Leader of SMI: It’s time for major reforms, EU candidate status this year

Leader of SMI: It’s time for major reforms, EU candidate status this year

Tirana, July 1, 2013

The leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration, Ilir Meta, received in a meeting today the ambassador of Germany in our country, Carola Muller-Holtkemper on the occasion of the completion of her term in office.

Meta expressed to ambassador Holtkemper his gratitude for her contribution in strengthening relations between Albania and Germany especially in the economic point of view.

Focusing on the June 23 elections, ambassador Holtkemper congratulated the leader of SMI about the victory of the left wing and about his future post as speaker of parliament.

Meta said that now it’s time for great economic reforms and to offer more hope to the European spirit of Albanian people, to secure efficient governance and to push forward the EU integration process in order for the country to be granted the candidate status this year. In this context, relations with Germany are a priority, said Meta. /ibna/