U.S. Embassy Statement

U.S. Embassy Tirana

The U.S. Embassy welcomes former parliamentarian Armando Prenga’s departure from the parliament.  Those with criminal records have no place in the parliament, courts, government, or municipalities of a NATO member country that aspires to join the EU.  We encourage the Albanian people and Albanian institutions to be vigilant in preventing criminals from becoming candidates in the June 18 elections.  Albanians deserve to have a clean political and judicial system, free from the influence of organized crime and corruption.