European Commission Reports on Progress Made by Albania and North Macedonia

On Monday, the European Commission published an updated report on Albania and Northern Macedonia, confirming its recommendation to begin negotiations with these countries on their accession to the European Union, The European Commission website reports.

Upon the presentation of the reports Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi commented: ”After the February adoption of the revised methodology for the accession process, we are today presenting our updates on Albania and North Macedonia. They show that the countries stepped up their work and delivered further tangible and sustainable results in the key areas identified in the Council Conclusions of June 2018. The Commission stands firmly by its recommendations to open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia and I hope that the Member States will take a positive decision in the coming weeks.”