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Albania

Population 2.9 million

Albania is a candidate country for EU membership. The EU is Albania’s primary political and economic partner, and its largest donor and investor. To help the country progress on its EU path, the EU provides financial assistance in a wide range of areas – from agriculture to transport, green energy to support for entrepreneurs, and much more.

 

This goes hand-in-hand with support for improvements that are necessary to meet EU standards, in areas like the judiciary and public administration. In this way, EU is contributing to improve the quality of life and opportunities for Albania’s citizens.

Opportunities in Albania

Cross-border Programme the Republic of North Macedonia - Republic of Albania under the Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) allocations for 2018 - 2020

PROGRAMME:INSTRUMENT FOR PRE-ACCESSION - IPA
19/02/2021

Innovation uptake and digitalisation in the tourism sector

PROGRAMME:COSME
11/02/2021

European Cluster Excellence Programme with ClusterXchange scheme connecting ecosystems and cities

PROGRAMME:COSME
02/02/2021

Key milestones

Swipe right

2009

April

Application for EU membership

Entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement

2010

December

Entry into force of visa liberalisation

2014

June

EU candidate country status granted

2018

April

Commission recommends opening of accession negotiations

2018

June

The Council sets out the path towards opening accession negotiations

2020

March

EU decides to open accession negotiations

2020

July

Presentation of the draft negotiating framework to the Member States