Countries have come a long way from the status of candidates for membership to discussing accession to the European Union.
Albania and Northern Macedonia on Tuesday, July 19, began negotiations on joining the European Union. It was reported to Twitter European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
“Today, Albania and North Macedonia are opening negotiations on accession to the EU. This historic moment is your victory. The result of your hard work. The European Commission has supported you in everything. We will continue to do so, “he wrote.
It should be noted that the Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama and the Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia Dimitar Kovachevski arrived in Brussels.
“You have shown patience, vision and leadership. And you have repeatedly proved your commitment to European values as friends and reliable partners. We will all benefit when we accept Albania and North Macedonia into the EU someday,” he said. by von der Leyen in a briefing.
Recall, on June 18, the EU Council decided to start negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia on membership in the association.
As you know, North Macedonia received candidate status for EU membership in 2005, and Albania in 2014.
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