The EU Council of Ministers (GAC) scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, will be held via video conference of the ministers, without presence, said VMRO-DPMNE MP Antonio Miloshoski, citing diplomatic sources in Brussels. Miloshoski clarified that such online sessions of GAK are considered informal and cannot make final decisions or conclusions.
“Therefore, the Council of Ministers tomorrow will give draft conclusions on enlargement, as well as draft conclusions for Macedonia and Albania in a package. These draft conclusions will be subject to adoption by the Member States through the so-called “written procedure”, which lasts one day, ie they should be confirmed on 9 December. Tomorrow at the informal Council of Ministers, neither for Macedonia nor for Albania, there will be no discussion on a draft framework for negotiations with the EU, due to the lack of consensus among the member states! Also, in the draft conclusions of the Council of Ministers there will be no date for the start of negotiations with Macedonia and Albania, nor a date for when it would be held at the first intergovernmental conference. There will only be a recommendation that the intergovernmental conference should be convened as soon as possible, after the negotiating framework is adopted by consensus in the European Council,” Miloshoski said.
“This will be the fourth veto for Macedonia in less than two years, i.e. in diplomatic terms there is no consensus on a date for the start of accession negotiations with the EU,” says Miloshoski.