structure was built illegally END NOTE On December 8 the GOA staged a large rally ostensibly to mark the 19th anniversary of the founding of the student movement that eventually toppled the communist government in 1991 However DP MPs told PolOff that the primary goal of the rally was to show GOA resolve in the face of SP protests and calls for early elections and prove to the SP that the DP GOA could itself stage large rallies in Tirana 3 C For its part the SP has also upped the ante in recent weeks largely dropping previous calls for opening contested ballot boxes from the parliamentary elections and instead calling for early elections and vowing to topple the Berisha government via these early elections The new SP motto in recent weeks has become Open the Boxes or Leave The SP has also sharpened its rhetoric against PM Berisha in recent weeks engaging in a tit for tat exchange of petty insults and charges of corruption with the DP On December 14 Rama told an SP rally in Durres that SP protests will continue into 2010 leading to Berisha s removal from office presumably via early elections The SP boycott of parliament now in its fourth month shows no sign of ending soon with observers from all sides telling PolOff that the boycott could easily last for many more months if not until the 2011 local elections During a December 9 meeting with Ambassador Withers Rama expressed the view that the SP s boycott and protest strategy was becoming increasingly effective in putting pressure on the PM 4 C During a December 16 meeting with PolOff Erion Veliaj head of the SP allied G 99 party and very close to Rama told PolOff that GOA efforts to pressure Rama s financial backers are taking a toll claiming that Rama s finances were drying up as SP linked businesses pull back support However Veliaj added Berisha s attacks had also convinced Rama that the boycott and protest strategy was gaining traction with Rama believing that Berisha s steadfast refusal to open the ballot boxes means Berisha has something to hide Veliaj said that even if Berisha were to make real concessions at this point Rama would likely press ahead with demonstrations and stronger calls for early elections in the belief that the SP has no other option But to What End 5 C What Rama actually hopes to achieve from his boycott and protest strategy remains unclear Rama and his supporters continue to claim as they have from the beginning that the boycott and demonstrations will continue until the GOA agrees to numerous demands including opening contested ballot boxes from the parliamentary elections in order to fully investigate alleged electoral fraud The GOA for its part says it will meet any and all SP demands except the opening of ballot boxes claiming that to do so is illegal a view ODIHR informally agrees with COMMENT The SP claims of fighting for transparency are almost certainly disingenuous Numerous sources have told PolOff that opening the boxes would likely prove nothing but would in fact expose many minor irregularities such as missing voter signatures from some voter lists that while having no effect on the election outcome would serve to cast doubt on the election results and back up SP claims that the parliament elected in June is illegitimate The sad fact is that much if not most electoral fraud committed during the parliamentary elections was done via SP DP collusion at the expense of the smaller parties Observers from all sides including the SP have told PolOff that the SP cannot expose serious DP electoral fraud without also implicating itself and that the call to open the ballot boxes is little more than a red herring END COMMENT 6 C Former Foreign Minister and SP MP Kastriot Islami a critic of Rama s told PolOff that Rama has two goals to try and take power via early elections and or find a way of strengthening his position as he approaches what is certain to be a tough re election campaign for Mayor of Tirana in 2011 DP MP Ilir Rusmajli agreed in part with Islami s assessment saying that calls for early elections are mainly red meat to fire up the SP base and that Rama has no reasonable expectation of ever actually getting to early elections Rusmajli claimed Rama s main goal is to obstruct the work of the parliament and create a crisis atmosphere in order to damage DP election prospects in 2011 Islami lamented to PolOff on December 15 that no matter Rama s real goals whether early elections or a stronger position for 2011 or both no one be they the international community or PM Berisha can or will deliver on them meaning Rama will either push harder and risk a more dangerous political crisis to achieve them or face an embarrassing defeat 7 C It is also unclear what Berisha s goals and strategy are at this point Numerous sources have told PolOff that since the November 20 SP rally Berisha appears to be fueled by little more than rage at the SP and Rama over calls for early elections and Rama s refusal to end the boycott NOTE Berisha s reaction is all the more curious in that for nearly three months the PM largely avoided provocative language or actions in response to the SP boycott with the GOA mainly sticking to legalistic arguments as to why ballot boxes cannot be opened and