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Ditmir Bushati: Edi Rama’s Minister of Entertainment

By Peter Tase

Hardly a day goes by without observing the oppression of Edi Rama’s Governments against its own people and the use of public office to the benefit of close family members who take monthly expensive vacations in Europe and Middle East paid by Albanian tax payers.  As Albanian enforcement officers flex their muscles with the poor ambulatory vendors who barely make two dollars a day, Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati continues with his two and half years old international campaign that is openly against the growing positive political image that Mr. Ilir Meta has acquired internationally, as the current Speaker of Albanian National Assembly. [1]

Moreover Mr. Bushati has – at the expense of Albania’s tax papers – keeps in his entourage at least four luxurious cars while taking numerous vacations throughout Albania and abroad with his family members who have visited Italy, Spain, by using public money and expensive vehicles such as the Mercedes Benz (plate number CC029) at the Albanian Consulate in Bari, Italy, that has recently been used for pleasure by Mr. Bushati’s family members.

No wonder why Albanian Foreign Policy has failed to improve Tirana’s image abroad. Indeed, that has never been a priority for the son of a loyal high ranking Albanian communist leader.

Mr. Bushati will be remembered as one of the worse Ministers that Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has ever had.  Everyone who reads the daily publications nationally and internationally can clearly observe that Mr. Bushati has suddenly changed his roles, from being Albania’s top Diplomat to Albania’s top vacations’ chief.

Bushati is well known for his arrogant behavior with his subordinates and foreign diplomats accredited in Albania as well as for his alleged involvement in money laundering schemes that involve other Albanian MPs and his immediate family members.  In addition to illegally ripping the fruits of public office, Albanian Foreign Minister continues to be a loyal sucker of George Soros’ tits.

On November 5th, 2015, Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati held official meetings with Mauro Vieira, Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs and with the President of the Chamber of Deputies Cosentino Eduardo da Cunha. Along with him he was accompanied by a large group of ‘staffers’ who had absolutely nothing to do with the official visit – let alone with Albania’s Foreign Policy Interest – they had joined Mr. Bushati for pleasure and ‘just to have some fun” and always at the Albanian tax payers’ expense. [2]

In his meeting with Mr. da Cunha, Ditmir Bushati – instead of discussing the agenda items set forth by his predecessor, he continued with his previously set discourse that was focused on ruining the international image of Mr. Meta, ordered by his boss sitting in Tirana.

According to reliable sources from Buenos Aires, it must be emphasized that Mr. Bushati, on November 3rd, 2015, had refused to carry in his suitcase a letter of invitation issued by Mr. Amado Boudou (President of the Argentinean Senate) that was directed to Mr. Ilir Meta, inviting the Speaker of Albanian Parliament to visit Argentina in early 2016.  [3]

During his stay in Buenos Aires, it is believed that Mr. Bushati had a working lunch with Mr. Juan Ángel Napout, former president of CONMEBOL, who is currently indicted and facing Corruption and money laundering charges from the US Department of Justice.  Until today, it remains mysterious the topic of discussion between Albanian Chief Diplomat and the former leader of CONMEBOL. [4]

On September 2015, Mr. Bushati had a secret meeting with Former EU Commission for Enlargement Štefan Füle, with whom he discussed the so-called involvement of Mr. Meta in the CEZ corruption scandal, a private company that was given by a concession the administraiton of Electrical Energy throughout Albania. Once again, Tirana’s diplomatic chief has set aside the strategic roadmap of his country’s Foreign Policy and his daily task remains focused on how to ruin the image of Socialist Movement of Integration, a political party that is led by Mr. Meta who is becoming ever more popular. [5]

It is obvious that Mr. Bushati’s next move will be an ambasadorial reward position for several servants of his own appetite as a payoff for the services provided to Mr. Bushati’s family while vacationing in Italy and other metropolitan European capitals.

Notes and Sources:

  1. Such as the old woman on the photo above who has been ticketed by a local police officer for selling her vegetables nearby an apartment in order to earn her daily bread, by making only a few dollars a day.
  2. http://www.brazilconsul.cc/news39.php
  3. http://www.punetejashtme.gov.al/en/press-office/news/minister-bushati-pays-official-visit-to-the-republic-of-argentina
  4. http://www.conmebol.com/en
  5. http://www.syri.net/2015/09/25/ekskluzive-ja-pse-manjani-sulmoi-stefan-fylen-ditmir-bushati-takoi-fshehtas-dite-me-pare-ish-komisionerin-dhe-drejtorin-e-cez/

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Peter Tase

Peter Tase is a contributor, freelance journalist and a research scholar of International Affairs, Paraguayan Studies, Middle East Studies and Latin American Affairs, located in the United States. Educated at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and Marquette University Les Aspin Center for Government; Tase is the author of “Simultaneous Dictionary in Five Languages: Guarani, English, Italian, Albanian and Spanish” and “El Dr. FEDERICO FRANCO y Su Mandato Presidencial en la Historia del Paraguay.” He’s a frequent contributor to Foreign Policy News. His personal website is www.petertase.com

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