Greek Foreign ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras on Thursday appealed to Albania's political leadership for "self-restraint and maturity", in the wake of the municipal elections and the problems appearing regarding the results in Tirana.
The Greek official noted that "generally speaking and despite specific problems" the process developed "smoothly", a fact that is attributed "to a great degree" to the noteworthy maturity shown by the electorate."
However, he underlined that "the problems being observed in counting in the municipality of Tirana, deal a blow at the relatively positive image of the process" and appealed to all forces "for legality and normalcy to prevail, for the country's access prospect to the EU to be strengthened."

The spokesman added that "in this effort they will find a strong ally in Greece, which has proved in practice that it supports Albania's approach to the euro-atlantic structures."