The Ambassador of the European Union in our country, Luigi Soreca, one day before the final decision of the EU has given an interview for Euronews Albania. Soreca says that dividing the roads of Albania and North Macedonia towards the EU does not seem to be an option.
"Both countries have met all the conditions set by the Council in March last year. It has a clear purpose of member countries; to move both countries forward together, because the regional dimension of enlargement is very important. Some member states are still discussing about North Macedonia.
You may need a little more time. I believe that the goal is to keep the countries together at the moment. But enlargement is also based on merit. It is important not to disappoint those who worked, for the EU to decide to give them what they deserve ", said Ambassador Soreca. The achievement, according to the ambassador is great as long as for the first time all countries, including skeptics have announced support for the negotiating table. "I emphasize that tomorrow is an important day for Albania, because all member countries have clearly expressed their support for Albania. This is the first time this has happened. The Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, France, Germany, all countries say that Albania has fulfilled what was asked of it ", said Ambassador Soreca.
While congratulating Albania on performing its 'homework', Mr. Soreca said it is important not to waste time, while underlining that the October summit under the Slovenian Presidency is very important for the Western Balkans. " Make sure this year is the year of the Western Balkans. Under the Slovenian Presidency, there will be a very important summit for the Western Balkans in early October. It is important to go to this summit with good news," said Mr. Soreca.