Brussels confirms recommendations to open talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Photo: EPA European Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi

The European Commission on Monday confirmed that its recommendation to open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia remains valid. The Commission presented updates on the progress made by Albania and North Macedonia in further addressing rule of law related reforms.

“After the February adoption of the revised methodology for the accession process, we are today presenting our updates on Albania and North Macedonia. They show that the countries stepped up their work and delivered further tangible and sustainable results in the key areas identified in the Council Conclusions of June 2018”, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi said. He hopes that the Member States will take a positive decision in the coming weeks.

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