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Von der Leyen supports opening EU talks with Tirana-Skopje

She reaffirms W.Balkans' EU perspective in her political agenda

16 July, 15:26
(ANSA) - BRUXELLES, 16 LUG - Ursula von der Leyen, the candidate to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the EU executive in her political agenda for Europe reaffirms "the European perspective of the Western Balkans" and her "fully support" to "the European Commission's proposal to open negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania".

The President nominee's political guidelines were presented today in front of the legislators at the European Parliament. "I see an important role in the continued reform process" across the Western Balkans region, von der Leyen pointed out, suggesting that the Enlargement process "offers a unique opportunity" also for the EU "to promote and share our core values and interests".

"We share the same continent, the same history, the same culture and the same challenges. We will build the same future together", she said referring to the six Balkans' countries.


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