Ethnic Greek ex-Albanian minister faces embezzlement charges


An Albanian court ruled on Sunday that Spiro Ksera, a former labor minister in the previous Democratic Party government, should await trial in jail on charges of embezzlement.

Prosecutor Ndini Tavani said Ksera, a representative of the ethnic Greek minority, had insisted on preparing and paying for activities which had never happened.

Reports said those included events to help the Roma and other minorities.