Albania expects a positive answer from the European Council for the Candidate Status.
This would be a political
decision of the union, declared the head of Albanian democracy, Ditmir
Bushati, who said that the unanimous vote in favor would have one
encouragement message for the further reforms, and also an encouragement
to the entire region, entering in the point of no return for the
European Union path.
But Netherlands seem to be one of the
countries that might have it difficult to give a vote in favor of
Albania, as confirmed by their ambassador in Albania.
having constant contacts with the Dutch authorities. We know the
position that Netherlands is having, and it is not simply against
Albania, but against the enlargement process in general. As regards the
honest strict position held by Netherlands, let me say that there is
still no concrete decision from the Dutch government. We are expecting a
political decision from the European Union countries, and this decision
should be unanimous for Albania to receive the Candidate Status”,
The Foreign Minister released these
declarations in a press release he held with the Bulgarian homologue,
Kristian Vigenin, whose country has a clear position in favor of
“Bulgaria believes that Albania has fulfilled all
requests demanded by the European Commission, and I see a dedicated and
dynamic government that will fulfill the European agenda. We believe
that there is no reason to postpone the candidate status of Albania. I
have made an appeal to give the status to Albania and Bulgaria will keep
doing this”, Vigenin declared.
The head of the Bulgarian
diplomacy guaranteed the support on Albania even during a meeting with
the Prime Minister Edi Rama and Parliament Speaker Ilir Meta.