2008 Press Releases
Statement from the U.S. Embassy
December 23, 2008
The U.S. Embassy closely followed last night’s vote in the Albanian Parliament that passed the Lustration Law by a simple majority. We are deeply concerned. This law has raised serious legal, governmental, and constitutional questions among Albania's international partners, including the United States. We call on the Government of Albania to take immediate steps in consultation with national and international experts to ensure that this law would meet international standards.