European Parliament to put a motion for a resolution on opening accession talks with Skopje and Tirana

European Parliament to put a motion for a resolution on opening accession talks with Skopje and Tirana

The EU Parliament is set to put a motion for a resolution on opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania on the agenda of the plenary session. The resolution is to be on the agenda of the session in Strasbourg and the debate will take place Wednesday afternoon.

The European Parliament has already agree Skopje and Tirana should open accession negotiations with the EU and a motion for a resolution comes after the EU failed to reach a consensus at the last summit, mainly because of France’s opposition.

The European Parliament expresses its deep disappointment at the EU’s failure to agree on opening accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania, since both countries have made considerable efforts to meet the EU’s requirements for opening accession negotiations.

The EU Parliament furthermore notes that candidate countries need to be assessed on the basis of their own merits and of objective criteria, rather than on considerations of internal politics in individual Member States, and that it is the speed and quality of reforms that determine the timetable for accession.