On Thursday, German Ambassador Thomas Gerberich and his French counterpart, Christian Thimonier, praised Macedonia’s results, but made no guarantees about a date in the autumn. At the debate of the National European Integration Council, both said there would be a date without specifying when one would come. Thimonier also reiterated that a reform of the EU was a priority for his country. Regarding Macedonia, he said it should continue the reform agenda. The Chair of the Council, Nikola Poposki, reacted. In his view, Macedonia has been in the EU’s waiting room for a long time. Poposki called for the situation to be observed realistically. Tuesday’s conclusion sparked accusations between government and opposition representatives. Members of opposition accused the government of manipulating the public. In response, representatives of the government said 2019 had been the most successful year even in terms of the European integration process.