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The Constitutional Court (CC)of Albania has also developed e special jurisprudence on this particular doctrinal debate and has made even the fi nal interpretation of the constitution on this matt er. According to interpretations contained in Decision no…. of the CC, due to the urgent nature of these particular acts (NAFL), entry into force 8 Article 102/ point 3 & 4, of the Albanian Constitution. 9 Center for Public Information Issues, monitoring and evaluation series “Transparency of State Publication in the Republic of Albania”, 2009-2012 352 through publication in the offi cial journal would contradict the very pre-conditions of the urgency that the government addresses when assuming legislative competences. According to this jurisprudence, the Government may commence to put the NAFL into eff ect prior to its publication in the Offi cial Journal. The publication may occur later in second time, meaning that the moment of entry into force does not derive from the publication in the offi cial journal. On the other hand, the count-down for the parliament starts immediately (it has to be convened within 5 days to adopt or reject adoption of a NAFL). The NAFL itself exhausts it eff ects within 45 days from the very beginning should the parliament chooses to remain silent with regard to a NAFL. In this article’s author opinion, this is a non-consistent interpretation of the constitution, made by the constitutional court itself. According to Article 117 of the Constitution of Albania “the laws and the normative acts of the Council of Ministers, ministers and other central state institutions acquire legal eff ect only aft er they are published in the Offi cial Journal. As the Constitutional Court has interpreted in the decision No…the NAFL are laws in the material meaning but are not laws in the formal meaning, due to the fact that the issuing organ in this case is not the legislative branch, but the executive one. The condition on which the constitution makes its provisions remains: