Albania applies to join EU

In related news, Albania submitted an official application to join the EU in Prague on Tuesday. The Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, handed the application to the Czech leader, Mirek Topolánek, whose country currently holds the rotating presidency of the bloc. Provided the European Commission and the Council of the EU approve the application, the accession process will start with bilateral talks on the rights and duties that each aspiring member has to comply with.

Author: Jan Richter