Albanias MPs fail to agree on adoption of EU integration reforms.

By bne IntelliNews September 23, 2011
Albanias MPs have failed to reach consensus on the adoption of amendments to several bills, required for the countrys further EU integration, the parliaments press office reported. The agenda included reviews of the criminal, road, sea, railway and air codes that require a qualified 3/5 majority. The left-wing opposition led by Socialist Party refused to vote the bills. The opposition controls 66 mandates in the 140-seat parliament. Albania needs to pass legislative changes before October 12, when the European Commission is expected to publish its regular progress report. Albanias bid for EU candidate country status was turned down in 2010 due to the long-standing political deadlock.

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