Albanian parliament votes to extend judicial reform

By Alice Taylor, 11 February
Albania parliament buildings (photo credit: shutterstock)
Albania parliament buildings (photo credit: shutterstock)
Albanian lawmakers have voted to extend the EU-backed judicial reform that includes the vetting of prosecutors and judges. In the session, 118 MPs voted to extend the mandate out of 140. Just four abstained. The move will require amendments to the country’s constitution. A part of Albania’s justice reform, two commissions were established in 2016 to vet more than 800 judicial staff. The mandate for this process expires in 2022, but less than 60% of judges and magistrates have been vetted.
Read the full article here: Euractiv

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