avoiding the personal attacks that have figured prominently in DP rhetoric in recent weeks Nevertheless Berisha is well practiced in the art of slash and burn politics and all too often his default response to pressure is to try and destroy his opponent END NOTE DP MPs told PolOff that many in the DP believe the DP s relatively low key initial reaction to the boycott only encouraged the SP to become more aggressive in its demands Islami speculated that Berisha perhaps hopes to cut off Rama s bases of support by going after SP linked oligarchs and wealthy SP MPs in an effort to weaken Rama Rusmajli essentially confirmed this view telling PolOff that Berisha sees the SP today not as the SP of old but as a party dominated by builders and other businessmen that control Edi Rama Rusmajli speculated that Berisha was going after these businesspeople because they dominate Edi Rama Internationals To the Rescue 8 C During a December 11 dinner with PolOff and an OSCE rep two SP MPs close to Rama insisted repeatedly that the SP and DP cannot resolve this stalemate on their own and that intervention by the internationals was the only solution When asked what the SP hoped to achieve by internationalizing the dispute neither MP could answer In a separate meeting with PolOff Kastriot Islami agreed saying that Rama and some around him have deluded themselves into believing that international intervention could somehow lead to early elections or other major concessions to the SP by Berisha Islami claimed any hint of impending intervention will only cause Rama to become even more intransigent as Rama would see this as legitimizing his obstruct and boycott campaign Little Fear of Violence but Political Stalemate Continues 9 C Observers on all sides dismissed fears of widespread civil disorder or violence resulting from the political standoff Both Rusmajli and Islami told PolOff that Rama s ability to cause instability is limited in that SP actions and protests are not gaining any following outside of the SP base Both agreed however that continued demonstrations and the boycott could cause an ongoing political crisis and stalemate In recent weeks the SP appears to have backed off of plans to order SP led municipalities to shut down services to the public out of fear of public backlash or possible criminal prosecution And so far none of the oft rumored provocations by the SP in hopes of prompting an overreaction by the GOA or police have come to pass Nevertheless with neither side willing to ratchet back rhetoric and SP demonstrations taking place nearly daily it would only take one incident to potentially touch off a physical confrontation between the two parties COMMENT Albania s Two Man Political System 10 C The current standoff is an unfortunate but predictable result of the Electoral Code passed nearly one year ago which effectively sidelined nearly all of Albania s smaller political parties and created a de facto two party system But because Rama and Berisha so dominate their respective parties Albania has become in effect less a two party than a two man political system with the entire structure held hostage by the whims and emotions of Sali Berisha and Edi Rama 11 C COMMENT CONT D At this point neither side appears willing either to ratchet back tensions or make the first effort towards real dialogue Although it is unclear whether either Berisha or Rama have any real long term strategy both appear to believe that they are winning and thus see no need for concessions or dialogue It is possible that after a few more weeks of flailing away at each other both Rama and Berisha will get winded and become more open to finding a resolution although the opposite case that tensions will continue to go only higher with both sides escalating the dispute is probably just as likely at least in the short to mid term In a recent development Foreign Minister and leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration LSI Ilir Meta said publicly on December 17 that a meeting between Berisha and Rama would be positive We do know that Meta has disagreed privately with the current trajectory of the political dialogue We should be under no illusions that the dispute will burn itself out anytime soon Bare knuckles politics is the Albanian norm and both sides appear at least for now to have painted themselves into respective corners via their rash actions and harsh rhetoric JONES US embassy cable 10TIRANA65 PRESIDENT TOPI PRESSURE ON INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS GROWING Identifier 10TIRANA65 Origin Embassy Tirana Created 2010 01 29 10 45 00 Classification Tags PGOV PREL PHUM PINS PINR KJUS AL VZCZCXRO1265 PP RUEHDBU RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHNP RUEHROV RUEHSL RUEHSR DE RUEHTI 0065 01 0291045 ZNY CCCCC ZZH P 291045Z JAN 10 ZDK FM AMEMBASSY TIRANA TO RUEHC SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8787 INFO RUEHZL EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY RUEHNO USMISSION USNATO PRIORITY 3609 RUEAIIA CIA WASHDC PRIORITY RUEHVEN USMISSION USOSCE PRIORITY 2553 RHEFDIA DIA WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RUCNDT USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0858 RHEHAAA NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RUEKJCS SECDEF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITYC O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 TIRANA 000065 SIPDIS E O 12958 DECL 01 26 2020 TAGS PGOV PREL PHUM PINS PINR KJUS AL SUBJECT PRESIDENT TOPI PRESSURE ON INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS GROWING Classified By Ambassador John L Withers reasons 1 4 b and d 1 C During a January 27 meeting with Ambassador Withers President Topi expressed deep concern over mounting GOA pressure on independent institutions including Office of the Prosecutor General the intelligence service the media and the courts Topi said the opposition boycott of Parliament was holding up much needed judicial reforms reforms that need 84 votes to pass in the parliament Topi also lamented the absence of a professional political opposition in Albania saying that he cannot take on the role himself Topi said his ability to mediate the ongoing political standoff between the GOA and opposition Socialist Party is limited because the ruling Democratic Party DP will not accept Topi as a mediator Ambassador Withers said he shared Topi s concerns over pressure on independent institutions He told Topi that Topi and other Albanians must stand up and speak out on Albanian democracy to a much greater extent than at present The international community can support Albanian actions but cannot speak on behalf of or in place of the Albanians themselves The Ambassador also underlined the strong U S support for the upcoming Council of Europe effort to mediate between the GOA and SP END SUMMARY Pressure on Institutions At Maximum Level 2 C President Topi opened the meeting by thanking the Ambassador for U S assistance with the floods in northern Albania Topi said that theAbassador s trip to survey lodafce ra lng with Topi had provided scooia oost to the victims of the floodn h mbassador aid the U S would look atwy oprovide futer assistance if needed C Topi saidta political pressur e on independent instituin hs reached a maximum level including inreased r essure on the Presidency itself Topi said he would continue to carefully press his message of tee importance of independent institutions Later in a quiet pull aside following the meeting Topi urged the Ambassador to meet one on one with Prosecutor General Ina Rama telling the Ambassador that Mrs Rama needs the support Nevertheless Topi said that in the absence of an active opposition he is limited in what he can do to defend independent institutions adding the President cannot play the role of the opposition Draft Intel Law a Throwback to Hoxha Era 4 C Topi echoed the Ambassador s concerns about the draft Intelligence Law adding and said the reformed intelligence service envisioned in the draft reminded him of Albania s much feared communist era Sigurimi However Topi admitted that his office has yet to receive a copy of the draft and has yet to formally review the entire law Topi said that he had done his utmost since his election to defend the independence and professionalism of the intelligence service and said he would insist on having a say on the draft bill Judicial Sector Reforms Stalled 5 C Topi said that much needed judicial sector reforms as well as key nominations to the High Court and other courts are being held up by the SP boycott of parliament Topi said that because most laws affecting the judicial sector require a 3 5 majority in the parliament passage of key reforms was impossible while the SP boycott continues Topi added that although approval of High Court judges requires only a simple majority vote he is reluctant to submit nominees for approval until the SP returns to parliament as Topi wants the SP to be part of the approval process and wants to avoid the appearance of only one party approving nominees to the High Court and Constitutional Court 6 C Topi agreed in principle to the Ambassador s suggestion that Topi form a bi partisan judicial commission that would help select the most highly qualified people to fill a number of upcoming vacancies on the High Court 2 vacancies and Constitutional Court 6 vacancies He also agreed albeit reluctantly with he Ambassador s support for TIRANA 00000065 002 OF 002 the COE proposal to facilitate discussions between the DP and SP to end the boycott which calls for the President to mediate He complained however that the DP did not want him involved but backed off a bit when the Ambassador pointed to his constitutional role in such matters 7 C COMMENT Topi echoed many of our concerns about the Intelligence Law and independent institutions but as has often happened in the past said he has little power to change the political dynamic or defend institutions against the encroachments of the PM Nevertheless Topi s concerns over political pressure being placed on the Prosecutor General and SHISH should not be discounted Topi is well connected in both institutions and he retains considerable constitutional authority over the judicial sector prosecutors and SHISH Topi has in the past at times worked effectively to protect his own interests and prerogatives in the judicial sector and SHISH although it remains to be seen whether he will be able