E25_8: Advancing Albania's road to EU: Side with agendas and ambitions by European Talks published on 2020-08-21T09:35:37Z In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Council of the EU gave the green light to opening of accession talks with Albania. What are the expectations regarding next steps, given the current pandemic restrictions? Can the revised enlargement methodology lead to a more effective accession process? What is the current political climate in this country? In this episode, we talked to Gjergji Vurmo, programme director of Institute for Democracy and Mediation - IDM, Tirana-based think tank.