The European Commission recommends the opening of accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia in its annual reports of Western Balkan states.

According to both the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini and the European Commissioner for Enlargement, Johannes Hahn, the two countries are the only ones in the area that meet the EU executive’s criteria to open accession talks.

“The EU's enlargement policy is an investment in peace, in security, in prosperity and in t...

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