and willing to do so this time Topi s support for a bi partisan commission to assist with the selection of judges is a positive sign and one we should encourage With so many openings on the High Court and Constitutional Court in the coming months Topi s willingness to fight along with a judicial commission that lends weight to the judicial selection process could prove key in fending off any attempt by the PM to stack the two courts with cronies As for the boycott the EU Ambassadors will demarche Topi on January 29 with a message very similar to that of the Ambassador s WITHERS del icio us Digg Comments 7 posted Benn 03 September 2011 06 30 48 US embassy cable 09TIRANA511 INTERNAL SP RUMBLINGS ON EVE OF GATHERING Identifier 09TIRANA511 Origin Embassy Tirana Created 2009 07 28 08 41 00 Classification Tags PGOV KDEM PREL AL VZCZCXRO7929 OO RUEHDBU RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHNP RUEHROV RUEHSL RUEHSR DE RUEHTI 0511 01 2090841 ZNY CCCCC ZZH O 280841Z JUL 09 FM AMEMBASSY TIRANA TO RUEHC SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8353 INFO RUEHZL EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE RUEHVEN USMISSION USOSCE IMMEDIATE 2521 RUEHNO USMISSION USNATO IMMEDIATE 3580C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 TIRANA 000511 SIPDIS DEPT FOR EUR SCE E O 12958 DECL 07 27 2019 TAGS PGOV KDEM PREL AL SUBJECT INTERNAL SP RUMBLINGS ON EVE OF GATHERING Classified By AMBASSADOR JOHN L WITHERS II FOR REASONS 1 4 b AND d 1 C Summary On July 28 in anticipation of the Central Election Commission CEC announcing the results of the last three regions Tirana Fier and Shokdra on July 27 the SP will convene to determine its next steps Mayor of Tirana and SP Party Chairman Edi Rama told Ambassador that the SP will enter Parliament but will continue to voice its deep concerns about the election process Other sources have said that in tomorrow s assembly Rama will state that the elections were irregular manipulated and the SP does not recognize their results Regardless the SP will enter Parliament i e no boycott but will press for early elections according to Rama One SP strategist said Rama made all the wrong moves in the elections but agreed that his grip on the party remains strong despite the public grumbling from some members According to another the two major reasons for the SP loss were the failure of the SP and LSI to enter a coalition together and weak candidates many of whom appeared to have only one qualification for office loyalty to Rama End summary 2 C On July 28 the SP will convene in anticipation of the the Central Election Commission s CEC certifying of the three final districts Tirana Fier and Shkoder on July 27 The other nine regions have had their results certified previously This assembly according to SP MP and strategist Ben Blushi will help determine the SP s next steps in the electoral process Blushi and most other observers Post has spoken with including Electoral College judges agree that the elections will be over on by August 1 in accordance with the Electoral Code statute that gives parties five days after all the districts are certified to appeal the distribution of the mandates by the CEC Note Albania has a regional proportional system so votes are allocated accordingly End note The assembly will open with a speech by Rama in which he will outline his plans and then a discussion will ensue and finally the SP will vote on how to move forward Usually in these sessions according to Blushi the media is present for the opening speeches and then asked to leave once they are completed however Blushi said he will urge for full media coverage throughout the meeting Note The assembly is composed of the SP MPs and representatives from the regions End note 3 C Blushi told Poloff on July 25 that the main item of discussion for the SP assembly is whether or not to not recognize the election results and or boycott the new parliament In a meeting with Ambassador on July 27 Rama said that the SP will enter Parliament but will continue to make its complaints about the process known Post has also learned that the main points of Rama s speech will be that the elections were irregular and manipulated the SP does not recognize their results but the SP will be present in Parliament i e no boycott in order to investigate the crimes of June 28 and finally the SP will demand early elections in order to restore legitimacy to the Parliament The Assembly will probably vote for whatever outcome Rama desires since according to Blushi and others Rama has installed a large majority of loyalists in the SP WE LOST THE ELECTION 4 C Speaking more generally Blushi said that the elections are over and the SP should accept its loss and move on He did not think that the appeals for Fier Berat and other regions would have had much of an impact the SP simply lost the election He cited two major reasons for the SP failure candidates and coalitions Many of the candidates the vast majority of whom were selected personally by Rama with little or no consultation were not suitable for office and their only qualification was a loyalty to Rama according to Blushi He lamented several of the so called thug or bodyguard candidates such as