The EU Ambassador to Albania, Romana Vlahutin, and the Ministry of Justice, Etilda Gjonaj, after vising the Vlora Municipality, went to the Palace of Culture where they met with employees of the Property Registration Office of the coastal town, and also with employees of the Agency for Legalization of Illegal Constructions. These meetings were held behind closed doors. After this, they met with citizens interested on property matters.
After the meeting that lasted around 90 minutes, Vlahutin underlined that private property is a basic right, not negotiable for the EU.
“We started our meetings from Vlora, to discuss the problems that this town has. This is a fact-collecting trip and we are focusing on hearing sessions with our citizens. Private property is a basic right, and as such it is not negotiable for the EU. There has been chaos during the past 27 years, with families that have owned lands for 300 years and now they cannot register them. People have waited too long. It is time for this problem to find a solution”, said the EU Ambassador, Romana Vlahutin.