The Honorable Ditmir Bushati


Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Member of Parliament since 2009

Socialist Party



Date of birth: 24 March 1977

Family status: Married. Wife and two children



1999 Faculty of Law, University of Tirana

2001 Masters Degree in Public International Law (LL.M) from Leiden

University in The Netherlands

Recipient of various fellowships and research grants, including

TEMPUS, NUFFIC, Victor Folsom, Kokkalis, TMC Asser Institute, and

has been a researcher on European Affairs at the European Centre

for Public Law of the University of Athens, Greece.

Trainings on international affairs at several universities and research centres, including Harvard University, the Academy of International Law in Dallas, USA and the Abo University Academy, Finland.



2011-2013  Chair of the  Parliamentary Committee for European

2009-2013  Member of the Joint EU-Albania Parliamentary Committee

2011           Member of the Steering Committee of the Socialist Party

Director of Legal Approximation at the Albanian Ministry of European Integration

Advisor on European Affairs to the Deputy Prime Minister, as Legal   Advisor to the Constitutional Court the Office of the President of the Republic of Albania and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia




2008  Civil society leader and a Founding Director of the European          Movement in Albania

2007 -2008  Analyst for Freedom House for the Nations in Transition Report

2006 – 2008 National Reporter for the European Society of International Law (ESIL), and National Coordinator of the Open Society Foundation’s project monitoring Albania's progress in the European integration process


Lectured on European Law and the EU enlargement process at different institutions and universities in Albania and Kosovo. He has published numerous scientific papers and articles in areas related to the EU enlargement process, public international law and European law

Foreign Minister, Albania

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