“This is a historic day, because the citizens of the future Northern Macedonia deserve a European future,” said EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn in Oteshevo after signing an agreement between Macedonia and Greece in Psarades on the Greek side of Lake Prespa.

He reminded that a lot of work remains, because as one process finishes, another begins.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, said she personally hopes that in two weeks there will be a date for starting negotiations with the EU, and today’s signing of the agreement between Macedonia and Greece is a positive sign.

She added that now both countries have a lot of work to implement the agreement and that the EU will be available at every step of the way, because implementation is not only important for both countries, but for Europe as well.