Merkel: Full Support for North Macedonia to get Membership Talks Start Date

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she will invest all her political power in the initiative for Macedonia to get a date for start of membership negotiations with the EU till October 2019. “I will do all I can to make this decision come true, because North Macedonia did an outstanding job with the Prespa Agreement. I discussed this matter with the other European leaders, and I am convinced we will determine a date by October, and I shall do al in my power to convince other EU member-states to support the decision,” Merkel said while in Brussels.