Netherlands Embassy in Tirana, Albania

Statement of EU Member States Embassies and EU Delegation to Albania on the amicus curiae brief of Venice Commission

European Union Member States Embassies in Tirana and the EU Delegation welcome the Amicus Curiae brief of the Venice Commission regarding the constitutionality of the Vetting Law and its accordance with international conventions.

We expect that the commitment of all stakeholders to the central role of  the Venice Commission will hold and that its opinion will be duly taken into consideration.

An overwhelming majority of Albanian citizens are demanding an independent, professional, impartial and effective judiciary.

We urge all political forces, all relevant State institutions and all judicial bodies in Albania to start without any more delay the implementation of justice reform.

Progress in this field is essential if the EU accession process is to advance.