Rama for the Spanish newspaper: We have learned the hard way, not to expect anything from the EU
Prime Minister Edi Rama in an interview for the Spanish newspaper El Pais has stated that he does not expect anything from the EU at the moment as it is in a difficult moment and enlargement is not eagerly awaited.
"We have learned the hard way of expecting nothing, because we have seen that Europe is not in a very good moment, with many internal problems and enlargement is not eagerly awaited," he told the EU-Western Balkans summit being held. today in Brdos Slovenia.
Rama's statement comes after the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, demonstrated in Tirana her goal of unblocking the dialogue this year. "We have heard this for many years and nothing has changed."
Rama insists that his country's entry into the EU is a "need" for which he neither wants nor has any other "alternative" and sums it up with a symbolism: "Europe is our choice and our religion".
"It is the only process that I consider a vital transfer of knowledge on how to build a democratic and functional state based on the rule of law, in a competitive free market economy based on a dynamic society by EU standards. .
This is what we need to do. Not because we are required to, but because it is our future. Then, what happens in Brussels does not depend on us nor does it bother me. "I am not pessimistic, but I do not want to waste more energy complaining," he argues.