18 September 2019
The European Council President Donald Tusk visited the Macedonian capital Skopje earlier this week where he expressed his commitment to opening EU accession talks.
Reacting to his comments, the European Green Party co-chairs Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni said:
“As the Council president declared, North Macedonia has exceeded all expectations by resolving a long and bitter dispute with Greece and attempting to put itself on a more open, tolerant and pro-European path.
“This gargantuan effort on behalf of both North Macedonia and Greece to agree on the name change should not now fall on deaf ears. It is clear that North Macedonia's future belongs in the EU. It is now incumbent on EU leaders to give a ringing endorsement of this act of political courage and vote to open accession talks in October.”
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