Thimonier: Paris Approves EU Negotiation Framework for North Macedonia

The French Ambassador to Macedonia Christian Thimonier said on Thursday for 24TV that official Paris has approved the negotiation framework for the membership talks to be conducted between Macedonia and the EU. “This framework is a product of France’s demands for new EU enlargement methodology. Back in October 2019 French President Emanuel Macron vetoed the start of the membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, but now official Paris has opened the doors for membership talks with these countries. Still, for this to happen, the framework needs to be approved by all EU member-states first,” Thimonier said.