EU Accession Negotiations, Government's Priority
Albanian Daily News
Published November 9, 2017
The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati hosted on Thursday the European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Membership Negotiations, Johannes Hahn in the framework of his official visit to Tirana. Referring to this visit the minister stated that it comes in a highly important moment for Albania on view of the fact that Albania has already launched the vetting process.
"The vetting process kick off follows the EC recommendation for the opening of accession negotiations with Albania depending on the progress made in the implementation of judicial reform and the judges and prosecutors assessment process," declared Bushati.
He also informed the commissioner Hahn about the concrete steps undertaken by the Albanian government in order to meet all accession priorities while confirming the determination for further progress in this aspect.
"These achievements constitute a solid basis for the negotiations opening between Albania and EU", stressed the minister
Commissioner Hahn commended Albania's stable progress in the implementation of key priorities for the opening of accession negotiations. He praised in particular the judicial reform adoption, emphasizing at the same time the importance of its implementation as a key element for the consolidation of the rule of law in Albania.