Romania supports Macedonia’s EU membership

Romania resolutely supports the EU and NATO integration of Macedonia, stated Romanian President Traian Basescu after meeting Macedonian counterpart George Ivanov in Bucharest.

Ivanov is on a two-day official visit to Romania in a bid to boost relations between the two neighbors of Bulgaria.

Speaking at an official press conference Thursday, Basescu nevertheless pointed out that Macedonia needs the approval of all EU member states to further integration, and that in particular it needs to resolve the festering name dispute with Greece.

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