The Netherlands wants Albania to be treated separately from North Macedonia as far as the opening of accession talks with the EU is concerned, a decision expected to be taken during the European Council summit which will take place on October 18.
The Dutch foreign ministry issued a statement this morning stressing that Albania must make more efforts against corruption and organized crime.
The Dutch government is still undecided on whether it wants the EU to open accession talks with Albania or not.
So far, a motion is still in force against the opening of accession talks, however, according to sources from the Dutch embassy, nothing is categorical.
According to the same sources, a “yes” from France would convince the Netherlands to vote the same. TemA