Macedonia in focus of Western Balkans Summit in Poznan

Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

It’s increasingly certain that enlargement can fall to the bottom of the agenda of the new European Commission. The EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, optimistically points out that there are four months to go for Macedonia and Albania to get a date by then. At the 2019 Western Balkans Summit in Poznan, he once again warned on Thursday that there would be a risk to the whole region if that didn’t happen. Macedonia is in the focus of the event. The fact that it will preside over the Berlin Process in the next 12 months, together with Bulgaria, is considered acknowledgement. However, the main message for both Macedonia and all other Western Balkan countries is expected to come on Friday from Angela Merkel.