Varhelyi: Important that first Intergovernmental Conferences with Albania, North Macedonia be held this year

Varhelyi: Important that first Intergovernmental Conferences with Albania, North Macedonia be held this year

European Commissioner for Enlargement Olivier Varhelyi today called for the first Intergovernmental Conferences with Albania and North Macedonia to take place.

Commissioner Varhelyi attended today a video conference of European Affairs Ministers chaired by German Minister for European Affairs Michael Roth, as Germany holds the six-month rotating EU Presidency until the end of 2020.

In a Twitter post, Varhelyi stressed that work to approve the negotiating framework for Albania and NorthMacedonia must continue.

“At the video meeting of Europe Ministers General Affairs Council today: Work should continue and it’s important that negotiating frameworks with Albania and North Macedonia are agreed as soon as possible, so [the] first Intergovernmental Conferences can be held this year“, Varhelyi wrote.

He continued: “All need to continue the efforts to resolve the open issues. I am in contact with the German EU Presidency and all relevant parties in support of finding a solution“. /ibna