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Albania Passes Waste Import Law

Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha says the new law outlaws the importation of toxic waste.Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha says the new law outlaws the importation of toxic waste.
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Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha says the new law outlaws the importation of toxic waste.
Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha says the new law outlaws the importation of toxic waste.
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Parliament in Albania has passed legislation allowing the import of waste from abroad.

Hundreds of Albanians, who fear their country will become the dumping ground for countries like Italy,  protested outside parliament in Tirana as lawmakers debated the bill inside. 

President Bamir Topi had opposed the legislation as did the opposition. 

But lawmakers of Prime Minister Sali Berisha's Democratic Party secured passage of the law after many hours of debate. 

Berisha said the law bans the importation of toxic waste. 

Berisha said the list of waste items allowed for import had been cut from 400 to 50.  

Gramoz Ruci, leader of the Socialist Party, said the waste law would be the first one they repeal if they come to power.

He said it would do nothing to solve Albania's own trash problem. 

A youth group, the Civil Assembly, had collected thousands of signatures, including those of two former Albanian presidents, calling for a long-term ban on waste imports.

Reuters
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by: joi
November 04, 2011 10:51
The man on the picture is a killer. Killed 5 peaceful protesters.

by: vienna from: Austria
November 04, 2011 14:43
If the international media would know what kind of an idiot is Sali Berisha then Berlusconi would get a break.

What you see in this picture is the last dictator of Europe. It will end up as Gadafi some day.

by: altin uk from: england
November 05, 2011 13:23
he will be going to prison for this, soon after he loose hes chair..< job> .. just like the previous PM.

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