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Statement of 5 March 2019 by Monica Macovei on the latest developments in Albania

"In my capacity as Chair of the EP Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee, I strongly believe that Albania is making progress towards European accession and implementing the EU reform agenda.

I believe the current government is on the right path in transforming the justice system in the country. Justice reform has generated tangible results in the fight against corruption and organised crime.

Unfortunately, the opposition's latest actions risk derailing the pace of such reforms, and are sending the wrong message to European partners. [...]"

Statement of 26 June 2017 by Eduard Kukan on the parliamentary elections in Albania

Eduard Kukan, Head of the European Parliament Delegation to the International Election Observation Mission to Albania:

"We were pleased that election day proceeded in an orderly and generally peaceful manner, despite reports of some irregularities. We were also very encouraged by the positive results of the internationally-mediated political agreement leading to the participation of the main opposition party in the elections." [...]

Statement of 12 June 2012 by Eduard Kukan on presidential elections in Albania

Eduard Kukan, Chair of the Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo:

"I would like to congratulate Mr. Bujar Nishani for being elected the new Albanian president. I hope he will be able to unify and independently represent all citizens of Albania and serve their best interests." [...]

Letter of 30 November 2011 from MEPs Kukan and Swoboda to PM Berisha and Edi Rama

Eduard Kukan, Chair of the Delegation for relations with South-East Europe, and Hannes Swoboda, Vice-President of the S&D Group:

"Dear Prime Minister Berisha,
"Dear Chairman Rama,
"The recent agreement between your parties to re-start regular parliamentary work is a long-awaited step towards normalisation of the political climate in Albania. Initiating joint work on electoral and the revision of the rules of procedure in the Parliament, as well as the undertaking to vote on the laws that require a 'qualified majority' are an important step forward. This is an encouraging development for country's European integration process." [...]

Statement of 2 September 2011 by Eduard Kukan on political dialogue in Albania

Eduard Kukan, Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for South East Europe:

"Albanian parliamentarians need to demonstrate their readiness to join efforts with a view to adopt legislation required for future European integration. I welcome the decision of the socialist opposition to resume their parliamentary activity in the Parliament. This is a positive step towards normalization of the political dialogue in the country. I hope the Parliament will be the main forum for all parties to relaunch and stimulate the necessary political dialogue."[...]

Statement of 11 February 2010 on Albania's recent political crisis

Chair and Vice-Chair of the South Eastern Europe Delegation, Eduard Kukan and Victor Boştinaru:

"We call on the all political leaders to seek a way out of the crisis. They should use the window of opportunity created by the Resolution 1709 of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and its recommendations.

"We fully support Resolution 1709 and call on the Albanian politicians to act in accordance with this Resolution. We welcome the initiative of the round table organized by President Topi and hope that it will serve as a basis for finding a solution to the current political situation
." [...]