Albania’s declining media freedom won’t impact EU accession

Euractiv | Oct 13, 2021 at 3:58 PM
  • The European Commission has said it will not require Albania to withdraw plans for a controversial law that would bring all online media under state supervision in order to open EU accession negotiations.
  • The package is still on parliament’s agenda and requires a simple majority, which the government have, for it to become law.
  • Across the border in Greece, the conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis has proposed amendments to the Civil Code, introducing fines and prison time for journalists found guilty of publishing “fake news”.