Stefan Fuele is due in Macedonia on Monday, conducting a closer inspection of recent reforms enacted with a view to meeting EU demands.
Fuele’s visit comes one month before the expected publication of a European Commission report on the country.
Macedonia hopes that it will contain, for the third time in a row, a recommendation for the country to start EU accession talks.
“I think both we and the European Commission will have reason to feel satisfied with what’s been accomplished,” the Vice Prime Minister in charge of EU affairs, Teuta Arifi, said on Friday.
She said that her country had done most of its homework when it came to addressing the main issues that Brussels noted this summer.