Albania Waits Invitation for Opening of Accession Negotiations in April
Albanian Daily News
Published February 19, 2018
Albania waits an invitation for the opening of accession negotiations with European Union next April. The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati confirmed on Monday Albania's expectations on this issue.
"The fact that 2025 has been recently rumored as possible date for EU integration is seen as an impetus not as an objective. This is not a matter of dates. The EU strategy provides a horizon based on which every country is given the opportunity to exploit the instruments in function of EU enlargement perspective. This strategy presentation is a positive step, and we are confident that European Commission will recommend the opening of accession talks with Albania next April based on positive steps made by this country since 2016," declared Bushati, during an activity organized in the European Integration and Negotiations Academy.
He underlined that Albanian government sees 2018 as a golden opportunity for the opening of accession negotiations.