Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European
Affairs, Bujar Osmani, within his working visit to Brussels, had a meeting with
the newly appointed EU Commissioner for neighbourhood policy and enlargement
negotiations, Olivér Várhelyi.
At the meeting they discussed the status of
the EU enlargement policy, with special emphasis on the new methodology, as
well as the status of reforms and other current developments in the country.
"First of all congratulations on your
new post, which I hope will, in the forthcoming period, fully justify the
intention of the whole Commission to reconsider the possibility of setting a
date for the start of negotiations with North Macedonia during the Croatian
presidency. We hope that the process of reform of the methodology will not be
delayed, and much less that it will block the initiative to bring the enlargement
process back to the Union's agenda promptly, " Osmani said, pointing out
that better structured, more efficient, fairer, more substantial and amore
credible is of interest to North Macedonia as well.
the meeting Deputy Prime Minister Osmani emphasized the country's readiness to
start the negotiations, but also the Government's commitment and focus to its
obligations in the forthcoming period, with Osmani presenting the Government's
reform agenda for the forthcoming period, ahead of the EU summit in March next
failure at the October summit to secure a decision to start negotiations, the
credibility of the EU across the region is seriously undermined, I hope that
through the new initiatives we will be able to restore the confidence not only
in the European institutions but also in the Europeanization process of the
whole region in general”, stated Osmani.