Today, the EU General Affairs Council in Luxembourg should decide regarding the EC recommendation to start accession negotiations for Macedonia and Albania.

Yesterday, Euro-Commissioner Federica Mogherini called on member states to reward Macedonia’s impressive progress regarding signing the Agreement regarding the name with Greece.

“You know that we recommended opening negotiations with Skopje and Tirane, this process must be based on merit, meaning that when there is progress, it must be recognized and be encouraged and supported. I hope that the member states will make the right decision”, Mogherini said.

Bulgarian Foreign Minister, Ekaterina Zaharieva who will preside at the EU General Affairs Council, stated that after the agreement regarding the name issue with Greece, the Council should give the green light to start accession negotiations with Macedonia.