EU commissioner: Albania crisis can slow it’s EU progress

Top EU official Stefan Fule warned Albania’s feuding political parties on Wednesday that failure to resolve the nearly two-year long political crisis is stopping the country’s EU progress dead in its tracks.

“If a solution is not found the [European] Commission will find it very hard to provide a positive opinion in the next progress report,” said Fule in Tirana.

“Albania risks falling behind its other neighbours that are also EU hopefuls,” the commissioner underlined.

Fule’s comments came after he held talks with Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha, President Bamir Topi and Socialist opposition leader Edi Rama.

Check Also

Book Review – Enver Hoxha’s Long Shadow: Travels in Albania

John Watkins’ new travelogue offers an intriguing snapshot of a country still scarred by the …