The EU delegation to Tirana has called on Albanian authorities to fully adhere to their commitment for the implementation of the Justice Reform, based on the legislation which has been reviewed by the Venice Commission and the Constitutional Court.
This reaction of the EU comes a few days after the Union of Judges filed a complaint at the Constitutional Court to quash several points of the vetting process.
The full statement of the EU delegation:
EU Member States Embassies and the EU Delegation in Tirana call on all relevant authorities to adhere to their full commitment to the implementation of the Justice Reform, which was unanimously voted in the Albanian Parliament almost a year ago. Vetting of judges and prosecutors, as envisaged in the legislation that has already been reviewed both by the Venice Commission and the Constitutional Court of Albania, needs to start. The EU recalls that credible and tangible progress on all five key priorities, the implementation of the Justice Reform, and in particular the vetting, are essential for the opening of accession negotiations with Albania. /balkaneu.com/