Today’s visit of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission JosepBorrell to the country is an indication that the European Union stands by the enlargement agenda and focuses on the Western Balkans, said Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs BojanMarichikj.
Commenting on Borrell’s statement that “he cannot promise a date for the start of accession talks for North Macedonia”, Marichikj said that the key to a solution is between Skopje and Sofia, and Brussels can only help and support that process. According to Marichikj, it is much more important to find a solution to the issue with Bulgaria.
“We have learned the lesson that no one can promise us a date many times in the previous period. This is nothing new. The key to resolving is the Skopje-Sofia relationship, and Brussels and the EU member states can only help and support that process. Therefore, I think that our commitment to the essential process and how to reach a solution as soon as possible is much more important than tying it with a date, and it would be in our interest for that to happen as soon as possible,” Marichikj said.