Hahn: EC to recommend Start of Negotiations with North Macedonia

The EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said during his visit of Belgrade that the European Commission (EC) will publish the report on Macedonia’s progress by the end of May. “EC will recommend initiation of the preparatory phase for membership negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. I call all EU member-states to support this initiative without any doubts. I am convinced that the enlargement procedures can be conducted properly, because it would probably take several years, so waiting for institutional reforms of the EU before this would be a waste of precious time,” said Hahn.