Scheib: Macedonia can get Date for start of EU Membership Talks by October

The German Ambassador to Serbia Thomas Scheib said in an interview for a Serbian newspaper that he hopes that Macedonia will be determined a date for start of membership negotiations with the EU by this October. “Because of intensive harmonisation, in Germany among others, the decision for the start of the negotiations has been delayed until October. Germany welcomes the great statesmanship achievement of North Macedonia and Greece, managing to solve the name issue after such a long time, and therefore we hope that the country will launch negotiations very soon. Berlin believes that the accession of new members and reforms within the EU are two separate processes that have to develop in parallel,” Scheib said.