The European Commission progress reports are realistic and encouraging. Now, it is up to the countries in the region to pursue reforms with an increasing inclusion so as to completely fulfill all recommendations in the EU integration process.
This is the joint conclusion of the premiers of Macedonia and Kosovo, Zoran Zaev and Ramush Haradinaj, who met Wednesday on the sidelines of the Western Balkans Digital Summit in Skopje.
The interlocutors said that the Western Balkans Digital Summit, as an event that opened a new chapter to further strengthen regional cooperation, was an expression of bolstering the Berlin Process initiative and an impulse for new contribution to the Western Balkans-EU Summit in May in Sofia, the Macedonian government said in a press release.
“PMs Zaev and Haradinaj concurred that both Macedonia and Kosovo were sharing common values and were committed to a joint future. Transformation of bilateral relations in the region requires bold and leadership steps that look to the future,” stated the press release.
Praising bilateral relations, the PMs also discussed ways to enhance trade exchange and new opportunities for economic cooperation through joint projects, including one-stop border posts, as well as for joint initiatives considering cross-border infrastructure projects.