Albanien stelt EU-Antrag am 28 April
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Albanien stelt EU-Antrag am 28 April
EXCLUSIVE: Albania to File For EU Candidacy on April 28
Tirana, Brussels | 13 April 2009 | By Gjergj Erebara
Political rallly in Tirana
The Albanian government is expected to apply for European Union candidate status on April 28, sources in Tirana and Brussels have told Balkan Insight. “The formal request for candidate status is expected to be handled to the [EU] Czech presidency possibly before the end of this month,” sources from European Parliament said last week in Brussels.
The date also was confirmed to Balkan Insight by a government source in Tirana.
“The government will hand the request on 28 April,” said a high Albania official on condition of anonymity.
“[Prime Minister] Sali Berisha wanted to surprise Albanians on that occasion,” he added.
Croatia, Macedonia and Turkey are already candidate countries, while the rest of Western Balkans are classified as “Potential Candidate Countries.”
Montenegro has applied for candidate status last December but Podgorica is still waiting for further movement on the matter.
Tirana expressed its desire to apply for the candidate status early this year, however several EU officials advised against such a move asking the government of Premier Sali Berisha to “review several factors before.”
“The parliamentary elections, at the end of June, will be a critical test for Albania's democratic maturity and the appraisal of whether these elections will have been free and fair according to international standards and commitments that will have an impact on whether the European Union considers that Albania is ready for further steps towards European integration,” said Helmuth Lohan, Head of the European Commission Delegation to Albania, in an interview with local broadcaster Vizion Plus.
“But at the end, of course it is up to Albanian Government to decide on the most appropriate time for submitting its application for EU membership and the Albanian government has said on many occasions that it would do that in consultation with EU member states and the European Commission”, he added.
Formally every country, even Ukraine can apply for the candidate status, but EU officials argue that Albania should test the political environment within the EU before applying.
According to EU experts this is not the appropriate time for Albania's candidate status bid to be sent to Brussels.
In June, Europeans will vote for a new European Parliament. In September, Germans will also vote for a new government and the current chancellor Angela Merkel declared few weeks ago that “Europe must consolidate before further enlargement.”
But despite such problems, diplomatic sources in Tirana said that the government has good reasons to believe that the Czech Presidency will handle the matter in an amicable way.
In the mean time, the opposition in Albania is accusing the government for using the application to earn support for the forthcoming elections.
“Several EU officials made it clear: Albania should work on elections before applying, but the government does not want to hear this”, said Socialist member of parliament and former minister of foreign affairs Arta Dade.
Albania’s application for the candidate status will be handled by the European Council. The European Council has to ask the EU Commission to issue its opinion on the membership application, which means that the Council accepts the application and therefore asks the Commission to do the job. This is a large process, as an average over the last 10-15 years it has taken some nine to ten months, according to European commission officials. But in the case of Montenegro, four months has already gone by and the European Council has not yet asked to the commission to prepare its opinion.
EXCLUSIVE: Albania to File For EU Candidacy on April 28 :: BalkanInsight.com
go Albania go
Vielleicht klappt es zusammen mit der Türkei.
ihr Banausen, das ist nur Antrag, lernt mal Englisch
dan gibt es garnicht mehr die eu!!!
Hier geht es aber um Albanien!
Zitat von Grdelin
Das ist das Ziel Albaniens!
Was die Türkei für Ziele hat ist den Türken überlassen!
Glauben sie mir Albanien wird schneller als sie denken EU-Mitglied!
Zitat von pejoni_ch
Fühl dich doch nicht gleich angepisst.
Von der Bewerbung bis zur Mitgliedschafft ist es ein weiter Weg.
Ich wünsche es Albanien und der Türkei Mitglied zu werden, und es wäre schön wenn es klappt.
wir werden alle Zeuge sein dass Albanien und viell Montenegro auch, schneller in die EU kommen werden als Serbien. Serbien wollte zwar den Antrag stellen aber hat sich doch anders entschieden.
die werden euch sagen:"Leider nein, probierts in 50 jahren wieder^^"
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