At a meeting of the European Parliament this Monday (June 22nd), MEP Thierry Mariani said that the policies that Albania is currently pursuing towards EU membership are not appropriate and the same as those of the union.
He says he opposes EU enlargement.
"We are against EU enlargement and the question now is for Albania in terms of instruments before enlargement. Albania is a central point of Turkish influence in the region. I want to mention 5 teachers in March in Kosovo who were abducted and sent to Turkey. Turkish intelligence also had Albanian partners. We do not think that the policies that have chosen these moments are appropriate and the same as the EU. We need to be more honest about Albania, "said Mariani.