9 May 2020 President Meta reacts anew about the issue of the National Theater: If there is no reflection, another lawsuit to the Constitutional Court
After being acquainted with the content of the decision of the Council of Ministers no. 377, dated 8 May 2020, published urgently in the Official Gazette with no. 83, dated 8 May 2020, I strongly forward this message to the Albanian authorities.
Any action or decision to violate the buildings of the National Theater is beyond any logic of the functioning of the state of law and the rule of law in Albania and would criminally violate the constitutional order, in complete contradiction with the public and national interest.
The Council of Ministers and the Municipality of Tirana must not take any further action that violates the complex of the buildings of the National Theater.
Continuation of this state activity for the demolition of the buildings of the National Theater at this moment, would severely damage the image and credentials of our country in the international arena and the European family, especially in the conditions when on March 24, 2020 the National Theater building is listed in buildings of the European heritage, thus marking the European journey of this center of Albanian culture and our national identity.
The organization Europa Nostra, supported by the Council of Europe and the European Parliament, praised this building, demanding to stop of any action against it by the Albanian institutions.
Opposing the European Union support on Europe Day is the worst signal of cooperation and support for the values we have been trying to embrace for 30 years.
Any further action and lack of reflection on this issue obliges the President of the Republic to submit a new request to the Constitutional Court in the coming days, for the unconstitutional declaration not only of special law no. 37/2018, but already of Decision no. 377, dated 8 May 2020 of the Council of Ministers, or of any other act related to it.
I remain hopeful in a reflection that will unite us in these difficult times that the country is going through.