National Ombudsman and ONM Starts Assessment Additional Vetting Candidates

National Ombudsman and ONM Starts Assessment Additional Vetting Candidates

Today the National Ombudsman has started the assessment of additional certificates of an unknown number of applicants for the three vetting institutions, the Independent Qualification Commission (KPK), the Appeals college (KA), and the Public Commissioners, from the National Ombudsman. The National Ombudsman had reopened the application procedure for 79 candidates who formally qualified but didn’t send in all […]

Ombudsman Invites Completion of Vetting Institution Applications

Ombudsman Invites Completion of Vetting Institution Applications

Following a decision approved in Parliament on Thursday, the National Ombudsman has reopened the application procedure for the vetting institutions, giving an additional 7 days to the 79 candidates who had already applied but didn’t formally qualify to send in missing documents or certificates. All applicants for the institutions of transitional reassessment institutions of judges […]

President Nishani’s Decree Helps the Opposition

President Nishani’s Decree Helps the Opposition

Saimir Tahiri was removed from the Ministry of Interior Affairs due to the pressure of several EU countries, including Germany and France. Different from the claims of Albanian political analysts, which mainly refer to gossip from the opposite camp as “analysis,” his departure was the result of a choice between the removal of Tahiri or foreign […]

Vetting Applications Not Reopened

Vetting Applications Not Reopened

Yesterday Parliament changed its position on the reopening of the application procedure for the vetting institutions. A motion was adopted not to reopen the procedure but merely ask the National Ombudsman to collect additional certificates of 79 candidates that were disqualified on formal grounds, but which may in theory be qualified. On March 6, Parliament adopted […]

ONM Responds to Uncertainty about Vetting

ONM Responds to Uncertainty about Vetting

The International Monitoring Operation (ONM) today responded to question raised by the Albanian media, including Exit, regarding the the continuation of the selection process of qualified candidates for the three constitutionally mandated vetting institutions, the Independent Qualification Commission (KPK), the Appeals College (KA), and the Public Commissioners. Last week, Parliament returned the lists of qualifying and […]

Ruiz Calavera to Vasili: We Notified Your Government, No Other Obligations

Ruiz Calavera to Vasili: We Notified Your Government, No Other Obligations

In an explanatory note concerning the functioning and the structure of the International Monitoring Operation (ONM), Director Genoveva Ruiz Calavera has responded to the comments of Minister of Justice Petrit Vasili that the installation of the Management Board requires the negotiation of additional communication protocols between the government and the ONM. Ruiz Calavera denied that […]

Ombudsman Doesn’t Reopen Vetting Applications

Ombudsman Doesn’t Reopen Vetting Applications

Four days after the unconstitutional decision of Parliament to send the two lists with vetting institution applicants and the recommendations of the International Monitoring Operation (ONM) back to the National Ombudsman for an additional 7-day application period, the website of the National Ombudsman still doesn’t mention the reopening of the application process. According to sources […]

General Secretary Shtylla Proposes Reopening Applications for KLP and KLGj

General Secretary Shtylla Proposes Reopening Applications for KLP and KLGj

After the unlawful reopening of the application process for the National Ombudsman and the unconstitutional reopening of the application process for the vetting institution candidates, General Secretary of Parliament, Albana Shtylla, has proposed to reopen the application process for members of the High Judicial Council (KLGj) and High Prosecutorial Council (KLP) that are chosen from the […]

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