Jozefina Ēoba Topalli (Shkodėr, 15 October 1963) is an Albanian
politician and is the Chairwoman of the Parliament of Albania,
since September 3, 2005, and vice-president of the Democratic
Party of Albania.
She is married and has two children.
Jozefina Topalli Ēoba is the first woman Speaker of the Albanian
Parliament in all the parliamentary history of the country, and
the sixth Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Albania
in the pluralistic parliamentary history since 1991. She assumed
her duty in September 2005, and was re-elected as Speaker of
Parliament for a second four-year mandate in September 2009. In
two previous consecutive legislatures (19972001; 20012005),
Topalli served as Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.
In September 2005, in her speech at the oath-taking ceremony as
Speaker of the Albanian Assembly, Jozefina Ēoba Topalli,
underlined her steady determination to be an advocate of the
In the framework of parliamentary diplomacy, a novelty the
Speaker of the Albanian Parliament brought into Albanian
political life, Jozefina Topalli was engaged in the acceleration
of the ratification by the EU states parliaments of the
Stabilisation and Association Agreement between Albania and EU,
as well as the NATO protocols for the accession of Albania into
the North Atlantic alliance. She continues her lobbying for the
recognition of the independent Republic of Kosovo.