The rapporteur for Albania in the Bundestag, Manuel Sarrazin, demands all-party cooperation for the reforms.
After the reaction of the first two German parties to the elections in Albania, the third opposition party, the Greens, has already reacted. The party's rapporteur, Manuel Sarrazin, focused on the call for serious and responsible cooperation on the path of reforms:
"As in the government, as the opposition, all parties must now follow together the course of reforms with more responsibility and seriousness than before," Sarrazin told DW today in a written statement.
This is a request that apparently goes more to the current opposition, which burned its mandate in 2019. According to the expert for Southeast Europe, "the boycott of the parliament was undemocratic and inappropriate, given the great challenges the country faces.
Sarrazin, who together with his Social Democrat colleagues in the Bundestag has always been for the unconditional start of negotiations, uses the opportunity to reiterate his long-standing request to start negotiations with Albania as soon as possible:
"The EU must support the country on its path to the EU and keep its promises. Albania has long met the conditions for opening the first chapters and implemented the first reforms in the fields of justice, corruption and organized crime. If the EU indefinitely postpones the opening of the first accession talks, it will further weaken the credibility of the EU accession process,"he said