World Bulletin/News Desk
Ettore Sekui, EU envoy in Albania said Albania's position as 'a potential candidate country' to EU could be changed to 'candidate country' in December.
Sekui met with Leader of Socialist Party (SP) Edi Rama who was the winner of elections held on June 23, 2013.
Speaking to journalists after meeting, Sekui said membership process to EU would take place in new government's agenda which will take charge in September, adding Rama had underlined the new government would work to realize his country's membership targets to EU. Sekui said they talked on Albania's membership process during the meeting, stating 'Albania can get the status of a candidate country and we hope that."
EU envoy also said general elections held in the frame of fair and democratic standards were qualified as a key step for Albania to get the status of "a candidate country."
Albania applied for candidate status in 2009 and EU Council stated in a report which was published on December 12, 2012 Albania could get candidate status in 2013 in the event that it comformed to advices of European Commission.
European Commission requested Albania to make arrangements on three laws about judicial administration, public management and parliamentary elections in the report of 2012.
Despite the obstruction from SP the main opposition against legislation process these three laws were approved in Albanian parliament just before June 23 general elections.Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Temmuz 2013, 17:18