European Western Balkans

Bundestag to decide on opening of negotiations with North Macedonia in September

Zoran Zaev and Angela Merkel; Photo: Twitter / @zoran_zaev

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Bundestag will decide on the start of the EU’s negotiations with North Macedonia in September, reported the Government of North Macedonia after the meeting between German Chancellor and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, reports Plusinfo.

During the meeting, Merkel emphasised that North Macedonia has done everything as expected and that officials in Berlin are very positive about it.

North Macedonia has a lot of trust in German Chancellor and supports its policy in the process of the EU enlargement, as well as the policy towards the Western Balkans, said Zaev during the meeting.

“Zaev also pointed out that the German Federal Foreign Office
has a positive attitude towards North Macedonia and their start of negotiations with the European Union, but some procedures and democratic processes, which will enable the Bundestag to adopt a positive decision in September, should be respected,” it is noted in the statement of the Government of North Macedonia.

Zaev has previously stated that there is no other option than the opening of negotiations in June and that there is a possibility of returning the mandate if North Macedonia does not receive a date for negotiations with the EU in June or July.

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