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Albania integration will be instrumental to the country in that this will act as an opportunity for the country to grow and perform well economically (Thiel 2004). Previous countries that integrated to the EU demonstrate transformation of the economic and political systems of these countries. However, it has been argued that the immediate integration benefits do not matter, what matters is the European journey that is considered indispensable.
One of the apparent gains of countries that join the EU is sustainable democratic system. With the help of EU, Albania stands a chance to improve its political system. One of the objectives of the EU is ensuring that its member states have transparent and democratic political institutions. The increase in the political space in countries like Albania fosters economic development (Thiel 2004). Cooperation between member states of the EU enables states to assist one another in case one state is in trouble. This includes instances of war and economic crisis. Additionally, the general overview of the way of life of the people of Albania stands a chance of improving since most institutions are required to run efficiently with little or no corruption according to the EU stipulations.
Human rights have always been one of the major focal points of the EU (Bideleux, et al. 2002). Albania integration translates to improved human rights in the country. Other related points of articulations by the EU include the rule of law, equality, freedom and human dignity. This objective was effected in 2009 signing of the treaty of Lisbon. Studies have documented that countries that have little instances of human rights violation tend to record high development indicators than those that have many instances of human rights violations. Since the EU would not tolerate such cases, Albania will have to cooperate with such requirements thus giving it a
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However, the Danish government was generally thought to express a profoundly cynical perspective of the European Union (EU). The membership application to the EC of Finland and Sweden has attracted massive interest in the Nordic region; however, it was the rejection of the Maastricht Treaty of the EC by Danish voters in June 1992 that greatly attracted the world’s attention (Friis, 2002).
According to the paper tourism development seeks to improve operations within the tourism industry which translates into multiple benefits for the host community in terms of improving labour force skills development, job creation and regional economic wealth. Depending on the host country characteristics that appeal to diverse travellers, development seeks to respect the socio-cultural identity of host communities.
European integration has seen the light of the day through European Union, as well as the Council of Europe. European integration can be credited for numerous achievements within the last sixty years with prominent accomplishments being the creation of an internal market where people, goods, services, and capital can move freely (Topan 2001, p.30).
This particular conception can be evidently observed with reference to the historic and present structure of Albania. Over the last two decades, the Albanian economy has undergone noteworthy structural changes through various economic activities and newly established international trade affairs, which have undoubtedly fuelled the country’s economic growth and societal prosperity.
The alternative debates embrace a number of new aspects of integration within the EU which entails a number of insights. These include a different analysis from that of "new monetarism" (see Arestis and Sawyer, 1998), new objectives for economic policy to include employment and growth, and new institutions to reduce various kinds of disparities across the EU.
This perhaps, can be termed the greatest single accomplishment the integration of European States has accomplished (John Gillingham, p.xi, Preface, 2003).
Since its inception in the 1950s, the integration of the States in Europe has witnessed changes that can be best described in four parts.
Western countries offered them huge opportunities and consequently large scale migrations began to take place. This trend that had begun for over a century ago has intensified in the last two decades followed up with large scale legal and illegal trafficking of individuals in the West especially the European countries.
China has seen a remarkable growth in its economy and the living standards of its citizens since it adopted a more open and liberal stance under the premiership of Chairman Deng Xiao Ping. With a huge consumer base of 1.2 billion consumers and rapidly increasing exports of manufactured goods to nearly all countries of the world.
The American baseball coach, Yogi Berra said that ‘the future is not what it used to be’. This clearly applies to the field of surgery where there is an abrupt and radical change within a very short duration. This also means that we cannot