Albania is a candidate country for EU membership. The EU is Albania’s primary political and economic partner, and its largest donor and investor. To help the country progress on its EU path, the EU provides financial assistance in a wide range of areas – from agriculture to transport, green energy to support for entrepreneurs, and much more.
This goes hand-in-hand with support for improvements that are necessary to meet EU standards, in areas like the judiciary and public administration. In this way, EU is contributing to improve the quality of life and opportunities for Albania’s citizens.
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The purpose of the research is to find out the impact of the Cross-border cooperation projects on improving the lives of inhabitants in the Albania-North Macedonia programmme area.
The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards aim to identify, recognise and champion best practices in the conservation of cultural heritage. Organisations who have implemented cultural heritage projects are invited to apply for the award. Entries can be related to tangible, intangible or digital heritage.
Factsheets | Published in: 2021
The EU Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans plan identifies ten investment flagships. It aims to spur long-term recovery, accelerate the green and digital transition, and foster regional cooperation and convergence with the EU.
Brochures | Published in: 2021
This brochure provides a close-up on the EU connectivity agenda for the Western Balkans and what it means in practice: reduction of travel times, increase of transport safety, improvement of air quality and ensuring supply of electricity or gas when people need it.
Application for EU membership
Entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement
Entry into force of visa liberalisation
EU candidate country status granted
Commission recommends opening of accession negotiations
The Council sets out the path towards opening accession negotiations
EU decides to open accession negotiations
Presentation of the draft negotiating framework to the Member States
These infographics are based on latest available statistical data produced by Eurostat (2019).
POPULATION DENSITY100(per km²)
YOUNG PEOPLE (<15)
GDPper capita: €4,800
IMPORTS OF GOODS
EXPORT OF GOODS
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