Thursday, April 30, 2015

EP adopts resolution on Albania's progress towards EU

[ 30 April 2015 21:48 ]

Baku-APA. The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a draft resolution on Albania's progress towards European integration, compiled by rapporteur Knut Fleckenstein, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
The resolution urges Albania to make more efforts at five key priorities: corruption, organized crime, judiciary, administrative reform and human rights, which are set by the European Commission to open accession negotiations.
Although the resolution hails the beginning of the implementation of the law on civil servants, Albania is urged to make further steps in strengthening the capacity of public administration, which should be depoliticized and based on meritocracy. While supporting judicial reform, the EU wants Albania to reform the judiciary in order to be independent.
The resolution requires the strengthening of human rights, as well as deepening through concrete results of the fight against corruption and organized crime. EU also requires the agreement on decriminalization.
The resolution stresses that the ongoing and constructive political dialogue between political forces is the main premise for the country's progress on the path of European integration. 

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