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EU negotiations for Albania and N.Macedonia start tomorrow

Both countries approved the French mediation proposal

18 July, 17:15
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, JUL 18 - Tomorrow, the intergovernmental conference (IGC) will mark the opening of negotiations for the EU membership of Albania and North Macedonia. At the head of delegations from Skopje and Tirana will be the premiers of the two countries, Edi Rama and Dimitar Kovacevski, engaged in a bilateral meeting in the morning with the EC president, Ursula von der Leyen.

The beginning of accession negotiations is a long-awaited step for the two Western Balkan countries, and was made possible by the approval of the French mediation proposal by Bulgarian and Macedonian parliaments.

The proposal aimed to bring down Sofia's opposition, which had blocked the advancement in the European path of Skopje and Tirana for two years because of an identity dispute with northern Macedonia. (ANSA).

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