Rutte: We Hope Skopje Accepts French Proposal

“If North Macedonia does not accept the French proposal, Albania should continue on its own path, which I think is fair, but I hope that this will not be necessary,” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said after meeting with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, Albanian media reports. Rutte expressed optimism that North Macedonia will accept the French proposal and there will be no need to divide the two countries on their way to the EU. He added that the EU will continue to support North Macedonia in the next steps if it accepts the French proposal.