The Victims of Communism Foundation's Blog

Albania’s parliamentary elections, due for June 25th, are a test for the country. They will take place amid political turmoil and uncertainty, against the background of the country’s long-term hopes to join the European Union. Among the many benchmarks the EU wants Albania to meet before accession talks begin, one is especially crucial: judicial reform. Although Albania is a NATO member and has implemented a democratic voting system, Brussels wants to see “trouble-free elections and a revamped judiciary tackling widespread corruption” in order to give Tirana full marks. As things stand, politicians and the judiciary …

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