Yesterday, EU member states did not accept the recommendation from the European Commission to set a date for opening membership negotiations for North Macedonia and Albania. According to EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, a small number of countries opposed it.

The draft conclusions from the ministerial meeting on general affairs in Luxembourg, which the media previously reported, said that EU member states would revisit the issue of opening talks with North Macedonia and Albania at the latest by October, this year.

After the meeting, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn told a news conference that a small number of member states were opposed and warned that the collective credibility of the Union is at stake.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó in an interview with MIA said that the decision was embarrassing.