Tom Doshi from Shkoder and other questionable candidates in Lezhe and other areas He said that the SP cannot tolerate such individuals in its party and by doing so it has taken the party back twenty years He said Doshi told Rama that Rama cannot resign as Chairman since Doshi had invested EUR 500 000 on the election in Shkoder and he wants this money back Blushi said the money spent was to no avail 5 C While the candidates are important the main failure was in the SP s coalition according to Blushi He said Rama s unwillingness to negotiate with LSI s Ilir Meta virtually assured a defeat for the SP and the left Comment Meta also did not indicate that he was willing to negotiate TIRANA 00000511 002 OF 002 with the SP End comment As many observers have noted a combined SP LSI coalition would have won handily Blushi added that the lack of a coherent platform did not help matters either senior SP strategist Kastriot Islami agreed with this in a separate meeting and added that Rama made all the wrong moves in this election WHO WILL BE THE NEXT CHAIRMAN OF THE SP 6 C Finally Blushi said that the SP will likely convene again in August or September in order to resolve the Chairmanship issue According to SP rules if the Chairman loses an election he must resign However Blushi and others suspect that Rama may be planning to declare the elections stolen so that he will not be forced to resign his seat as Chairman since he did not lose but rather was robbed Adding some credence to this scenario is the fact that most of the assembly members were largely handpicked by him and will support whatever Rama decides Blushi demurred when asked about potential challengers to Rama however media have reported that Blushi himself former Finance Minister Arben Malaj and others may challenge Rama Blushi Malaj and others have made very public statements against Rama and the SP electoral strategy Despite these names Islami said there are no real viable candidates right now in the SP to challenge Rama and offered that former PM Fatos Nano who is vacationing in Greece is waiting for the party to self destruct For his part Rama told Ambassador that he is in no danger of being unseated as SP chairman 7 C Comment We are relieved that the option of a Parliamentary boycott appears to be off the table Such a move would have likely had very negative ramifications for the SP and Albania As the rumblings within the SP grow increasingly louder it will be interesting to see how the SP Chairmanship issue is resolved Rama seems confident about retaining this role and no serious challengers seem to have come forward to campaign against him despite the fact that more than a few SP members are pointing the finger at Rama for the SP loss His tight grip on the party may allow him to hang onto power August will continue to heat up as the SP moves forward WITHERS Reply 0 Peter 03 September 2011 06 33 05 US embassy cable 09TIRANA585 ECONOMY STILL GROWING BUT CAUTION IS KEY Identifier 09TIRANA585 Origin Embassy Tirana Created 2009 08 28 15 25 00 Classification Tags ECON EFIN EINV PGOV AL VZCZCXRO3645 PP RUEHDBU RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHNP RUEHROV RUEHSL RUEHSR DE RUEHTI 0585 01 2401525 ZNY CCCCC ZZH P 281525Z AUG 09 FM AMEMBASSY TIRANA TO RUEHC SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8426 INFO RUEHZL EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY RUEHNO USMISSION USNATO PRIORITY 3588 RUEAIIA CIA WASHDC PRIORITY RUEHVEN USMISSION USOSCE PRIORITY 2529 RHEFDIA DIA WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RUCNDT USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0839 RHEHAAA NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RUEKJCS SECDEF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITYC O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 TIRANA 000585 SIPDIS E O 12958 DECL 08 28 2019 TAGS ECON EFIN EINV PGOV AL SUBJECT ECONOMY STILL GROWING BUT CAUTION IS KEY Classified By Charge d Affaires Deborah A Jones reasons 1 4 b and d 1 SBU SUMMARY Against all odds the consensus view among economists is that the Albanian economy will post positive growth for 2009 Although the GOA s projection of 4 8 percent growth for 2009 is almost certainly too high Ministry of Finance economists privately say that the economy will nevertheless grow by 3 percent this year The IMF recently upped its forecast to 08 percent Albanian Bank Governor Ardian Fullani told journalists August 26 that Albania had withstood the worst of the financial crisis but the GOA s expansionary policies are a serious potential risk to economic stability Economists are concerned about the anticipated 2009 budget shortfall of 150 million and how Albania will fare without IMF oversight The GOA publicly projects overly optimistic budget and spending targets which may create long term difficulties END SUMMARY ALBANIA BUCKS THE TREND 2 SBU In a recent conversation with the Ambassador Central Bank Governor Ardian Fullani characterized Albania s economy as steady but shaky In July the IMF raised its projection for Albania s 2009 GDP growth from 0 4 percent to 0 8 and has told Post it may raise its projection even further if excessive summer rain results in strong agricultural