Following the agreement of major political parties in Albania on the draft law on decriminalisation, Eduard Kukan, Member of the European Parliament, made the following comments:
“I want to congratulate politicians from major Albanian political parties to the agreement on the final draft of decriminalization laws. It is an important step for Albanian political class and for the public administration. I strongly believe that once adopted and implemented, these laws can improve the functioning of the democratic institutions in Albania and, most importantly, regain the trust of Albanian citizens in politics.
It is important that these laws deal with the broad political landscape and also high public officials with criminal records. The final agreement, adoption and thorough implementation are essential to success of this process. I am convinced that decriminalization laws, together with the reform of judiciary will prove to be vital for the next step in the EU integration process.”