EU urges to dialogue between Albania’s political leaders

EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, calls on political leaders in Albania to overcome differences and find a solution to the dispute over the race for mayor of Tirana.

“The narrow result in the mayoral elections in Tirana means that both sides need to reach out, overcome differences and find solutions,” said Ashton in a statement issued late Wednesday night, while noting that clashes between opposition supporters and police on Saturday had shown “the fragility of the political situation.”

Ashton urged all political leaders in Albania and in the city of Tirana to support the finalisation of the election process calmly, constructively and with a focus on the future.

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