output in the autumn Speaking to journalists on August 22 Finance Minister Bode said that Albania had weathered the test of the financial crisis and reiterated the GOA projection of 4 8 growth in 2009 However economists in the Ministry of Finance believe that three percent is a more realistic target Fullani has publicly noted a recent increase in bank deposits and bank credits but has warned that unemployment will likely continue to rise Fullani also held a press conference August 26 and said that Albania had seen the worst of the financial crisis but cautioned that the GOA needs to respect budget deficit targets and must draft a 2010 budget that reflects a commitment to maintaining macroeconomic stability He also noted the World Bank s warning that remittances will continue to fall globally during 2009 and he cautioned that the rise in unemployment in Italy and Greece will likely make remittances from those countries less stable Note Remittances account for roughly 9 5 percent of Albania s GDP End Note THE INCREASING DEFICIT 3 SBU A major concern for Fullani is the GOA s ability to raise financing to cover its deficit and the size of the deficit it plans to run in 2010 According to sources at the Ministry of Finance state revenues in 2009 are projected to rise by only 8 significantly less than the projected 15 percent rise in revenues potentially resulting in a budget shortfall of approximately USD 215 million While it is likely that the GOA will be able to cover its 2009 revenue shortfall with revenue from privatizations privatization is not a long term solution for financing the deficit Fullani warned that in 2010 the government may have to seek alternative sources to finance the deficit Slowed GDP growth in 2009 and 2010 will result an increase in certain key ratios such as Debt GDP and Deficit GDP This could effect Albania s credit rating from Moody s which could make it more difficult for Albania to secure financing in 2010 There may be additional privatization opportunities that could boost revenue such as granting various concessions but development spending and capital expenditures may have to be cut GOA HALTS TENDERS ADMITS LACK OF CASH RESERVES 4 SBU At the request of Minister of Finance Ridvan Bode in July the Government announced that it will freeze all future tenders for 2009 and that only the Council of Ministers will have authority to launch new tenders While the official purpose of this decision is to increase the effectiveness of current contracts in public projects many critics read this as the government s first acknowledgment of Albania s economic difficulties and TIRANA 00000585 002 OF 002 the state s overspending For the foreseeable future the GOA is likely to use concession agreements in place of tenders The GOA also admitted privately this week that it lacks emergency reserves to deal with the H1N1 virus and other potential crises 5 C COMMENT While the GOA will certainly face a budget shortfall between now and the end of 2009 most observers believe that the shortfall is manageable and can be overcome through a mix of delayed spending and targeted budget cuts More worrisome is the 2010 budget Without IMF oversight the Ministry of Finance will be more susceptible to pressure from the Prime Minister and others to put out an unrealistic budget for 2010 with overly optimistic growth and revenue forecasts that will leave the government with little wiggle room in the event revenues and growth fall short Although the GOA should have the cash needed to make it through the end of the year the lack of emergency cash reserves shows that the GOA is only one crisis away from a serious budget crunch It is imperative that the GOA base its 2010 budget on reasonable growth and revenue projections in light of the uncertain economy JONES Reply 0 Acca 03 September 2011 06 35 06 US embassy cable 09TIRANA596 GOA STRUGGLING TO PLAN FOR H1N1 PAY FOR VACCINE Identifier 09TIRANA596 Origin Embassy Tirana Created 2009 09 02 14 57 00 Classification Tags AMGT CASC KFLU PINR PREL AL VZCZCXRO7090 OO RUEHDBU RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHNP RUEHROV RUEHSL RUEHSR DE RUEHTI 0596 2451457 ZNY CCCCC ZZH O 021457Z SEP 09 FM AMEMBASSY TIRANA TO RUEHC SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8437 INFO RUEHZL EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITYC O

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    the politicians were not The battle to force change on the major parties was one of attrition In the book uber moderniser Lord Mandelson talks of how he designed a new batch of Labour membership cards and forgot to include Clause IV Labour s historic commitment to nationalise just about everything The party dinosaurs ordered the cards to be pulped and reprinted with the magic words Cooper now seen by some as a lonely moderniser in today s No 10 writes that things were no better in the Tory party after its 1997 defeat Focus groups showed that the public saw the Tories as old fashioned out of date irrelevant True blue stalwarts continued to blame media bias and Labour spin Under the tutelage of Gould who as George Osborne notes was always willing to set aside partisan conflict and who became friends with