In a statement for Vision Plus, French Ambassador to Tirana, Christina Vasak said France still needs time to make a final decision on the issue of opening EU accession talks, adding that Paris is consulting with Berlin.
“I am not able to respond. Albanian authorities know that the decision will be taken by higher authorities. We were honored by prime minister Rama’s attendance at the memorial of Jacques Chirac, following his return from New York. Everyone in Albania knows that there are long consultations on such important official decisions. I am not able to respond, as the consultations continue between the parties in Germany, “she said.
If Albania is to receive a positive response on EU accession talks on October 15, that remains to be seen. However, France has to decide, as the Netherlands, as reported by discussions in the Dutch parliament on Tuesday, will most likely follow France’s lead. Tiranapost.al