The Netherlands agrees for Macedonia to receive a date for start of negotiations with the EU


       
Amsterdam, 22 June, 2018 - 15:10 (META) 

Dutch Parliament has given the green light for opening accession negotiations for Macedonia to the EU, reported Albanian Television “Top Channel”.

According to the same source, Dutch MPs could not come to an agreement as to whether Albania should receive a date for the start of negotiations with the EU.

According to them, Albania has not done enough to fight corruption and crime.

“Albania has not met the five priorities set in the progress report, because there has been no progress in legal reforms, the fight against corruption or in the fight against crime. Based on this progress, we can not open accession negotiations with the EU. The Dutch Government should not vote in favour of opening accession negotiations with the European Commission”, said the proposal from Dutch Parliament.

The Netherlands and France were the two countries that refused to give a green light for opening accession talks with Macedonia and Albania ahead of the upcoming EU summit, which is to be held on 25 June in Brussels.