Ministers Manjani and Ahmetaj hold a meeting with the President of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The details of their demands
Tirana, 10 May 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
A high level delegation led by Minister of Justice, Ylli Manjani and the Minister of Finance, Arben Ahmetaj, have travelled to Strasbourg, where they held a meeting with the President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Mr. Guido Raimondi.
The scope of this meeting was to convince this court to put an end to the judicial deliberations of properties in Albania.
The ministers briefed Mr. Raimondi on the progress of the application of the new law which deals with the issue of properties. They carefully presented all the administrative, legal and financial engagements of the Albanian state for a fair solution of the issue relating to properties in Albania.
Minister Manjani said that “there’s a need for cooperation with the Court, taking into account the fact that there’s now a Law which offers the missing mechanism for the handling of this issue in Albania”.
In this context, the ministers asked for the suspension of further deliberations of pending cases by this court.
Minister of Finance, Arben Ahmetaj expressed his concern in relation to the serious effects that the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights have on the state budget. “The government has tried to find a fair and proportional solution, without damaging the interests of the generations to come. During the ten years that this Law will be applied, the state budget will have a special item, where the funds for this issue will be allocated”, the minister said.
The minister stressed the need for the suspension of decisions in order to make room for the implementation of the Bill.
On his part, President of the European Court of Human Rights said that it is important to find a balance between the respect for the right of property and the public interest of those who pay.
There’s no reply yet as to whether ECHR will accept the request addressed by the Albanian government. /balkaneu.com/