Kocijancic: The country has a clear path toward the EU

EU spokeswoman Kocijancic on Monday underlined ‘the country’s clear path toward the EU’ when asked to comment on the threat of a possible veto by Greece.

Spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic was asked in relation to a statement by the main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis saying Greece would retain the control of Macedonia’s accession process and should not give up its right to veto.

“The EU perspective is very present, the Council last year set forth a clear path toward the opening of accession talks in June 2019. We believe that in light of recent developments, efforts in this respect should be strengthened although this is a broader task that also involves work on reforms. Nevertheless, we have a clear road ahead,” she stated.

After the ratification of the Prespa Agreement in the Greek Parliament this past Friday, Macedonia expects to be given the green light to start negotiations with the EU this year in June provided that it met the three conditions: reforms in the public administration, reforms of the secret services and of the judiciary.