Michel: Albania has met the conditions for the opening of EU membership negotiations

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The President of the European Council, Charles Michel today in Tirana said that new energies are needed in the integration process.

Michel said that Albania has met all the conditions for the opening of negotiations for membership in the European Union.

"We are accelerating integration and not waiting until the membership negotiations are fully completed. The meeting will take place in June, Albania has met all the conditions for the opening of membership negotiations. "Talks for membership should start as soon as possible", said Michel in the joint conference with the Prime Minister Edi Rama.

In the following weeks, Michel called them key and praised Albania's role in the European Council, especially now that Russia has invaded Ukraine.

Michel expressed his support for the Open Balkans initiative and wished everyone to join in this initiative. According to him, the Open Balkans will enable the rapprochement of the Western Balkans with the European Union.21Media