Implementing the Stabilization and Association Agreement: The process of approximation of Albanian legislation with that of European Union

Proceedings of The 6th International Conference on Social Sciences in the 21st Century

Year: 2023

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Implementing the Stabilization and Association Agreement: The process of approximation of Albanian legislation with that of European Union

Ph.D. Erjola Xhuvani, Prof. Ass Naim Mecalla

 

 

ABSTRACT: 

The approximation of Albanian legislation with that of European Union, according to Stabilization and Association Agreement, article 70, and its implementation is a complicated and demanding process. In order to fulfil this obligation established by the SAA, Albania should build its regulatory framework in line with the EU legislation and also should set up its administrative structures necessary for the implementation of this legislation.
To give a detailed view of the process of approximation of legislation, its legal framework and the structures involved in this process, I drafted this article. In the first part I will describe the actual Albanian legislation that deals with the approximation procedures.
In the second part of the article I will analyze some approved laws in order to explain the formal functioning of the process of approximation of legislation. In this analysis are involved also the  laws reports, drafted by the proposal Ministry, tables of concordances of these laws and the reports of the parliamentary commissions.
In the third part of this article I will discuss on the need to understand and implement the EU legislation in the national legal system of Albania, as a must, established by the article 70 of the SAA.

keywords: approximation of legislation, Stabilization and Association Agreement, table of concordance, line Ministries, EU legislation