Albania’s government blames opposition for lack of progress towards EU

Opposition and government point fingers after the EU Council of Ministers on Tuesday said Albania had made little progress towards membership.

Albania’s government has blamed the Socialist-led opposition for the country’s sluggish progress towards EU membership.

“Albania has not received candidate status for two consecutive years… because of the political deadlock created by the lack of good will from the opposition,” the EU Integration Minister, Majlinda Bregu, said.

“If the opposition had not refused to cooperate with the government in meeting the political criteria for integration for the last two years, [EU] candidacy would be a reality today,” Bregu added.

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