Municipalities in the EU Integration Process of Albania

The purpose of this report is to point out the importance of the role of the local government in Albania’s EU integration process, by presenting its responsibilities towards the fulfillment of the accession criteria and EU standards, and the status of their fulfillment in year 2017, which can serve as the basis for assessing the performance of local government in the integration process for the coming years. The structure of this report is based on the National Plan for European Integration 2017-2020 and the European Commission Report on Albania. It is also referred to the national strategic and political documents and the legal framework for each field of the EU accession criteria and standard, for which the local government entails responsibilities within the framework of the local self-government functions provided by Law 139/2015 “On Local Self-Government”.

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January 10, 2019