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.
STORIES FROM ALBANIA
Real people, true stories
Discover creative and innovative ideas that come to life in Albania – thanks to the support of the European Union.
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) in Albania invites local production companies from Albania to send proposals for a feature-length documentary on the topics of demographic change, migration and youth. The documentary can explore the three topics in the Albanian context seperately or together, depending on the artistic perspective of the director and screenwriter.
The coal region-to-region exchange programme is an opportunity for regions from the Western Balkans and Ukraine and counterparts in the EU to start direct, one-to-one dialogue and to connect with a range of stakeholders. As part of the programme, participants can benefit from opportunities to share experiences including study visits and knowledge exchange, with expert support.
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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