OSMANI: WESTERN BALKANS IS A PARTNER TO THE EU IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMON FUTURE
Minister in charge of European Affairs Bujar Osmani participated at the
Informal Ministerial Meeting of the EU Candidate Countries, together with
Ministers and State Secretaries for European Affairs from the Member States of
the European Union which was held in Bucharest, within the Romanian
chairmanship, as one of the road stations before the grand summit dedicated to
the future of Europe to be held in Sibiu, Romania on May 9th.
meeting the perspectives of the European Union enlargement process were
discussed, as an important part in the creation of the European future, and
experiences among candidate countries were exchanged in terms of the challenges
they face in the pre-accession process.
Macedonia is a successful story on the Balkans - a country that has no open
issues with its neighbours, with stable internal political and ethnic
stability, which is surely on the path to becoming the 30th member of NATO, and
we expect the start of accession negotiations with the European Union this
year," stated Osmani, pointing out this success as part of the new
European momentum on the Balkans, which integration into the EU will mean
success of the EU enlargement policy and will contribute to the creation of a
stable, secure and prosperous Europe.
is the second one in a series of meetings between the EU and the candidate
countries, after the first one held in Vienna, aimed at preparing member states
and candidate countries for EU membership European Union for the upcoming
summit in Sibiu, Romania, where the guidelines for the future composition of
the Union will be determined.