The EU Ambassador to Albania, Luigi Soreca, has encouraged Albanian prosecutors and judges to “follow the money” in their investigations and cases.
On the anniversary of the killing of Italian magistrate Giovanni Falcone by the mafia, Soreca, an Italian himself, praised the justice reform in Albania for creating many a Falcone.
Falcone, a national hero and a symbol of the Italian justice fighting the mafia, always followed the money trail in his investigations, Soreca said, and his principles are still applicable.
“Albania has taken important steps ahead in the fight against organized crime and money laundering. Is it enough? There surely is a lot of work to do, it should be, and the follow-the-money concept should be implemented. We will succeed. The justice reform is creating many a Giovanni Falcone,” Soreca stated from Korca on Sunday.
The ambassador refused to comment on the banning of the former President Sali Berisha and his family from entering the US, saying that he fully respects the US government’s decision.
Soreca reiterated that Albania is ready to sit in accession talks with the European Union.
The European leaders are expected to discuss the start of talks with Albania and North Macedonia in June.