Launch of accession talks is Albania’s next challenge, says the minister of Integration

Launch of accession talks is Albania’s next challenge, says the minister of Integration

Tirana, October 9, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

Minister of European Integration, Klajda Gjosha declared today that Albania’s next challenge is the launch of accession talks with the European Union, while saying that the government needs the opposition.

“For the first time in this progress report, we have no specific recommendation, as Albania’s next challenge is the launch of accession talks”, said Gjosha. In her address, Gjosha said that “the government needs the opposition. We need a real debate to show to Albanian people the best option to undertake the necessary reforms”.

According to Gjosha, the launch of talks is conditioned by the fulfillment of five priorities, for which Albania has made steps forward.

“The integration process requires time. I would like to express my resolve to cooperate with all actors and I call on all political sides in the country to collaborate”, declare the minister.

Furthermore, minister Gjosha said that the reform in the justice system remains crucial and spirit of cooperation, manifested on October 6 meeting, must continue. According to her, Albania is determined to continue with the fight against organized crime and the harmonization of Albanian laws with European laws must intensify in all domains. /ibna/