Zbogar: You delivered everything that was asked of you, unfortunately we again delayed the issue

You delivered everything that was asked of you, you did your share. But the European Union makes these decisions unanimously and unfortunately we again delayed the issue. We understand the disappointment of the citizens and the politicians with the decision from the European Council in Brussels, but remain committed to North Macedonia and the region, says EU Ambassador Samuel Zbogar in an interview with news agency MIA.

The EU Ambassador says reforms are required in the decision-making process within the EU and enlargement to the region remains a strategic priority and that has not changed.

Asked if the country can expect a date for accession negotiations at the Zagreb summit in May 2020, Zbogar says the EU should refrain from making promises.

“We should refrain from promises, since we promised in June 2018, June 2019, October 2019 so now we should step back from promising certain dates but rather all focus on making the real change,” says Zbogar.