Application Deadline for Special Prosecution Extended

During its meeting today, the High Prosecutorial Council (KLP) decided to extend the application deadline for the Anti-Corruption Prosecution Office (SPAK) with an additional two weeks to February 21.

The extension comes after the KLP lowered the documentation requirements, and EU Ambassador Luigi Soreca tweeted an Albanian appeal that left out the adjectives “competent” and “committed,” suggesting that these would only be necessary for foreign readers of his tweets.

The extension of the deadline was approved by the KLP with 10 votes in favor and one against, by Deputy Chairman Alfred Balla.

The following 15 prosecutors have so far applied for a position in SPAK:

Vate Staka
Dorina Bejko
Besim Hajdarmataj
Arben Kraja
Vladimir Mara
Dritan Prençi
Klodian Braho
Besnik Muçi
Anton Martini
Eneid Nakuçi
Edvin Kondili
Eugen Beci
Doloreza Musabelliu
Shkëlzen Cena
Gëzim Cenaj

Staka, Kraja, Prençi, Muçi already passed the vetting, although the confirmation of Muçi was appealed at the Special Appeals Chamber. The dossiers of Hajdarmataj, Mara, Braho, Martini, Nakuçi, Kondili, Beci, and Musabelliu were opened last year. The dossier of Bejko, Cena, and Cenaj have not yet been opened.