“Now I’m more optimist than I was before I left for Germany”. This was said by PM Edi Rama in his first press conference after his return from the visit that he had in this country, to report on the meetings that he had with German senior officials, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.
According to him, the atmosphere in Germany regarding Albania and the opening of negotiations with the European Union is optimistic and no possible obstacles are foreseen, despite the fact that German MPs such as Gunther Krichbaum, have openly expressed their stance against such fact. But, according to Rama, he represents just one voice and it’s impossible for him to change the positive opinion that exists in Germany regarding the launch of negotiations with Albania in the month of June. “His opinion does have its own relevance, but it doesn’t find me unprepared and it does not undermine the results that we have achieved”, Rama told reporters, adding that in France and Germany there are individuals or political forces which are skeptic, but this does not make these skeptic states. “In these two countries or other countries of the EU, there are individuals or political forces which are skeptic about enlargement and which need to be managed. We will do everything that we need to do”, the head of the Albanian government said among others. Meanwhile, Rama concluded that his official visit to Berlin was a successful one for the delivery of the country’s objectives and that its request for the German government and parliament to back the European Commission report, is fully legitimate. “There’s no doubt that we will start the negotiations. What matters to us is not to have any delays, which would slow down this momentum that we have gained after the positive recommendation”, Rama concluded.