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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Brussels, Albania submits report 04/09/2012
Albania submitted its most
recent report about the accomplishment of 12 key priorities, receiving a
preliminary evaluation by the European Commission.
November, when a new spirit started to exist in the country, and when we
see what has been implemented from the 12 key priorities, the balance
is extremely good and positive. Not only the government but all parties
and political actors, and the Albanian society in general, can be happy
for what has been achieved so far”, declared Stefano Saninno, General
Director for Enlargement at the European Council.
voting of some qualified majority laws, the appointment of the Ombudsman
and the passing of the Electoral Rreform, Albania did not close the
Parliamentary regulation issue and that of immunities. The latter had an
important place in the debate organized by the European Policies Center
“There are several alternatives for a country to
pass the immunity lifting law. As you know, the majority has proposed a
national referendum which is a democratic instrument to continue it. I
don’t see any disagreement about this. It is seen in different ways, but
this doesn’t mean that the parties are not committed to fight
corruption and establish harsher measures in order to have better
control”, declared the Foreign Minister, Edmond Panariti.
don’t have enough time to start the debate for the Constitutional amends
in September. The immunity lifting is a proposition that we have made
since 2003. The other Constitutional amends that are related with the
justice system can be discussed later”, declared the Minister of
Integration, Majlinda Bregu.
“I want to highlight the role of the
immunity lifting law, which is an important element for us. War against
corruption is one of the areas that we think it needs more efforts, and
this would be a good effort in the right direction. If we see that this
law passes not in a forced way, if we can call it that, but with an
agreement between all political parties, then this would be an important
step ahead, followed by all other things that have been achieved and
the efforts that the political forces are making in other areas”, Sanino
The European Commission has already started the
progress-report and they will review the recent data handed over by the
Albanian government, in order to include them in the document that will
be published on October 12th.