EU Commission recommends opening of negotiations for Albania and North Macedonia

The European Commission has published today the annual enlargement package, which sets out the progress made by the countries aspiring EU membership.

The European Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn said that the European Commission recommends the opening of accession talks for Albania and North Macedonia, while demanding these two countries to pursue with their efforts to strengthen the rule of law.

“With good news for Albania and North Macedonia. EU Commission repeats its recommendations of last year to open now accession negotiations with both countries! Both countries have delivered. To remain credible with the merit based process, the EU must stick now to its commitment and respond clearly and positively when countries fulfill theirs!”, Hahn posted on Twitter.