German MPs say Rama’s resignation should not be viewed taboo to solve conflict

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times May 25, 2019 12:22

German MPs say Rama’s resignation should not be viewed taboo to solve conflict

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  • “It was the second time within ten days that the same deputies made the same request, unconditional dialogue. But they have added that there can be no taboo, both the election date and the resignation of the prime minister can be considered in order to sit at the dialogue table,” Anila Shuka explained.

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TIRANA, May 26 – In a joint statement for Deutsche Welle on Friday, Johann David Wadephul, deputy chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German parliament and at the same time the head of the Western Balkans working group, as well as Christian Schmidt, from CSU, rapporteur for Albania in the Foreign Commission and former Federal Minister, repeated their request for dialogue between the government and the opposition.

In the same statement, DW reports it was highlighted by the German lawmakers that dialogue conditions should not be considered taboo between the countries, neither should the possibility to postpone elections’ date.

Top Channel, local news in Albania, had a direct connection with the correspondent of DW in Berlin, Anila Shuka, to whom the two deputies gave the statement.

“It was the second time within ten days that the same deputies made the same request, unconditional dialogue. But they have added that there can be no taboo, both the election date and the resignation of the prime minister can be considered in order to sit at the dialogue table,” Anila Shuka explained.

Further asked, Shuka said that despite internal changes that may come about the German Bundestag or possible losses on the side of the Social-Democrats after elections will not affect the German parliament’s vote regarding Albania and North Macedonia, which has been set on September.

“The message coming from the 2 German MPs is clear: they will not be willing to accept local elections without the opposition’s participation, nor will they agree to okay the opening of negotiations without the political crisis in Albania being solved,” she concluded.

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times May 25, 2019 12:22