U.S. Embassy Statement

The United States congratulates the eight prosecutors sworn in this morning as the first members of the Special Prosecution Office, marking a major milestone in the establishment of the Special Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime Structure (SPAK). Starting today, Albania has a body of prosecutors committed to identifying, investigating, and bringing to justice corrupt current and former officials and crime bosses – individuals who in the old days had been deemed untouchable. As Albania begins a new stage in its democratic and legal development, the United States will remain a steadfast partner to support the SPAK and all those who seek to end impunity and bring justice to the Albanian people.