The EU's Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn urged the European Union to approve the start of membership talks with Albania and the newly baptised "Northern Macedonia" (New Europe refers to the country as "Macedonia/FYROM" until the Prespes Agreement with Greece comes ito force) this week, stressing the importance of giving a "positive signal" to the whole Western Balkan region.

The EU and its institutions over the last year have finally recuperated and once again found their role in the B...

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