European Western Balkans

Hahn on the Justice Reform process in Albania

Johannes Hahn

BRUSSELS – – Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, welcomes the constructive work done so far on a fundamental justice reform in Albania.

Commissioner has published the following statement:

“I welcome the constructive work done so far on a fundamental justice reform in Albania which has been supported by local and international experts like Euralius, OPDAT or the Venice Commission. A swift adoption of the reform and its consequent implementation is now key. This would not only respond to the overwhelming public support in Albania for reforming the justice system but would also signal a clear commitment to European standards and European integration process.”

“Now, it is important to go the last mile and ensure the two-thirds majority needed for the respective constitutional changes. Therefore, I urge all parties including the opposition to place the interest of their country and citizens above their individual interests and find compromises on the outstanding political issues, without compromising the substance of the internationally recognised draft reform. The coming days will be decisive whether Albania will advance in the Euro-championship or stays in the group stage.”

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