Pisonero: EU Accession Negotiation Framework to be Presented This June

Spokesperson of the European Commission (EC) Ana Pisonero announced on Wednesday that EC will present the negotiation framework for Macedonia and Albania this June. “EC has been drafting the negotiating framework after EU members decided to open accession negotiations in March. The negotiating framework incorporates the principles of the negotiations, and once drafted, it should receive the green light from all Union member-states. The optimistic scenario is presentation of the framework in June, its approval by member-states sometime in the fall, followed by the first intergovernmental conference, i.e. opening of the first chapter by the end of the year,” Pisonero said.