The Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee (D-AL) was created in 2014 for the new term of the European Parliament. It originates from the regional Delegation for relations with South-East Europe.
The relations with Albania have been upgraded (from informal Interparliamentary Meetings <IPM> status) in 2009, following the entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA). The Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with the European Union constitutes the legal basis for the political dialogue at parliamentary level and the establishment of the Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee.
Consequently, Members of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians from Albania meet twice a year in a separate Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee (SAPC), which has the same status as Joint Parliamentary Committees (JPC) which exist the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYROM) and Turkey.