The political situation in Macedonia will be one of the topics that will be discussed at the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union in Luxembourg on Monday.

“In April 2015, the Council expressed serious concern about the deteriorating situation in the country, especially in the area of rule of law, fundamental rights and media freedom. The Council urged all parties to take responsibility and to take urgent measures to achieve a sustainable solution to engage constructively in restarting the political dialogue and restoring confidence in the institutions. Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn visited Skopje on 2nd of June and met with leaders of the main political parties to find a solution for the current political crisis in the country. Agreement was reached on several issues, including the commitment to implement reforms. Talks resumed in Brussels on 10th of June, but final agreement has yet been reached. The European Union continues to call on all sides – in the interest of their country and its citizens – to find a sustainable political compromise without delay and to come up with concrete proposals, based on the agreement of 2nd of June,” reads the announcement of the agenda for the meeting in Luxembourg on Monday posted on the website of the EU Council, which adds that the Commission remains ready to mediate as a facilitator in the discussions.