Changes in the Law of the Guard, PS proposes the removal of protection for high personalities! Protection only if their lives are in danger!
The SP has proposed another change in the Republic Guard law, removing the right to protection from the Guard of former high state officials, when the latter end their term of office.
The proposal of the legal amendment was made by the head of the Security Commission, Nasip Naço, and provides for a special article that removes the right of protection for personalities when the latter leave office. The right to have protection from the Guard will be recognized only to the President, the Speaker of the Assembly and the Prime Minister. As for other officials, if the latter finish their mandate, they will be given protection by the guard, either physical or residential, only in cases where their lives are in danger.
According to the report of the draft law, it is emphasized that this initiative aims to reduce the financial costs of the Guard of the Republic. "In point 4 of Article 13 and point 3 of Article 14 of Law 33/2021, "On the Guard of the Republic of Albania", the quote "The duration of the protection of other personalities after they leave office is determined by decision of the Council of Ministers", is not complete and creates room for interpretations that artificially increase the number of personalities who are entitled to protection after leaving office.
the Prosecutor General;
the Chairman of the State High Control;
the Director of the State Information Service;
The leader of the largest party of the parliamentary majority;
The leader of the largest parliamentary opposition party;
Members of the Council of Ministers;
the Governor of the Bank of Albania;
The Mayor of Tirana;
High Inspector of Justice;
The Presidents of the Courts against Corruption and Organized Crime, the Head of the Special Prosecution and the director of the National Bureau of Investigation;
The General Inspector of the High Inspectorate of Declaration and Control of Assets and Conflict of Interest;
The chief negotiator for the development of negotiations on the accession of the Republic of Albania to the European Union;
the State Commissioner of Elections;
The chairman and commissioners of the Independent Qualification Commission, the chairman and judges of the Special Appeal Panel, the Public Commissioners, the international observers appointed by the International Monitoring Operation;
the Ambassador of the European Union in Albania;
Family members, such as: the husband, wife and children up to the age of 18 of the President, the Speaker of the Assembly and the Prime Minister, when there is information from the law enforcement structures that their lives are threatened.
The Guard of the Republic of Albania guards and protects the apartments where they live or are accommodated and the facilities where the following personalities exercise their activity:
Apartments of the Deputy Prime Minister; the minister responsible for law and order issues;
the director of the State Information Service; the Prosecutor General; the ambassador of the European Union in Albania.
The facilities where they operate: the Independent Qualification Commission, the Special Appeals Board, the Public Commissioners and the international observers appointed by the International Monitoring Operation; General Prosecutor's Office.
The facilities where state dignitaries carry out their activities and are accommodated, specifically:
In Tirana: villa no. 4, villa no. 30, villa no. 31, Palace of Brigades;
In Dajt: villa no. 1, villa no. 2;
In Durrës: villa no. 6, villa no. 13, villa no. 20, villa no. 23, villa no. 29;
In Vlora: villa no. 1, villa no. 2, villa no. 6, villa no. 9; Dhërmi villa;
In Pogradec: villa no. 2, villa no. 3, villa no. 4, villa no. 5;
In Shkodër: villa Velipoja.
Other objects in storage are:
In Tirana: Park of Delegations, Park of the Presidency of the Assembly; Government clinic;
In Kërrabë: the general command post, for a special time;
In Linza: facilities, where reserves are stored and protected, for a special time;
In Dajt: the general command post, for a special time.