Garcia: Leyen should support Start of EU Talks with North Macedonia

The leader of the Social Democrats in the European Parliament (EP) Iratxe Garcia addressed a letter to the candidate for president of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen in which she calls on her to support the start of membership negotiations of Macedonia with the EU. In the letter, Garcia lists the start of negotiations with Macedonia and Albania in 2019 as one of the main conditions for them to support Leyen’s bid for the position President of the European Commission. The German government, where Leyen used to be Minister of Defence, is yet to make a decision on the start of the membership talks with Macedonia and Albania.