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The IOM supports the extension of the mandates of vetting bodies: On behalf of the EC this initiative is important

  • 11/19/2021 8:39 PM
The IOM supports the extension of the mandates of vetting bodies: On behalf of the EC this initiative is important

The head of the international monitoring operation, IOM, Maciej Popovski stated today that the constitutional changes in Albania for the extension of the mandate of the vetting bodies are important to complete this process, so that the work done so far is not lost and not start everything from the scratch.

"The IOM considers the extension of work to be of great importance in order to have a successful completion of the vetting process as part of justice reform.We support the amendment to extend the term of office of Independent Qualification Commission members and Public Commissioners. The IOM considers this extension important for vetting to be completed successfully. This will allow issues to be resolved given the capacities developed and the experience gained. The work that has been done so far should not be lost and everything should not start from the scratch," he said speaking at the joint meeting of the Council for Legislation and the Committee for Issues Legal, Public Administration and Human Rights.

According to him, the extension of deadlines until December 2024 will be enough to complete the vetting process.

EC, is in the direction of the IOM, I would like to say that we are in support of the initiative to amend the article of the constitution which proposes the extension of the term of office of public commissioners and KPC until 31 December 2024. It is a recommendation made in 2021 and has been sent to the Parliament of Albania ", Popovskisaid.

/Klara Ruci/