Albania is stepping up its campaign to join the European Union.
The drive behind the effort was evident at a massive rally in Tirana yesterday.
EU and NATO flags were waved at the event, held on the anniversary of student anti-communist demonstrations in 1990.
Prime Minister Sali Berisha told the crowds: “We have made our Berlin wall fall. Now we are advancing rapidly towards the dream of Albanian integration with Europe.”
Albania officially applied for European Union membership in April, in a process that could be long and involved.
Brussels is still to respond to the application.