Russian financing in DP/ Ilirjan Celibashi: The legal framework needs improvement
The head of the CEC, Ilirjan Celibashi, after the meeting with Ambassador Yuri Kim, told the media that in this meeting the concerns about Russian funding were conveyed as he emphasized that the legal framework needs improvement.
"In short, Ambassador Kim conveyed the concern of the US of its partner and ally, regarding foreign financing of Albanian politics, specifically Russian politics. From the latest information they have, they forwarded this concern to Albanian political actors in order to increase their attention and what is in their power to do better so that foreign funding does not have an impact on Albanian politics. I can say that there is a need to improve the legal framework, to give a practical opportunity to investigate the amount of money that political parties receive and from where they receive it. The nature of the discussion was informative and conveying a concern, there were no discussions as we increase attention", he said.