The Role of the EU Delegation

The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Albania is a permanent diplomatic mission. The Delegation was established in 1993, when the European Commission decided to upgrade its Office of the Special Envoy to a full Delegation in the light of the positive democratic development, which had took place.

The Delegation's main tasks are the following:

  • Facilitate the development of political and economic relations between the EU and Albania in the framework of the Stabilization and Association Process (SAP), which is the strategy for helping Albania in its path towards integration into the EU.
  • Managing EU Assistance programmes.
  • Disseminating information on the EU, informing the Albanian general public, decision makers and opinion formers about the integration process, EU institutions and its policies.

Head of Delegation of the European Union in Albania is Mrs. Romana Vlahutin since October 2014.