U.S. Embassy Statement

We urge all sides to respect the Venice Commission process, including the requirement for confidentiality of the draft opinion until it is finalized. We welcome the decision of the Government to take no further action on relevant legislation until the opinion is finalized. We also welcome the statement made by President Meta during his press conference with the Bulgarian President affirming the importance of a positive decision by the EU to open negotiations towards membership for Albania. We must stay focused on what matters most – rule of law and Albania’s future in Europe.