- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- All Balkan Countries
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov expressed on Monday keen interests to import a much as possible of Albania’s bitumen reserves.
|Sali Berisha and Boyko Borisov | Photo by : Hektor Pustina/ AP|
“There are many roads in Bulgaria, which have been built many years ago [with Albanian bitumen] and are good many years after,” Borisov said during a press conference with his Albanian counterpart in Tirana.
“We are ready to take all the quantities of bitumen at disposal in your country,” he added
According to the 2011 US Geological Survey Mineral Yearbook Albania produced 92,000 metric cub of bitumen last year.
Albania’s main quality bitumen reserves are extracted in the mine of Selenica, in Southern Albania, but also produced through the refining its oil sands.
Borisov held a state visit in Tirana on Monday, and Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha asked for Bulgaria’s support for Albania’s EU candidate status bid.
The European Commission on October 10, recommended that Albania receive EU candidate status subject to completing key reforms ahead of the 2013 elections.
Member states of the European Union will debate Albania's candidacy during the next meeting of the EU Council of Ministers due in December.
The Serbian paramilitary who became a key prosecution witness at his former comrades’ trial for war crimes in Kosovo says he had to speak out about the brutal massacres his unit committed.