Policy Study: EU accession negotiations institutional frame for Albania, September 2014

policy tudyAlbania is now undergoing a positive moment concerning EU accession and will likely be the next country to open accession negotiations. In this phase of optimism, different strategic and institutional preparations are being made for completing reforms and opening accession negotiations, hence it is essential that all measures be accompanied by broad political consensus. This policy paper explores the current level of institutional readiness and some experiences from previous EU accession countries, specifically the experience from Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania. In particular, it analyses the opportunities for involvement of a large share of actors in the accession process as a mean to make it more democratic and legitimated. In order to enhance inclusiveness and efficiency and drawing from the experience of other countries, there are a number of issues to be taken into account in Albanian accession negotiation institutional frame.

Policy Paper: EU accession negotiation institutional frame for Albania