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Gjosha: Albania’s EU integration should prevail over any political agenda

Klajda Gjosha; Photo © European Union 2016

ata_maliTIRANA – Albanian Minister of European Integration Klajda Gjosha met with the visiting Estonian Deputy Minister for European Union  Affairs Matti Maasikas in Tirana on Monday, ATA reports.

Gjosha and the Estonian government official discussed Albania’s progress and its EU integration process, the European perspective of the Western Balkan countries and challenges facing the EU today.

Gjosha stated that European integration is Albania’s top national priority and reaffirmed government commitment to press ahead with the reform agenda in order to speed up the country’s accession to the bloc.

Gjosha underlined that Albania’s European future prevails over any political party agendas, saying that political dialogue was the best mechanism to move the country forward.

“The majority of the Albanian citizens want the country’s integration in the European family,” Gjosha said.

Focusing on justice system reform, the Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs said that swift implementation of the vetting law is a key condition for opening the EU accession talks and called for the commitment of all stakeholders to the process.

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