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Thursday, December 5, 2013
EP approves resolution for Albania
The Foreign Commission of the European Parliament passed the resolution
of the rapporteur for Albania, the Croatian European Parliament Member,
Nikola Vuljanic, which recommends the candidate status for Albania.
With 49 votes in favor, one
abstaining and none against, the resolution achieved the necessary votes
a few days before the Council of Foreign Ministers in the European
Union decided about Albania’s candidate status.
discussions they underlined the need for cooperation between the
government and opposition. The resolution recognizes the progress made
by Albania for fulfilling the integration objectives and especially for
reaching the reforms asked by Brussels, while the Albanian authorities
have still much to do in the fight against organized crime, corruption
and independence of the judiciary. By supporting the proposition of the
European Commission, the resolution appeals the Council to recognize
Albania’s progress by giving the candidate status.