Commissioner for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn says EU leaders failed to live up to their commitment to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania at the European Council.
“This is a matter of extreme disappointment. EU member-states now need to clarify how serious their commitment is to the Western Balkans’ EU integration,” tweeted Hahn.
According to him, this is not a moment of glory for the EU.
“To refuse acknowledgement of proven progress will have negative consequences, including the risk of destabilization of the Western Balkans, with full impact on the EU,” adds Hahn.