Macedonia will successfully become part of the strategy of the enlargement commission with the Western Balkan countries and will achieve the 2025 Agenda, Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani told EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn at today’s meeting in Brussels, stated the Secretariat for European Affairs.
“Plan 18 has already been adopted by the Government and its implementation, for now, is going smoothly. I expect to address all key areas in a timely manner and create conditions for confirmation of the decision to start negotiations. Parliament gave the first green light for constitutional changes in accordance with the Prespa Agreement, which not only opened the way for the implementation of the obligations under the Agreement, but also created conditions for accelerating the reform process of the country in accordance with the conclusions of the European Council from June,” Osmani said at the meeting.
He pointed out that relations between Macedonia and Greece are improving at an speedy pace, recalling the renewal of airline flights between Athens and Skopje after a 10-year pause.
Osmani informed Hahn about the progress in the preparation of the negotiating structure for the start of negotiations, stressing that the government is working to include it in the process, both the civil sector and the academic community.