EPP considers the wave of asylum seekers from an EU member candidate as unacceptable

EPP considers the wave of asylum seekers from an EU member candidate as unacceptable

Tirana, 2 September 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

Political Assembly of the European People’s parties (EPP), considers the large number of Albanians who seek asylum in EU member countries as unacceptable.

In meetings held today with the leader of the Albanian opposition, Lulzim Basha, and in the assembly’s meeting, MEPs have considered the high number of asylum seekers from a country such as Albania that has applied for EU membership, as worrying.

Migration has occupied an important place in the first day of proceedings of this assembly.

Strong criticism has come from German representatives of EPP’s political assembly, who pointed out that Germany is feeling the consequences of the loss of hope for the future by Albanian citizens as a result of the weakening of democratic standards in Albania, something that Lulzim Basha has denounced for a while in the meetings held with the EPP.

According to DP’s press office, bad governance which has brought an economic crisis, corruption, promotion of people with criminal records in high ranking positions, starting from parliament, local government, administration, police, etc, have been identified as the main causes of the galloping rise of the number of asylum seekers in Germany.

The leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha met with the president of EPP, Joseph Daul, the chairman of the Foreign Committee in the European Parliament, Elmar Brok, MEPs Kukan, Fleckenstein, Rubig and other EU senior officials.

From Brussels, Mr. Basha said that the “June 21 elections, where citizens were deprived of their right to express their free will by Rama and Meta, the buying of the vote, pressure against administration, voters and institutions, lack of will by the majority to implement the decriminalization process and the running of people with criminal records in the elections, were some of the main concerns raised in these meetings”. /ibna/