Albania: UE, new elections prove "democratic maturity"

Mogherini-Hahn, vetting bodies are key towardsßEU membership

19 May, 12:34

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, MAY 19 - The EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn congratulate the political parties in Albania for the agreement reached, which will lead to the holding of elections on the 25 June 2017 with the participation of all parties. It represents a "crucial first step" and proves the political leaders' "democratic maturity" to respond "to their citizens' expectations", they say in a joint statement.

    Now, the agreement must be swiftly implemented "to prepare elections in line with international standards", they say.

    Mogherini and Hahn point out that a "solid and credible" establishment of the vetting bodies is "key for progress towards EU membership".

    "We will continue supporting Albania and the legitimate aspirations of its people for a better future", they say.

    (ANSAmed).

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