In order to start negotiations for the Albanian access to the European Union it is necessary for the country to implement the reforms required by the EU and to ensure free and fair parliamentary elections in June. This is the opinion of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, which approved by an overwhelming majority (52 yes, 6 no, 4 abstentions) a resolution on Albania’s progress on its path towards the EU.

MEPs have “welcomed” the progress made by the country in initiating the required reforms and called for “further efforts to reform the judiciary, which is a key demand of the Albanian citizens and a key factor in restoring confidence in public institutions ” a statement says. However, the Commission remains “concerned about the selective justice, corruption, the overall length of judicial proceedings and political interference in the investigation” that exist in the country.


Source: medNews