MEP Kukan: Albania and Macedonia given a year to arrive to negotiation table

MEP Eduard Kukan welcomed yesterday’s General Affairs Council’s conclusions on opening the path to accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania.

“They deserve a clear message on starting the accession negotiations. A year was given to the countries to arrive to the negotiation table, which reflects the Council’s internal discussion on the EU enlargement process. I fully support Albania and Macedonia in this process and trust their commitment to the reform agenda. I am looking forward to work with our partners over next months and I am ready to walk with them on the path to the accession negotiations,” Kukan writes in the statement.