OSMANI: WE WILL PROVIDE ALL PRECONDITIONS FOR CONFIRMATION OF THE DECISION FOR START OF NEGOTIATIONS IN JUNE 2019
Deputy Prime Minister in
charge of European Affairs Bujar Osmani, during his working visit to Brussels,
had an informal briefing with representatives of the Working Party on the
Western Balkans Region (COWEB).
At the meeting, Osmani
briefed on the current political situation in the country, assessing the
political climate as positive for implementation of the envisaged reforms,
especially now, after the first decision to start the constitutional changes in
accordance with the Prespa agreement, thus unpacking the work of the
"As a Government and a
country, we are working deliberately to fulfil all the remarks and
recommendations contained in the European Commission Report, especially those
that refer to the conclusions of the June summits of the Council of the EU, by
which we will build a solid portfolio that will ensure the confirmation of the
decision by the Council next June and the start of the negotiations,"
Osmani stressed, pointing to the progress of the implementation of the
constitutional changes, and the reforms of Plan 18.
"Plan 18 is already
adopted by the Government and its implementation, and for now it goes smoothly.
I expect that all key areas will be addressed on time, bearing in mind that the
pace of implementation of the reforms has intensified after the opening of the
Parliament with the first green light given for the constitutional
changes", Osmani stressed, pointing out the progress in the formation of
the negotiating structure and the preparation of the state for the start of the
Osmani pays a working visit
to Brussels, where, in addition to the briefing with representatives of COWEB,
he will have a working meeting with EU Commissioner for Enlargement and
Neighbourhood Policy, Johannes Hahn.