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Borell ready to return Western Balkans to agenda in April

On March 5, nine EU member states wrote a letter urging the EU Foreign Minister to return the Western Balkans to the Union’s agenda in April after deadlines were blocked in December last year over the Skopje dispute. -Sofia, announced the MIA correspondent from Brussels.

In December, for the first time in history, the EU ended the year without any conclusions regarding the Western Balkans, due to the inability to find a compromise with Bulgaria on the vocabulary regarding “interpretation of history”.

From December until today, the Western Balkans is completely absent from the discussions in Brussels.

Nine member states, Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, sent a letter on 5 March to Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, at the request of the council. next Minister for Foreign Affairs of the EU. in April the region to return to the negotiating agenda.

In the reaction from Borell’s cabinet, it is said that he shares the position of these nine member countries.

“The EU and the Western Balkans are priorities for the European Union, the EU is the main political, economic and trade partner of the region, whose future is clear in the EU. The High Representative shares the position expressed in the letter of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs on this issue, stands in Borelli’s statement.

From there they add that the Minister of Foreign Affairs is ready for talks with EU member states on the topic of the Western Balkans.

The April Council of EU Foreign Ministers is scheduled for April 19, which will be after the elections in Bulgaria, opening opportunities for the region to return to the EU focus.//

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