The German Bundestag will decide at the end of September whether or not to say ‘YES’ to Albania for opening negotiations with the European Union.

Prime Minister Edi Rama is currently in Berlin, where he has met with representatives of the Bundestag and also had a meeting with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, during the day.

The meeting was held today at the Federal Chancellery and its talks focused on bilateral relations, as well as European policy and regional issues.

The press release makes it clear that Rama has not received a promise to open negotiations.

“At the end of September, the Bundestag will decide whether Chancellor Angela Merkel will agree to open negotiations with Albania at the EU summit in mid-October.

“Germany backed Albania's accession to NATO in 2009, and supports Balkan state accession to the European Union.

“The Chancellor acknowledged that despite continued political difficulties, there has been significant progress across the region.

“Germany has a strong interest in contributing to stability, democracy and Albania by supporting the transformation process,” it is written in their official page.