Joint press briefing by Sali Berisha, Albanian Prime Minister, and José Manuel Barroso, on EU/Albania relations
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Sali Berisha, Albanian Prime Minister, on 5 May 2008, to analyse bilateral relations and to discuss the reforms that have to be engaged for the accession of the country to the European Union.
José Manuel Barroso said that progress had been made at the level of political decisions, but that it was then necessary to wait and see how those decisions were implemented on the ground. He said that only then it will be possible to fix a date for the candidacy of Albania to the EU. PHOTO