Mogherini: I expect to see North Macedonia and Albania opening negotiations in June

Federica Mogherini; Photo: European Union

STRASBOURG – Balkans is in Europe when you look at the map of Europe, said EU High Representative Federica Mogherini at the plenary session of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET).

“When you look at the map of Europe, you see that the Balkans is in Europe. That is why instead of the term enlargement, I like to say reunification of the Balkans with Europe”, she pointed out, adding that she believes that EU can use the maximum of its influences by acting consistently.

Talking at the joint meeting between AFET and EP Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (DLAT) Mogherini used the opportunity to once again acknowledge the agreement reached between North Macedonia and Greece.

Mogherini announced that, as already promised, she expects to see North Macedonia and Albania opening EU accession negotiations in June.

Before she became EU High Representative, she served as Italy’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.