Meta: Freedom of Expression Stimulates Democratic Transformation
Albanian Daily News
Published November 10, 2017
The President of the Republic Ilir Meta hosted on Friday the Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Membership Negotiations, Johannes Hahn.
The Head of State welcomed the development of the EU-Western Balkans Media Days conference, which is currently taking place in Tirana while sharing Commissioner Hahn's message that freedom of expression is a fundamental and stimulating force for democratic transformation.
Referring to the country’s European integration President Meta stressed that Albania considers this process a national strategic project that deserves maximal commitment in an institutional and civic level in order to meet the five priorities, the implementation of which will lead to the opening of accession negotiations.
Likewise the president stated that the uncompromising fight against organized crime and the implementation of judicial reform should recognize rapid and qualitative forward steps, not only in view of the decision to open accession negotiations but also in a long-term plan to strengthen the rule of law in Albania.