Decision taken by Dutch authorities is political, says Albania’s Rama, he targets the opposition

Decision taken by Dutch authorities is political, says Albania’s Rama, he targets the opposition

The Prime Minister hinted that the DP may have contributed for the decision of the Dutch parliament

In a speech delivered in parliament on Thursday, Prime Minister Edi Rama focused on the resolution adopted by the Dutch parliament, which requires the launch of a procedure that would see the restoration of the visa regime for Albanian nationals.

According to him, “this is a political decision as part of a growing campaign taking place in the Netherlands against the process of expansion, against emigrants and against Albanians”.

“Some political parties there have decided to use Albanians for their aggressive rhetoric in relation to developments taking place outside Dutch borders and against the European enlargement policy”, Mr. Rama said.

The socialist Prime Minister also said that the decision of the Dutch parliament provoked “absurd celebrations by opposition in Tirana”.

Rama said that “these celebrations were an insult and despicable for common people of this country when they were aired by every TV channel, as if this really marked the end of free movement for Albanians”.

For the chairman of the ruling Socialist Party, the Democratic Party is making a desperate and failed attempt to jeopardize the European perspective of the country. He added that: “This is unforgivable. It’s a decision which insults the dignity of every Albanian in this country”.

The Prime Minister also hinted that the DP may have contributed for the decision of the Dutch parliament.