AlbaniaLocal Press Digest
TIRANA, Apr 13, 2000
Police arrested a youngster who is suspected of having stolen 250 million lek from a bank with fake documents.
The prosecution office will investigate 170 companies for failing to pay customs duties since 1997. They will have 20 days to pay the outstanding duties which amount to around one million dollars.
The Bank of Albania sold 4 billion lek in three month treasury bills carrying a yield of 12.8 percent.
Opposition Democratic Party leader Sali Berisha said the Central Election Commission should be abolished.
The regional director of the World Bank for Albania and Croatia said Albania had difficulty absorbing funds and needed structural reform to improve its record.
Prime Minister Ilir Meta called on his ministers to prepare a strategy for the association agreement with the European Union.