Council Meeting in Tirana
Our spring Council Meeting was held in Tirana, Albania from the 9th to the 12th of May under the theme “The Fight Against Corruption and the Road to Prosperity in the Western Balkans”. Our friends from Albania FRPD became members in EDS at the Winter University in February, and it was our great pleasure to be hosted by them so soon and welcome them into our family. In Tirana we had the great pleasure to be welcomed by Belind Kellici the chairman of FRPD and former MP Jorida Tabaku. The second day we started off with a keynote speech from Mr. Lulzim Basha, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Albania before we left for Lezha city by bus. Here we visited the Municipality of Lezha, saw the Scanderbeg memorial and enjoyed a traditional lunch up in the countryside outside the city before our return to Tirana. We also held our traditional working group sessions where all the participants got to debate political motions on various relevant and exciting topics. Saturday it was time for our Council Meeting where we adopted new policies for EDS, and had interesting talks and debates amongst our council members, at the end we had the pleasure to be greeted by former President of Albania Mr. Sali Berisha who spoke to all our participants.