Policy Paper: Albania’s application for membership in the EU, Time for tangible results, January 2009

policypaperEMA supported by the Think Tank Fund, Open Society Institute, has prepared the first of its series of Policy Papers: “Albania’s Application for EU Membership: Time for tangible results”.

The latest developments with respect to the process of European integration of Albania and of other Western Balkans countries were the incentives for developing this paper. The application of Albania for membership in the EU has been considered against the backdrop of practices of other countries so far and the situation inside the EU under the Presidency of the Czech Republic. Also, the reforms required to take this step have been analyzed in the view of the most important documents of the EU.