Director General for Enlargement Stefano Sannino and Director Pierre Mirel meet with the newly appointed Albanian Ombudsman Mr Igli Totozani (20/01/2012)

On Thursday 19 January, Director General for Enlargement Stefano Sannino and Director Pierre Mirel held meetings with the newly appointed Albanian Ombudsman Mr Igli Totozani. DG Enlargement also held a working meeting with Mr Totozani and line DGs. The visitGeneral Director for Enlargement, Stefano Sannino and the Albanian Ombudsman, Igli Totozani of the Albanian ombudsman aimed at establishing a strong working relationship with the Commission and its services. The Ombudsman's Office is a key Albanian institution playing a fundamental role in safeguarding citizens' rights. It can also contribute to the fulfillment of the key priorities for Albania's further progress towards the EU.

Mr Totozani's visit to the EU concluded with a meeting on 20 January with the European Ombudsman Mr Nikiforos Diamandouros in Strasbourg.