The EU-Albania Stabilization and Association Parliamentary Committee at a March 1 meeting praised Albania's resolve in implementing reforms on its road to the EU.
The Council reviewed progress in the reform fields, including the rule of law and the judiciary, respect for human rights, public administration, economic policy, education and employment, connectivity, and the green agenda.
Special emphasis was placed on the process of reevaluating the work of judges and prosecutors, as well as on the Constitutional and Supreme courts, which have resumed their activities, the EU Council said in a press release. The launch of new special bodies tasked with fighting corruption and organized crime was also welcomed.
The EU foreign minister and vice-president of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, presided over the meeting. Prime Minister Edi Rama headed the Albanian delegation, while Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi represented the European Commission.