Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama expressed disappointment from the European Union’s attitude towards the European integration of the region after the end of the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Brussels on Thursday, saying Bulgaria is not the only problem but the fact that the EU is tired of enlargement, MIA reports from Tirana.
PM Rama told a joint press conference with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski that Skopje has been waiting 17 years to open accession negotiations, while Albania eight.
“From a common vision and community, the EU has become an instrument for individual members to stop something. The Bulgaria story is a disgrace. One country imposes something of its own, while the other 26 cannot do anything about this. There are many claims that (Russian President) Putin is sick but I cannot say this house is sound,” said Rama.
He urged EU leaders not to kill the Albanians’ faith in the European future, saying his country would remain on the European path and have the will to join the EU.