Commission not Commenting on what ‘Partners or Other Stakeholders are Saying’

“We are not commenting on what partners or other stakeholders are saying,” European Commission Deputy Chief Spokesperson Dana Spinant says. As she adds, enlargement is merit-based.

“I can simply state our position and our vision of enlargement and how the process is best managed and once more the key word for us and the bottom line for us is that enlargement is merit-based and should stay merit-based. We are not focused on a date. We are focused on working very closely with the candidate countries to get ready for joining the European Union,” Spinant notes.