On the 107th anniversary of the creation of the State Police, its elite forces, RENEA are eager to have a new unit.
At the inauguration ceremony, the Chief of State Police, Ardi Veliu said that finalizing the RENEA headquarters project has cost 10m euros, of which constitute 6m euros in state budget funding and 4m euros in EU funding.
The EU ambassador in Tirana, Luigi Soreca, guaranteed that the EU would continue to support Albania in the field of security, where it is expected to allocate another 15 million euros over the next two years.
“This investment will help increase security and improve the rapid response of these forces.
The EU has been cooperating with Albanian security forces for years as Fighting organized crime is a top EU priority.
It is important to accelerate this fight, pursue money, and improve the efficacy of investigations, as well as prosecution and convictions in the courts.
In the last few years alone, the EU has invested 15m euros in upgrading equipment, infrastructure and management of state police and customs operations.
In the next two years, the EU will commit another 19m euros to further develop the Security Academy, improving proactive financial investigation powers and Albania's green and blue border management.
Organized crime is not a local phenomenon; it depends on transnational links and cooperation.
Organized crime must be fought by everyone, investing in Albania's security also means investing in EU security. A safer Albania means a safer Europe.” Soreca said.