On the 1st of June 2015, the Ambassador of Germany H.E. Mr. Hellmut Hoffmann had an interactive meeting with students of Epoka University regarding EU accession process of Albania and the Western Balkans viewed from the German perspective. In his speech, the Ambassador presented a timeline of the integration path of Albania with its main challenges.
Referring to the best European practices, his Excellency emphasized the importance of complying with the EU standards of state functioning and rule of law. In particular, he elaborated the significant role Germany has been playing in supporting Albania and the Western Balkans to succeed in their integration process.
After his insightful speech illustrated by chronological evolutionary transformation of the European community into the current EU entity, the students of Epoka University had the possibility to freely address questions related to salient issues of Albanian and regional integration hardship. The analytical elaboration and viewpoints on EU dilemmas seen from the students’ perspectives were considered to an impressive level of knowledge by the German Ambassador.
The final briefing on Ambassador’s remarks and the students’ feedback were summed up by the lecturer of Epoka University Erda Cani on behalf of the Finance and Banking Department and International Relations Club, the organizers of this gratifying event. The Rector of Epoka University Prof. Dr. Remzi Altın participated in this social activity by welcoming and expressing the gratitude of our educational institution to be honored by the presence of his Excellency the Ambassador of Germany. Inspired by this fruitful interaction between German Embassy and Epoka University, we look forward to further collaborations!