European Parliament to discuss Macedonia’s progress towards EU membership

The European Parliament on Wednesday and Thursday will discuss and vote on a draft resolution on Macedonia’s progress towards EU membership.

In the draft resolution that is likely to be adopted by the Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, the Parliament once again recommends the start of Macedonia’s EU accession talks and expresses “regret that the Council has not taken a decision on the opening of accession negotiations as recommended by the Commission for a second year in a row.”

The MEPs also express regret that the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece has blocked Macedonia’s path towards EU membership, urging the two sides to reach a mutually acceptable solution in the spirit of good neighbourly relations.

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