Migrants, Italy-Albania agreement. Tirana Court: “Compliant with the Constitution”

Last month some deputies of the local opposition Democratic Party filed an appeal, suspending the ratification procedure of the Albanian Parliament

The agreement between Italy and Albania, signed in Rome on 6 November by Giorgia Meloni and Edi Rama “complies with the Constitution”. This was decided by the Constitutional Court of Tirana, after 30 deputies from the opposition Democratic Party had last month appealed against the constitutionality of the Treaty. The judges – 5 in favor and 4 against – therefore established that the agreement can be ratified by the Tirana Parliament.

The appeal

Last December the Constitutional Court of Tirana accepted two appeals, presented by the opposition of Sali Berisha’s Democratic Party and suspended the ratification procedures of the agreement in Parliament, as local media reported. The agreement, signed by Edi Rama and Giorgia Meloni last November 6, should have been ratified by the Parliament of Tirana and, instead, the decision of the Constitutional Court was awaited, which arrived today.