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2023 Report on Albania

The European Commission adopted its 2023 Enlargement Package, that provides a detailed assessment of the state of play and the progress made by Albania on their respective paths towards the EU, with a particular focus on implementing fundamental reforms, as well as clear guidance on the reform priorities ahead.

In the 2023 Report on Albania it is mentioned that the role of civil society, including in the EU accession negotiation process, should be further strengthened. The structures in place for consulting civil society need to be reinforced and become fully operational. The report also states that there has been no progress in implementing the roadmap on an enabling environment for civil society, as well as the amendments made to the 2014 VAT Law that allow for tax exemptions instead of tax refunds have not been implemented yet.

Read here the full report.