Herman Van Rompuy prefers name “Macedonia”

The President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy prefers the name “Macedonia” and noted it in his first speech on Friday during his visit to Germany, Macedonian Untrinski vesnik newspaper writes. Rompuy has delivered his first official speech before representatives of a local party not at a summit of the European Union. However, he has mentioned Macedonia as well with its constitutional name.

The President touched on the issue on the EU enlargement towards the West Balkans. The fact Rompuy pointed at the EU integration of Macedonia and the rest of the countries in the region is interpreted by Brussels as a first signal he supports their accession, Macedonian newspaper says.

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