“Those who used to judge us are being screened. And this is no small thing”. This is the opinion offered by the former head of secret services, Fatos Klosi regarding the current progress of the justice reform for Albanian Free Press. Klosi supports the removal of judges or prosecutors in the name of the reform in justice. “The reform is yielding its first results. This reform is bringing a new way of functioning in the justice system. We could say that things are not moving as quickly as we would have wanted them, but in my opinion, it is restoring trust amongst people. It is bringing new hope”, he says.
On the other hand, commenting on the latest developments in the region, particularly after the signing of the agreement between Tsipras and Zaev on the renaming of Macedonia, Klosi adds that the opposing reactions are typical Balkan reactions, which, according to him, the European Union tries to eradicate because it is not “infected” by them. “The same thing is happening in both Macedonia and Greece. The majority and opposition cannot come to an agreement when it comes to matters which are important for the nation. This is why I think that these sorts of problems are more of a Balkan kind of thing rather than a European one”, he underlines. Meanwhile as far as expectations about Albania’s opening of EU accession talks are concerned, he’s optimistic about it. “28th of June is a difficult test. Sooner or later, we will pass it”, he says.