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Fleckenstein tomorrow starts three-day visit to Tirana

Knut Fleckenstein; Photo: European Union

ata_maliTIRANA – After the approval of resolution on Albania, the EP’s standing rapporteur on Albania Knut Fleckenstein will start on Monday a three-day official visit to Tirana, ATA news agency reported.

The meetings of Fleckenstein with Albanian politicians coincide with the protest of the oppositional DP on “Dëshmorët e Kombit” boulevard in front of the govt. building, the outset of justice reform, as well as the preparations for June 18 parliamentary elections.

Fleckenstein has pointed out that if justice reforms gets well underway, Brussels will follow through with the opening of accession negotiations with Albania.

Apart from the politicians, Fleckenstein’s agenda includes meetings with the People’s Advocate, students and representatives of civil society.

According to Fleckenstein, the next meeting of cross-parliamentary Committee with Albania has been postponed for September, because it cannot be held before the parliamentary elections.

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