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Justice, Power and Visas

Following the OSCE's critical report on the criminal justice system, the President, Alfred Moisu, met with representatives of the National Judicial Conference, the High Justice Council and the Supreme Court. The meeting resulted in the establishment of a working group to coordinate progress in implementing the reforms called for by the OSCE.

Media sources in Bulgaria reported that the European Parliament's rapporteur for the country was calling on the EU to delay their demand for the closure of Bulgaria's elderly nuclear reactors in order to head off a potential energy crisis in the region. The rapporteur, Geoffrey van Orden, denied this, claiming that his call for 'flexibility' did not imply keeping the reactors running.

EC Commissioner for Enlargement, Olli Rehn and Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Franco Frattini issued a press release welcoming the decision to pursue agreements on visas and readmission with the states of the Western Balkans.

Hope that wasn't all too exciting for you.


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Welcome to Our Man in Tirana. I moved to Tirana, capital of Albania, in October 2005 and left in October 2007. This blog is a mix of photographs, reports, links, impressions and, undoubtedly, prejudices relating to the city and the country.

Since I am no longer in Tirana I am no longer updating this blog. However, there are over 300 posts covering this two year period and I hope that they are still of some interest.

So if you are curious about Albania or if you are planning to visit I hope this blog will be of value.