Budget 2018, SP - DP Debates in Laws Committee
Albanian Daily News
Published November 22, 2017
Majority’s and opposition’s MPs involved in debates on Wednesday during the approval of budget 2018 articles from the Legal Issues, Public Administration and Human Rights Committee on Wednesday. The Democrat MP, Eduard Halimi declared that drugs smuggling annual turnover is EUR 5 Billion, or EUR 1 Billion higher than the state’s budget.
“This huge turnover of drugs smuggling from Albania to the EU countries clearly indicates that mafia and organized crime have managed to prevail on the state in Albania. This fact is confirmed even in a reportage broadcasted by BBC. Mafia’s budget is higher than state’s budget,” said Halimi.
Socialist MP, Ulsi Manja replied by asking for a major seriousness from the committee members, while adding that Halimi’s declaration had no relation with the budget 2018.
Meantime the Socialist MP, Bashkim Fino invited the opposition's representatives to present amendments instead of tapes.