Bases for the political agreement between the ruling majority and opposition in Albania

After the visits of Mr Knut Fleckenstein (S&D) and Mr Eduard Kukan (EPP) in Albania, on 19th and 22nd of December 2014, led by efforts to encourage their Albanian political partners to re-establish cross-party political dialogue and find solution to efficient functioning of the parliament, here are the bases for the political agreement between the ruling majority and opposition in Albania, agreed on December 23, 2014.

Bases for the political agreement between the ruling majority and opposition in Albania.

 

  • Opposition returns to the parliament and fully restore its parliamentary work refraining from boycotting the parliament and its committees; while ruling majority will not use its (3/5) majority to bypass the opposition but will seek together with the opposition consensus on important reforms whenever possible;

 

  • All parties will contribute to political dialogue, taking place primarily in the parliament and to the respect of the Constitution and systemic implementation of decisions of the Constitutional Court. The ruling majority and the opposition will engage in reviewing the rules concerning efficient functioning of the parliamentary inquiry committees based on the best international practices;

 

  • The opposition and ruling majority commit to work together in consensual way with help from the EU on the issue of individuals with criminal records holding or seeking to be elected or being nominated to a public office based on European standards and assistance of the Venice commission;

 

  • The representatives of the major political groups in the European Parliament S&D and EPP will support such political agreement.

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