Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection Statement Christian Lange is currently in a visit to Tirana. A press statement issued by the German Embassy reported that as part of his program, Lange met and exchanged views with President Ilir Meta, Prime Minister Edi Rama, Assembly Speaker Gramoz Ruçi, Albanian MPs, Minister of Justice Etilda Gjonaj, Interior Minister Sandër Lleshaj, Chair of High Prosecutorial Council Gent Ibrahimi, European Union (EU) Ambassador Luigi Soreca, and EURALIUS representatives on judicial reform and bilateral relations.
State Secretary Lange said that his visit and talks in Albania were designed to help him get an idea of the state of justice system reform, as it is an important prerequisite for Albania’s accession into the European Union. He said that it is important that the Constitutional Court, High Court, Special Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office (SPAK), and National Bureau of Investigation become functional in the coming months. According to him, the German Government stood by the EU perspective of the Western Balkans.