ESI's Gerald Knaus and Besa Shahini went on a fact finding mission on the occasion of Albania's parliamentary elections on 23 June. They met with Albanian politicians, including Edi Rama, the leader of the Albanian Socialists, Ilir Meta, chairman of the Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI), and Ditmir Bushati, Chair of the Parliamentary Committee for European Integration, as well as with European diplomats, including Nicholas Cannon, British Ambassador to Albania, Martin de la Beij, Dutch Ambassador to Albania. They also met Chris Stone, the president of the Open Society Foundations, and Ivan Krastev, the Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies (Sofia).
23 June 2013
ESI at the Albanian parliamentary elections