ECR Party

PRESS RELEASE:ECR condemns the demolition of the National Theatre of Albania by the Rama Government

The European Conservatives and Reformists Party expresses growing concerns on the recent developments in Albania and more specifically on the unprecedented act of the Rama Government to demolish the National Theatre in Tirana, a building of great historical and cultural heritage for Albania and its citizens. 

Despite strong criticism by civic society, politicians and expert community, rallying against the planned demolition, the Rama Government moved to demolish the National Theatre at 04:30 in the morning, under heavy police presence that violently clashed with protesters.

The ECR Party condemns this open violation of the freedoms and rights of citizens by the Rama Government, actions incompatible with our European values, and supports our member, the Republican Party, in their efforts to integrate Albania in the European democratic processes and restore the rule of law in the country.