Schütz on electoral reform, Albania should meet all the recommendations set by OSCE /ODIHR

German ambassador in Albania Schütz speaking about the electoral reform underscored that Albania should meet all the recommendations set by OSCE /ODIHR.”We hail the fact that process of the electoral reform is moving ahead. The Federal Government of Germany, German Bundestag and EU have constantly attached importance to the implementation of the recommendations set by OSCE/ODIHR as regards the Albanian electoral code. Germany financially supports the work of the independent experts in the electoral reform process.

“The electoral code reform was assessed by the EU countries in the General Council in June this year as a very important step for the European integration of Albania. Taking into consideration the decision for the opening of the accession talks in the coming year, it is important not to lose time,”Schütz was quoted as saying. The German ambassador made an appeal to the opposition to return to parliament and carry on work for the electoral reform to make it applicable in the coming local elections.

/Klara Ruci/