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The Role of Albanian military in combating organized crime: A Step Toward European Union

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Technical Report,14 Aug 2017,15 Jun 2018

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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During the last three decades, the threats in the Balkan region have significantly increased. In order to join the European Union, Albania has to meet specific requirements to include combating organized crime. Even though the requirements seem to be simple in context, they require considerable effort to be accomplished. The Albanian Government has demonstrated its dedication and assured EU countries in fulfilling the requirements as soon as possible so that EU can finally accept and open the negotiation phase with Albania. On the other hand, Albania has demonstrated its full commitment to get the greatest performance from all its institutions to include the Armed Forces. Based on the EU requirements, all national institutions should have close cooperation, coordination, and synchronization among them. Information sharing along with maximum utilization of available capacities and capabilities are necessary. This raises questions Are we getting the best from our institutions How to transform the Albanian military capabilities to confront the complexities of present and future challenges This study analyzed the current challenges against organized crime in Albania. Additionally, the study will be beneficial to other countries efforts in addressing similar issues.

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  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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