Raportet e Komissionit per progresin e Shqiperise drejt Europes thone qarte se:
....There continues to be no accurate data on minorities. The next population census, while respecting international standards on data protection, will be key to address this issue.
Fragment i raportit te EU te 09 November 2010: (http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/pdf/key_documents/2010/package/al_rapport_2010_en.pdf)
Quote 1: In practice, specific rights of three "national" and two "ethno-linguistic" minorities, as defined by the country, are recognised. However, there are inconsistencies in the application of these rights. The lack of accurate data on minorities impedes the development of appropriate policies. This is expected to be addressed by the conduct of the next population census in 2011 in line with international standards. The level of representation of persons belonging to minorities in public administration and politics needs to be enhanced.
Quote 2 ...The constitution provides the protection of the rights of minorities. The current lack of data on minorities will be addressed by the 2011 census. The availability of minority language education needs to be enhanced and made accessible to all persons belonging to minorities (national and ethno-linguistic). Restitution of property belonging to minorities remains an issue. The State Committee for Minorities needs to be substantially reinforced in order to ensure its representative and consultative role...
Quote 3: There is a lack of accurate data on minorities in Albania. This situation is expected to be addressed by the conduct of a population census in 2011, respecting international standards including the principle of free self-identification. This census will include optional questions on the ethnic origin, religious affiliation and mother tongue of respondents. Establishing
updated statistical data is important for the development of appropriate minority policies.
Fragmenti i raportit te komisionit Europian (raporti i 2009) http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/pdf/key_documents/2009/al_rapport_2009_en.pdf
thote qarte se: There continues to be no accurate data on minorities. The next population census, while respecting international standards on data protection, will be key to address this issue.
Minority rights, cultural rights and protection of minorities
minorities and the law forbids discriminatory treatment. There are three recognised national
minorities (Greek, Macedonian and Serbian-Montenegrin) and two ethno-linguistic minorities (Aromanian and Roma) in Albania. The Egyptian community is seeking the status of an ethno-cultural minority. With regard to cultural rights, the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages remains to be adopted.
to defuse intra-ethnic tensions. The legal framework on minority protection, including territorial limitations, education policy and the distinction between categories, needs to be
clarified based on updated statistical data. There continues to be no accurate data on minorities. The next population census, while respecting international standards on dataprotection, will be key to address this issue.
The institutional capacity of the State Committee on Minorities remains weak. Its role as intermediary between the government and minority representatives requires further strengthening in order to ensure effective participation of minorities in decision-making processes.
needed to ensure that members of all minorities can fully enjoy their cultural rights. The collection of updated data on the size of minorities is key to development of a national minority policy. The legal framework on minority protection needs to be further developed and clarified.