TIRANA, Feb 13 /ATA/- The Chair of EP delegation, Monica Macovei, stated that the opening of EU accession negotiations with Albania is in the interest of the country and I am hopeful that in April we will celebrate the opening of accession negotiations.
At the conclusion of the 12th meeting of Stabilization Association Committee which took place in Tirana for two days, the Chair of EP delegation, Monica Macovei, and the Chair of Albanian delegation Taulant Balla appeared at a joint news conference to draw the conclusions.
In her remarks, Macovei said that the opening of negotiations is in the interest of the country and turns a new chapter on trade, justice and any other issue pertaining to freedom of expression and the country. Opening of negotiations will be associated with an increase of foreign investments in the country as they boost confidence in the country, which is instrumental.
Balla: We need to join forces with each other to work for European Albania
The Chair of Albanian delegation at Albania – EU Stabilization Association Parliamentary Committee Taulant Balla stated on Tuesday : The good news is that finally we have a joint document with opposition and at least today we have come together to work for a European Albania.
In his remarks, Balla said that this committee wrapped up the proceedings with the good news that we have finally come to full agreement on majority-opposition recommendations that the Stabilization Association Committee addressed to the Council of European Parliament.
The news is that MEPs and Albanian MPs have come together to ask the member countries via the Council and Committee to recommend the opening of accession negotiations with Albania and set a date for the negotiations’ kickoff,” Balla said.
“The committee praises the so far achievements in fulfilment of five priorities down the path to EU as well as the 100 percent compliance of our policy with EU, according to Balla.
In response to journalists over justice reform, Balla said that European Commission, European Parliament in their decision-taking pertaining to the opening of negotiations draw on the scores of justice reform with enforcement of vetting expected to yield the much expected results and cast light on the issues of 27-year justice system which has not functioned up to the European standards.
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