Brussels Summit: Many jokes no result
Although there is an overdose with the joke as a tactic when it does not succeed, the summit today in Brussels only produced such. No final result for Albania's future in the EU, even as a result of the blockade that Bulgaria has made on Northern Macedonia.
Here are the developments briefly:
The high-level meeting between the heads of government and states of the 27 member states with the leaders of the Western Balkans awaiting membership ended on Thursday (April 23rd) in Brussels without concrete results. First, the blockade of the opening of negotiations with Albania and Northern Macedonia still continues, as a diplomat in Brussels announced after four hours of talks, according to DË. There has been no rapprochement with Serbia on the issue of EU sanctions against Russia either. Serbia, a country that has opened negotiations with the EU, refuses to impose sanctions on traditionally friendly Russia.
Even on Thursday, the planned press conference of the President of the EU Council, Charles Michel, with the French President, Emmanuel Macron, and the President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, was canceled due to time constraints.
Prime Minister Edi Rama during his speech at the joint conference with Vucic and Kovaceski said: I am sorry for the EU. The EU is unable to release two hostages, Albania and MV, from Bulgaria. Today is a historic day for the worse. They have a very big problem. I think we will get there, that's for sure, hopefully before the next century. We will continue to be in position until they say it is their fault and not ours. I was not expecting anything other than what I got here. No surprises, there was little hope here, I have it written, read on my Twitter not Serbian propaganda.
During his speech, there were also jokes with Vuçi.. Rama addressed Vuçiç at one point, asking him why he was there, as the decision for the negotiations is only for Albania and Northern Macedonia, and the Serbian President replied that they are together and that Serbia supports the European path of both countries.
Rama: The next question, why is Vucic here with you, the decision was expected only for us and RMV?
Vuçiç: Jam i sigurt që po thoje diçka të mirë për mua…! Jo, jemi së bashku. Dhe sot nëse mund të them kështu, dhe besoj se kolegët e mi do bien dakord për këtë, ishte përvojë më pak e këndshme për mua se sa për ta. Megjithatë doja të dëshmoja angazhimin, dedikimin dhe mbështetjen tonë për RMV e Shqipërinë, dhe ata donin të ndanin të njëjtat fjalë me mua. Mund të them që ishin të dobishëm edhe për Serbinë këto diskutime. Nuk është detyrim formal i Serbisë për të qenë mbështetëse për ca çështje për Shqipërinë e RMV, nuk e kemi të shkruar në Kushtetutë, por kjo është bërë diçka natyrale diçka për të cilën ne jemi krenarë. Do shohim se kush do të jetë i pari që do të mbështesë vendet tuaja. Presim së pari e mbi të gjitha ndihmë e asistencë nga vendet fqinjë.
Vuçiç: There are people here from the West, after the meeting of the two leaders of Albania and Yugoslavia in 1946, it took us 70 years before the leaders of Albania and Serbia met again. Before we met there were words, quarrels all the time, but as you can see we can discuss everything. We can cooperate in the right way. this is not a good thing not for both of us, but for our peoples.
Rama: You can not say that he recruited me and that is why we are working so well because I am a Serbian asset as everyone knows in the Albanian territories.
Vucic: We need to survive the situation and then do the analysis.
Rama: You never answer a Serbian journalist who leaves the room, but you answer a Frenchman. You disappointed me.