European Western Balkans

Dimitrov: Macedonia deserves to start the talks for a EU membership

Nikola Dimitrov; Photo: Tanjug / Tamas Kovacs / MTI via AP

SKOPJE – We want to use this historical opportunity and we shall do everything to convince each EU country-member and the European Commission that Macedonia deserves to move on the next chapter on its European road and to start acquisition talks with the EU in June next year, said the Minister of

This was stated by the Head of the Macedonian diplomacy, Nikola Dimitrov at the meeting with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the countries-members of the Visegrad group and the Western Balkans that took place in Budapest.

“We shall work the best we can and we shall continue to focus on the reforms at home because our goal is to make Macedonia be a European democracy. We shall continue not have disputes with our neighbors even though there were temptations to do so,”  said Dimitrov.

He added that Macedonia in the last few years was facing with a wind in its face.

He also stressed that the region has been out of EU’s attention for several years, but luckily, for several reasons, including the migrant crisis “the attitude has now has been widely accepted that Europe is less safe if the Western Balkans region is not a part of the EU.”

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