World Bulletin/News Desk
EUropean Union (EU) Ambassador to Albania Ettore Sekui said, "the general elections on June 23 were a step further towards Albania's being part of the EU family."
Sekui held separate meetings with outgoing premier Sali Berisa and winner Socialist Party (SP) Secretary General Edi Rama.
Speaking to the journalists following the meetings, Sekui said "General elections on June 23, was a step further towards Albania's being part of EU family."
Stating that Albania could be a candidate country within 2013, Sekui called on election-winner SP-leaded "EUropean Albania Union" parties to work towards this end.
Sekui also announced that EUropean Commission will evaluate the June 23 elections and 3 articles passed by Albanian parliament upon the request of the EU in October's progress report, and added "Albania has the chance to get candidate status by this December."
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