From the extraordinary Congress of the Socialist Party, Prime Minister Edi Rama brought to attention the fact that Greece has suspended its opinion in order to further the process of Albania's membership in the EU.
Rama has stated that the position will not change despite Greece's warnings regarding the "Beleri" case.
"I will not accept to believe that our neighbors will put a veto cap on the open bottle with so much dedication, work and professionalism from a team of more than 1 thousand people in the entire system of our state that has represented with the dignity and seriousness of Albania throughout this year at the dialogue tables in Brussels" , declared Rama.
Part of Prime Minister Rama's speech:
We will go to Brussels next week for the meeting of the European Council with the Western Balkans with our heads held high and with conviction in the merits of Albania for all the results clearly underlined in the report of the European Congress and welcomed without any reservations by 26 member states of the European Union. Only one country suspends its opinion, not because of the undeniable results of Albania for the sake of truth, but because of a reason of the traditional Balkan neutral in neighboring relations, Greece. The history is known and there is no need to lose our heads even today repeating our attitude towards the reason in question. Position that neither changes until December 13th nor will it change beyond December 13th.
This attitude will not change, not because we are stubborn, but because the reason for not changing the attitude is much more stubborn than us. Justice for Albania today is like the water that has just started to come out in the desert, where generation after generation was inherited the rumor that it would never come out. I will not accept to believe that our neighbors will put the veto cap on the open bottle with so much dedication, work and professionalism from a team of more than 1 thousand people throughout the system of our state that has represented with dignity and Albania seriously throughout this year at the dialogue tables in Brussels for the full scan of the country's situation, honoring us all and proving with facts Albania's readiness to continue the negotiation process by opening the relevant group chapter.
To all of you and to those Albanians who listen to us, I want to tell you honestly that if this happens, I will not return from Brussels bored at all, but I will return even more proud of Albania, even more motivated to continue together the great works of our common home, even more convinced that such an absurdity, if it happens, will not be able to delay the process of our membership in the EU for a single day, and even more determined to speed up this process and to make Albania ready for the EU even before the EU is ready for Albania.