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The international mission starts the vetting process for prosecutors and judges in Albania

By   /  08/02/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on The international mission starts the vetting process for prosecutors and judges in Albania

The EU ambassador said that the role of the mission is monitoring and not decision making  A group of prosecutors and judges from the EU and USA arrived in Tirana and announced today that they will start the process of vetting their Albanian counterparts. The scope of the mission is to make a reevaluation of […]

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USA starts to reform the Albanian justice system

By   /  27/01/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on USA starts to reform the Albanian justice system

The American embassy refused entry for several judges and prosecutors in the US T‎he U.S. Embassy has revoked the non-immigrant visas of several Albanian judges and prosecutors after determining that the officials no longer qualify for these visas. “Because visa records are confidential under U.S. law, we cannot comment on individual cases”, said an embassy […]

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Law on vetting, PM Rama puts pressure on the Constitutional Court

By   /  14/12/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Law on vetting, PM Rama puts pressure on the Constitutional Court

PM Edi Rama says that if the Constitutional Court doesn’t take into account the opinion of the Venice Commission, this would be an undeserved slap to the Albanian people. In a speech delivered on Tuesday evening in the end of the year reception with ambassadors and diplomatic representatives accredited in Albania, Mr. Rama put pressure […]

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Failure of the vetting postpones negotiations between Albania and the EU

By   /  12/12/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Failure of the vetting postpones negotiations between Albania and the EU

The European Commission has not recommended any dates for the launch of accession talks between Albania and the EU. The Commission has recommended the launch of negotiations with the condition of delivering the Reform in Justice and the first step for this is the law on the vetting of judges. Monica Makovei, head of the […]

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Consensus ruined, vetting approved without the votes of opposition in parliament

By   /  31/08/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Politics  /  Comments Off on Consensus ruined, vetting approved without the votes of opposition in parliament

Tirana, 31 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Political consensus in Albania has been ruined after the vetting bill on judges and prosecutors was approved with the votes of the majority MPs alone, although the opposition had many arguments against. The bill in question aims at making an interim reassessment of judges and prosecutors in Albania. […]

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