Tirana. Albania passed a law that envisages dismissal of former secret agents from public and high-ranking posts, media report. The new act was approved with 72 votes. 63 of Albanian MPs voted against it, while only one abstained.
According to Prime Minister Sali Berisa, Albania must “take the shame out of the communism”.
The new act affects all former members and collaborators to the secret police which was active from November 1944 till December 1990.
The opposition boycotted the vote, declaring the act will be used by Berisa in the combat against the political rivals.