The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated Prime Minister Edi Rama on the outcome of the parliamentary elections and believes that the country will have more benefits from cross-party co-operation. Mr. Juncker posted on social networks, a letter addressed to the head of the SP.The result of these elections shows that Albanian citizens have given you a clear mandate to continue the reforms you have already undertaken in recent years. I welcome the fact that after the elections you have asked for the opposition cooperation, emphasizing the need to overcome the marked cross-party differences and underlining the common challenges facing Albania, -writes Mr. Juncker. According to him “The path of your country towards the European Union will in fact require constructive cross-party dialogue and cooperation. Albania is a very important partner for the EU and the European Commission expects continued co-operation in preparing Albania for its EU membership in the future. ”
Mr. Juncker considers it extremely necessary to step up the concrete efforts to implement justice reform and the Vetting process, including the fight against drugs. Concrete efforts are needed to further progress in the implementation of judicial reform and in particular the Vetting process of judges and prosecutors and to fight with determination the fight against organized crime, including the fight against cultivation and trafficking of narcotics, he says.