U.S. Embassy Statement

U.S. Embassy Tirana

The U.S. Embassy welcomes the December 10 opinion of the Venice Commission on Albania’s Vetting Law. The vetting of judges will be a meaningful step towards ridding Albania of its deep judicial corruption‎, and the Venice Commission’s opinion should put to rest any legitimate concerns over the law.

We look forward to the decision of the Constitutional Court on the Vetting Law, which has far-reaching consequences for Albania and its future. The United States is confident that the Constitutional Court will restore the faith of the public in the judicial system that has been damaged by corrupt judges and prosecutors.