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EC recommends conditional opening of EU accession talks with Albania

ata_maliBRUSSELS / TIRANA - European Commission has recommended conditional opening of the accession talks for Albania as Commission released the Progress Report on Albania for 2016 on Wednesday.

Presenting the report, the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn noted that Albania has continued to make steady progress towards fulfilling all of the five key priorities for the opening of accession negotiations, underlining that pivotal constitutional amendments were unanimously adopted in July 2016, launching a thorough and comprehensive judicial reform process system.

Hahn said that EC recommends conditional opening of the accession negotiations with Albania, underlining that opening of talks is subject to credible and tangible progress in the implementation of the justice reform, in particular with regard to the re-evaluation of judges and prosecutors, so-called vetting law.

EU Commissioner Hahn praised Albania’s recent achievements in the in the fight against corruption and organised crime also continued but must be deepened.