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Hahn to visit Macedonia Monday: It is needed to bring country back on EU path

Zoran Zaev and Johannes Hahn; Photo: European Union

BRUSSELS – Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, will travel to Skopje on Monday 26 June to discuss the government’s reform plans and to reiterate the European Union’s support for the country’s efforts to advance on the EU reform agenda, European Commission stated.

Commissioner will meet Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, the new government and country’s political leaders.

Ahead of the mission, Commissioner Hahn said: “The country has finally overcome, with the continuous support of the European Union, its political crisis through well administered elections and the formation of a new government. Now the new government, together with the opposition, needs to focus on implementing Urgent Reform Priorities and the Pržino agreement in order to bring the country back on its EU integration path. Reforms must be done to improve the lives of the people, to work for stability, prosperity and justice. That is why I tasked a group of independent senior rule of law experts, led by Reinhard Priebe, to help and advise the new government on systemic rule of law issues”.

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