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KLP Complains to US about Building, Which Was Cut by EU The High Prosecutorial Council
During a meeting with representatives of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the US State Department yesterday, High Prosecutorial Council (KLP) chair Gent Ibrahimi has complained about the absence of a building for the institution.In the coming weeks, the KLP will start the process of hiring a reduced staff after the Socialist majority in Parliament approved several cuts to the justice governance institutions’ staff, and scrutinize the dossiers of the candidates for the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecution Office (SPAK). There is, however, currently no appropriate building to house either the frequent meetings of KLP or its staff, creating not only security but also administrative issues.The reason the KLP has no dedicated building is simple: It was cut from the budget of the justice reform by the European Commission and the Albanian government in 2017, after the justice reform laws had been passed by Parliament. The “Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) 2014–2020. Albania. EU for Justice Reform” report states: