|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)|
|Content Type||Key Source, Overview|
Albania is a potential candidate country for EU accession following the Thessaloniki European Council of June 2003. On 18 February 2008 the Council adopted a new European partnership with Albania. The Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with the country was signed on 12 June 2006 and entered into force on 1 April 2009. It supersedes the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related aspects, which entered into force in December 2006. The EU-Albania visa facilitation agreement entered into force in January 2008 while the readmission agreement entered into force in 2006. Albania submitted its application for EU membership on 28 April 2009.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Albania|