Negotiations / European Parliament gives the GREAT NEWS for Albania
Yuri Kim shakes new members of the Constitutional Court: Enforce the law, do not be influenced by those who appointed you, US on the side of reform
Written by Aleksandra HOXHAJ 22 Janar 2021
Ambassador for Albania Yuri Kim has asked the members of the Constitutional Court to remain loyal only to the law. The last two years have been a fierce political battle for the Constitutional Court where many have tried to bring in their loyalists. But Ambassador Kim has made it clear to all members not to look back, but to do justice only under the law. Yesterday, Ambassador Kim and EU Ambassador Luigi Soreca met with members of the Constitutional Court, where they also gave orders. "Judges should act with independence and integrity in the administration of justice, regardless of the institution that appointed them to court. The court plays an important role in ensuring the control and balance of Albania's institutions and in ensuring the rule of law. US support will continue, including through the provision of technical assistance ", said Kim. According to her, the United States will continue to strongly support the implementation of justice reform and urge the relevant authorities to ensure that the Constitutional Court has a full panel of nine judges in the near future, so that the people of Albania have a fair trial. indeed, in line with Albania's status as a NATO ally and EU aspirant.
Soreca talks about meeting Yuri Kim
EU Ambassador Luigi Soreca commented on his meeting with members of the Constitutional Court and US Ambassador Yuri Kim yesterday. He thanked the members of the Constitutional Court, who took on a difficult challenge. Soreca stressed that ensuring the functionality of the Constitutional Court was a great achievement for the country, although very challenging. He said that the EU will continue its support for all justice institutions in order for justice reform to yield the expected results. "Today I met with members of the Constitutional Court, together with the US Ambassador in Tirana. I thanked those who took on such a difficult challenge at an important moment for Albania. I wished the best for their work on important issues that the court will consider soon. Ensuring the functionality of the court was a major achievement, made possible by the political commitment of the President and Parliament and the effective work of the JAC. Albania has now taken a critical step towards the first IGC. The EU will continue its strong support for all justice institutions in order for the justice reform to give the results that the Albanian citizens expect ", said Soreca. The Constitutional Court became operational at the end of 2021 with new members Altin Binaj, Përparim Kalo and Sonila Bejtja. Earlier, the American chief diplomat, Kim met with the Speaker of the Constitutional Court, Vitore Tusha. The focus of this meeting was the functioning of the Constitutional Court of Albania and the progress of its activity. Mrs. Tusha expressed gratitude for the support and contribution given by the US,