U.S. Embassy Statement

The story that first appeared in Rilindja Demokratike newspaper yesterday referring to a list of nine Members of Parliament that were deemed “non grata” by the U.S. Embassy is a complete fabrication.  The Embassy does monitor closely issues of crime and corruption across all political parties, but the Embassy did not compile that list.

We reiterate our statement of March 2 and encourage all political parties in Albania to remove individuals involved in criminal or corrupt activities and we strongly support the work of the Parliament to develop legislation in accordance with the Resolution of December 24, 2014.