The 9th Subcommittee meeting on Justice, Freedom and Security between the EU and Albania took place on 28 April in Brussels. Representatives from the European Commission and the Albanian authorities discussed the most recent developments in the area of rule of law. The meeting was co-chaired by Ms Michela Matuella, Head of Unit for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Directorate General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission, and Ms Eralda Çani, Deputy Minister of European Integration, Ministry of European Integration.
EU ministers began their meeting with discussions on Turkey: “We will assess with the ministers the state of play of developments inside the country and in our relations. I think we need a serious in-depth, frank and serene discussion among the Member States. And obviously the Foreign Minister of Turkey [Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu] will join us this afternoon and I will have a bilateral meeting with him later tonight,” Mogherini told the media ahead of the meeting.