The EU is likely to approve the start of formal accession negotiations with Albania and Northern Macedonia next month, believing it will stabilize the troubled part of the Balkans, Bloomberg reported today.
"Bearing in mind the progress made in the reforms," the EU ministers' meeting in Luxembourg on 15 October will be resolved to start accession negotiations with the governments in Tirana and Skopje, "reads an internal draft report that was split between them on Friday. the ministers, and so did Bloomberg.
Although this formulation may change, Bloomberg reports, the last such report did not contain a recommendation for start of negotiations.
A similar push to open accession negotiations occurred in June, when countries such as France, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark opposed launching accession negotiations.