Integration, Gjosha: Let us move forward with the reforms; Bregu: The country is in political crisis

Integration, Gjosha: Let us move forward with the reforms; Bregu: The country is in political crisis

Tirana, September 30, 2014/ Independent Balkan News Agency

In a meeting called “A new chapter on integration”, Minister of European Integration, Klajda Gjosha declared that Albania has many challenges ahead.

Praising EU Enlargement Commissioner, Stefan Fule and the messages that he gave for the Albanian politics, Gjosha expressed the necessity to advance in the path of reforms, in relation to the fight against corruption, human rights and a professional administration.

“Although we all know that there won’t be new EU accessions in the next five years, the process of integration must be intensive. In this context, the joint perspective of Western Balkan will offer results if we intensify regional cooperation in the economic and social aspect and for this, every exchanged experience is precious”, said Gjosha.

The minister underlined that in order to accelerate the process of integration, there must be all inclusiveness and consensus. According to her, there must be consensus from all political sides and cooperation from all actors.

In her speech, the chairwoman of the parliamentary committee for integration, Majlinda Bregu declared that integration remains far for as long as politics makes its own personal interests a priority.

“All inclusiveness is a constant request articulated by the international community, in order for the process of integration to be more credible. It’s important to know how credible the reforms that have brought us closer to the EU are. Reforms require more efforts than political rhetoric”, said Bregu.

According to Bregu, Albania is going through a political crisis. She talked about the boycott of the opposition, adding that there’s a need for stability. /ibna/