Cooper in particular Labour won three elections on the trot And the Tories having borrowed Gould s blueprint almost won in 2010 with their biggest increase in seats since 1932 Yet it is hard not to see these victories as short term advances in the long retreat of national politics The phrase posh boys who don t know the price of milk was not around in 1998 but if it had been you can bet that voters then as now would have ticked it as an apt description of the Tories who are still widely viewed as out of touch Nor is Labour much more highly regarded It may be way ahead in the polls yet there is no enthusiasm for the party leader even assuming the voters know who Ed Miliband is As political parties continue to shrivel politicians themselves are acutely aware of the system failing As David Miliband notes While there has been a lot of talk about the radical wave of democratisation in the Middle East there has not been much reflection on the sense of disempowerment that people feel in Western countries not just from the political process but from key decisions that affect their lives He says that you cannot have the worst economic crisis in 80 years as we had in 2007 8 and expect politics to carry on as before He also gives some riveting figures China is creating a new economy the size of Greece every twelve and a half weeks and one the size of Spain every 16 months Yet he says that neither the Left nor the Right of the political spectrum has shown the imagination to respond to this shock to the system The Right he says has reached for austerity while the Left has struggled to turn anger into answers All our politicians are struggling to find answers They are losing power to the markets to the big global corporations to the emerging economies and to the media notably to the social media made possible by new technology Philip Gould himself believed that the revolution was never finished He was also an optimist

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    ngjitesh në Majën e Kurorës 2121 metra e lartë ku syri të kap një hapësirë të gjerë para ke një det të tërë me male dhe lugina Shikon prej këtu tërë vargun lindor të maleve që matanë kufirit të cilat vijnë vargas Kërçini Skërteci Korabi Sosokoli Gjallica e Lumës e deri Malet e Hasit Nga veriu shikon Malet e Mirditës e të Shkodrës kurse nga jugu me një dylbi kundron edhe Durrësin deri thellë në det Mbi 1800 metra ndodhet Guri i Neshtës një shkëmb interesant ndër shekuj prej andej janë shembur miliona metër kub gurë këtu gjendet dhe Lerasi ku dëbora është gjithëstinore një çudi më vete kjo Poshtë Gurit të Neshtës vijnë një pas një liqenet e bukur të Lurës ose sytë e kaltër të natyrës Më i moçmi është Liqeni i Madh rreth 8 ha i veshur dikur rreth e rrotull me pisha Ç mund të bëjë këtu dorë e njeriut me motele e hotele ngrehina alpine për rrotull tij dhe ato që mund të shtrihen me panela mbi ujët e kthjellët rreth e qark me burime të bollshme uji të pijshëm Ka legjenda të thurura kushedi se në ç kohë ky liqen Legjenda kanë në vetvete dhe liqenjtë e tjerë Nuk mund të ngelnin këto bukuri akullnajore pa legjenda e gojëdhëna të atribuuara Në veri vjen Liqeni i Rrasave e pak më tutje ai i Lopëve me një pamje shumë të bukur të rrethuar me livadhe e pyje Mesi i tij është shumë i thellë mendohet që këtu sipas gojëdhënave të përcjella të jetë mbytur një lopë me 12 qe ndaj mori këtë emër Matanë liqenit është Blaçi një lëndinë shumë e bukur me ujëra të ftohta ndërsa uji i Krojit të Bardhë është shumë kurativ për gurët në veshka Në jug të Liqenit të Madh vjen Liqeni i Bruçit me një pamje përrallore nga sipër ku shquan uji i kristaltë rrethuar me pisha dhe ahe të lartë Po nga jugu vijnë liqeni i Hotit ata të Kallabës dhe pak më tej Liqeni i Zi me ngjyrë tepër të kaltër dhe i rrethuar me pisha të dendura e lëndina ku buron dhe ujë i ftohtë Ngrihesh pak më sipër dhe para ke një ndër mrekullitë e botës një margaritar i vërtetë Liqeni i Luleve në mes të një lëndine të butë mbushur me bar të jeshiltë dhe hijeshuar me lule të shumta shumëngjyrëshe Liqeni sidomos në pranverë është i mbushur tej e tej me një lloj zambaku një pamje mahnitëse Pylli rreth e rreth ka qenë tepër i bukur nuk mund të gjeje vend të dytë si këtu Tërë ky brezar liqenesh dhe pyllnajash ka qenë i jashtëzakonshëm me pamje magjepsëse Dhe kështu ulesh deri poshtë në qendër Lurë Pak më në jug të liqenit të Luleve vjen Fusha e Pelave rreth 7 kilometra lëndinë e mrekullueshme Prej kohësh duhet të jetë banuar ky vend ose së paku të ketë patur fushime madje gojëdhëna thotë se ky vend ka qenë vendqëndrimi dhe përgatitjeje ushtarake për kalorës

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  • KLOSI News - KLOSI - Poeti disident Havzi Nela...
