(ANSA) - ZAGREB, DECEMBER 5 - It is likely that Brussels will open accession negotiations with Albania after the next European elections, perhaps as early as next summer or autumn, said Croatia's PM Andrej Plenkovic, after the meeting with his Albanian counterpart Edi Rama, on the sidelines of the summit of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Zagreb. ''I am convinced that, after the European elections, it will be possible to reach a consensus within the European Council on the opening of negotiations with Albania'', Plenkovic underlined, adding that Croatia will fully support Tirana's path towards accession into 'EU. At the end of the meeting the two premiers signed a Declaration on a strategic partnership between Albania and Croatia. (ANSA).

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