On September 8th 2016, Ms. Mona Xhexhaj, policy researcher of European Movement Albania, was interviewed by “BalkanInsight” regarding the 8th meeting of the Stabilization and Association Council between Albania and the EU. According to Ms.Xhexhaj, Albania is making progress but the EU Council of Ministers might want more time to see how the country is implementing its recently adopted reforms. She said that Albania has to work intensely on implementing those reforms during the October-December timeframe. “There is little chance of Albania getting an instant positive reply in December, however, and most probably they will leave the question open, seeking six months to a year before taking a decision,” Xhexhaj added.
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