    që nuk e përmbante as legjislacioni shqiptar dhe as ai botëror Ishte Kleanthi Koci nga Gjykata e Lartë që jo vetëm orientoi hetimet e kësaj çështjeje të nisura me akuzën pakujdesi e shpërdorim detyre por edhe e gjykoi këtë çështje duke dhënë dënime kapitale pavarësisht se edhe me ligjet e kohës nuk mund të merrte pjesë në këtë gjykim Në fillimet e demokracisë Kleanthi Koci jo vetëm u zgjodh Kryetar i Gjykatës së Lartë e anëtar i Këshillit Presidencial por pas fitores së demokracisë ishte avokat i kriminelit Ramiz Alia që është një nga autorët e Tragjedisë së Tivarit ku u vranë 4 200 vetë që ka dënuar me varje në litar edhe poetin disident Havzi Nela Edhe ky rast tregon se njerëz të drejtësisë në diktaturën komuniste që kanë kryer krime të tilla arrijnë në poste të larta të drejtësisë dhe bëhen avokatë të krimeve të së shkuarës komuniste e të kriminelëve të diktaturës E njëjta histori përsëritet tani me daullen e sulmit me kukën e Edi Ramës e thuprën e Ramiz Alisë edhe kundër ligjit të lustracionit Ish Kryetari i Kolegjit Penal të Gjykatës së Lartë Fehmi Abdiu në vitin 1988 ka dënuar me varje në litar poetin disident Havzi Nela Në vitet e demokracisë u zgjodh në dy mandate Kryetar i Gjykatës Kushtetuese e tani është anëtar i saj Çështja shtrohet hapur A ka forcë morali e arsyetim juridik Gjykata Kushtetuese të shqyrtojë ligjin e lustracionit nisur edhe nga ky precedentë apo të tjerë që ka në radhët e saj A mundet që përsëri edhe pas 20 vjetësh anëtari i Gjykatës së Lartë Fehmi Abdiu prapë ta mbajnë të varur Havzi Nelën në 75 vjetorin e lindjes së disidentit Çështja duhet shtruar edhe ashtu sic shfaqet Kujt qoftë nga e majta apo nga ndërkombëtarët iu intereson mbajtja e këtyre pengjeve në kupolat e larta të shtetit shqiptar si në Parlament në Gjykatën Kushtetuese në Prokurorinë e Përgjithshme etj Çështja është e qartë Askush nuk mund të blejnë të kaluarën Atëherë kush nga e majta e nga disa ndërkombëtarë interesohet të na mbajnë peng të ardhmen të mbajnë ende të varur poetin disident Havzi Nela Këmba e dytë disa politikanë diplomatë e deputetë në disa shtete e organizma ndërkombëtare euro atlantike Çështja është e ditur Në të gjithë historinë komuniste të Europës Lindore të paktën nga fundi i viteve 60 pas pushtimit sovjetik të Çekosllovakisë e deri në rënien e Murit të Berlinit asnjë nga ndërkombëtarët që flasin për ligjin e lustracionit nuk mund të sjellin një shembull të vetëm si ky i poetit disident Havzi Nela Atëherë shtrohet pyetja Ligji i lustracionit kërkohet të jetë lustër e të tejzgjatet tranzicioni shqiptar të mos integrohemi realisht ndërveti brenda shtetit shqiptar apo të shkojmë drejt integrimeve europiane edhe me poetin disident Havzi Nela të varur në litar Në maj të vitit 1991 në një konferencë në Paris 42 parti demokratike të Europës në rezolutën e tyre e cilësuan Enver Hoxhën Hitlerin e pasluftës A i dënoi Europa e Bota krimet e Hitlerit Po Atëherë ne Shqiptarët në shtetin tonë demokratik a nuk paskemi të drejtë të dënojmë krimet e Enverit 14 rezoluta ndodhen në Rekordet e Kongresit Amerikan që i dënojnë krimet e Enver Hoxhës e kërkojnë përmbysjen e regjimit të tij Edhe vetë Hrushovi i pjellës së komunizmit e ka kritikuar në një fjalim të tij diktatorin Enver Hoxha për krimet e tij si në rastin kur dënoi me pushkatim me fëmijë në bark në dhjetor të vitit 1956 bashkëpunëtoren e kundërshtaren e tij Liri Gegën As nazistët e Hitlerit nuk u sollën me bolshevikun Dimitrov të Bullgarisë në vitin 1933 siç ka vepruar Enver Hoxha e Ramiz Alia gjatë komunizmit në RPSSH nga pushkatimi i 21 vjeçares partizane Ramize Gjebrea me akuzën për dashuri në fillimet e komunizmit e deri tek varja e poetit Havzi Nela në agoninë e komunizmit Në historinë europiane pas mundjes së Hitlerit në dekadat e Luftës së Ftohtë ka pasë dy Gjermani në dy shtete RFGJ e RDPGJ Ndërsa në Shqipëri me pushtimin komunist të diktatorit Enver Hoxha ka pasë disa shtete Shteti i Bllokut në Tiranë që ende mbron njerëzit e vet të së shkuarës komuniste nga prekjet prej ligjit të lustracionit dhe Shteti i Popullit që bënte jetën e vet të vështirë Ishte Shteti i Emigrantëve Politikë që jetonte edhe në vendet euro atlantike dhe Shteti i Telave me Gjemba i quajtur RPSSH vetëm tela me gjemba për klonin e kufirit e burgjet importoheshin 18 mijë tonë në vit Ishte Shteti i të Përndjekurve Politikë që ekzistonte edhe në kampet e internimit edhe në çdo shtëpi të prekur nga lufta e klasave që nuk mund të bënin as vizita familjare e as martesa me shtetet e tjera brenda RPSSH Ishte Shteti i Kavalishencave për udhëheqjen komuniste në Durrës Dajt Drilon Vlorë etj dhe Shteti i Burgjeve në Burrel Spaç Qafë Bari etj Pas shembjes së Murit të Berlinit u bashkuan të dy Gjermanitë në një të vetme u integruan në mes të tyre kanë arritur nivele të larta zhvillimi të gjithanshëm Ne në Shqipëri pas shembjes së Murit të Berlinit na u deshtë të shembnim muret e shteteve të krijuara nga Enveriada komuniste gjatë komunizmit në Shqipëri që vetë Europa e ka cilësuar Komunizëm i Epokës së Gurit Ne në Shqipëri tani duam të integrohemi brenda vetit edhe me ligjin e lustracionit por e kemi tepër më të vështirë se në Gjermani Kjo për faktin se në Gjermaninë Lindore gjatë sundimit komunist u dënuan me vdekje vetëm 250 vetë ndërsa në vendin tonë për 48 vjet të komunizmit numërohen mbi 6 mijë vetë përndryshe vetëm gra e vajza shqiptare me dënime kapitale për jetën e tejkalojnë këtë shifër tragjike Në çdo 70 mijë vetë në Gjermaninë Lindore një është dënuar me vdekje ndërsa në Shqipëri ky raport shkon 1 në mbi 600 vetë Para disa ditësh Polonia vend anëtar i Bashkimit Europian NATO s Këshillit të Europës OSBE së po ecën në linjën e ligjit të lustracionit duke marrë edhe

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