EU Ambassador Zbogar says Juncker’s visit to Macedonia message in itself

The upcoming visit of European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker to Skopje is a message in itself, EU Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar told MIA on Wednesday.

‘It is also known that the European Union is here for you. The European Commission has clearly notified in its strategy that the Western Balkans belongs within the EU. It’s message is encouraging – accelerate the reforms to shorten your road to the EU,’ Zbogar said.

The EU doors are open, he said, and  it is up to the political leaders in Skopje to make real efforts, speed up the reforms so that the citizens may take advantage of the EU enlargement strategy, Zbogar said.

The EU Ambassador visited Debar today within the frameworks of the ‘EU for YOU’ campaign.

EC President Juncker is set to visit Macedonia at the end of the month as part of his Western Balkans tour.