Commissioner Hahn welcomes ratification of Macedonia-Bulgaria friendship treaty

Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, welcomed Monday the decision of Macedonia’s Parliament to ratify the Friendship Treaty with Bulgaria.

‘It is an important step into the right direction towards the country’s EU- path. The treaty is also a milestone for good neighborly relations in the entire Western Balkans region,’ Hahn says via Twitter message.

Earlier today Macedonia’s Parliament ratified the treaty with 61 votes in favor and one abstention. The MPs of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE were absent from the parliamentary sitting.

The treaty was signed on 1 August 2017 by the Macedonian and Bulgarian Prime Ministers, Zoran Zaev. and Boyko Borissov respectively.