U.S. Embassy Statement

U.S. Embassy Tirana

The U.S. Embassy welcomes the courageous decision of the Albanian Parliament to pass the law on decriminalization.  This law is the toughest law in Europe against criminals in politics.  While it is the result of the hard work by both the majority and the opposition, ultimately it is a victory for the Albanian people who want clean government and an end to corruption.  While much work still remains in Albania’s fight against crime and corruption, this law represents a bold step in reducing the influence of criminal elements in the country.