When will Albania join the EU? Will accession help Albania to achieve prosperity, stability and prosperity? And, what factors are helping it towards this end and what factors are holding it back? An original study of Albania and its relations with the EU, this is the first book to identify and analyse the problems of the country as it moves towards membership of the Union. It explores the political, economic and social transformations needed to make Albanian membership possible. The authors highlight the enormous democratic changes that have occurred in post-communist Albania, as well as the many obstacles that still remain. This balanced and objective assessment will be an essential resource for everyone interested in the history and future of the Balkans and the EU.
Mirela Bogdani has been Associate Lecturer at the School of European Studies, Cardiff University. Currently she is reading for an MPhil in "European Politics" at St Antony's College, Oxford University. John Loughlin is Professor of European Politics at Cardiff University and European Studies Centre Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford University.