Thursday

5th May 2016

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Albania gets EU 'candidate' status

EU ministers in Luxembourg Tuesday brought Albania one step closer to EU membership by awarding it official "candidate" status. EU enlargement commissioner Stefan Fuele called it an "acknowledgement of reform efforts, encouragement for more."

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