Albania and Northern Macedonia in the EU: the European leaders to hasten the start of negotiations
01:16 Today the Telegraph true European Photo: pixabay world news:EU Leaders urged to support the start of accession negotiations with Albania and Northern Macedonia.
The presidents of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission urged leaders of member States to support the opening of accession negotiations with Albania and Northern Macedonia.
This is stated in the letter of the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, European Parliament President David Sassòli, the current President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and future the leaders of Ursula von der Leyen, reports “European true”.
The leaders of the EU institutions recalled that at the summit in June it was agreed to reach on the opening of accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania no later than October 2019.
“The European Union is facing a strategic choice. Regardless, will decide whether the EU is now to start accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, is a test of the ability of the Union to fulfill its promises and to look ahead,” the letter reads.
North of Macedonia adopted a visa-free regime with Ukraine
Managers agroinstitute stressed that if the EU intends to assert its international role and to protect their interests, the step towards integration of European countries that have expressed interest and fulfilled the requirements to start the accession process will contribute to achieving this goal.
“Northern Macedonia and Albania have done what we’ve asked of them. The achievement of this objective required substantial efforts on the part of citizens for whom the European perspective was a great source of motivation and determination. We believe that now is the time to start accession negotiations with both countries”, – said in the letter.
Meeting of “Eastern partnership” will be held in Baku
Earlier media reported that the European Union is likely to approve the start of formal accession negotiations with Albania and Northern Macedonia, 15 Oct.
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