European Western Balkans

Juncker: Macedonia made a significant progress

Jean-Claude Juncker; Photo: European Commssion

BRUSSELS – We are very pleased with the work that the Prime Minister has done so far, and even though this is our first meeting, I know that this is a start of a wonderful friendship, said today in Brussels the President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker during the joint press conference with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the EU Commissioner, Johannes Hahn.

“We want to encourage Macedonia to continue on the way it embarked on. The progress is significant and I want to say that what we think of especially important are the relations with the neighbors including the meetings with Greece that will take place this month,” said Juncker, and he also stressed that he expects the reformatory processes to continue especially with the reforms in the intelligence services, judiciary, and the public administration.

Juncker stressed that all of the countries in the Western Balkans have a European perspective and that in the next 8 to 9 months they will decide how they will continue with each of them in the process, depending on the achieved results.

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