EU Ambassador Luigi Soreca stated that Albania should strengthen the fight against organized crime, as a priority for its accession to the EU. In a twitter post, Mr. Soreca writes that foreign experts from Spain, the Netherlands and Italy will help Albania in the fight against organized crime.
"The fight against organized crime is a key priority for the EU's accession to Albania. Therefore, the importance of this project that offers the Albanian authorities, technical expertise coming from several EU member states, such as Spain, the Netherlands and Italy is great. "A real team in Europe", writes Soreca.
The project "Fight against organized crime in Albania through criminal and financial investigation" is funded by the EU with a budget of 5.5 million euros. The project supports Albanian law enforcement agencies, police and several other law enforcement institutions. The EU makes available 5.5 million euros for Albania in the fight against organized crime and almost half of this fund will go only for new equipment, over 2.4 million euros. This investment is for the modernization of the infrastructure of the Police and other bodies. The project will qualitatively increase the capacity in the fight against organized crime and drug trafficking in Albania through training or similar things, and will improve investigative methods through support with high-tech equipment, computer programs and daily assistance through the physical presence of European experts.