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24 hours before the meeting / US lobbies strongly for the opening of negotiations with Albania; Pressure on the EU

  • 6/21/2021 10:53 PM
24 hours before the meeting / US lobbies strongly for the opening of negotiations with Albania; Pressure on the EU

When there are only 24 hours left for a positive decision-making for the negotiations with Tirana and Skopje, the American lobbying towards the senior leaders of Brussels and the foreign ministers gathered in Luxembourg continues.

European Union Foreign Minister Borrell confirmed that Secretary of State Blinken had asked in a conversation with him to take concrete steps for the finalization within the year of the final agreement Belgrade-Pristina.

"I have been in constant communication with my American counterpart, Secretary of State Blinken. I want to confirm that there is already a fruitful cooperation between the US and the EU on the issue of integration and also on a Belgrade-Pristina agreement. There is no competition between us and this will help the success of these processes. I informed the ministers and I hope that there will be developments before the end of the summer season", said the Head of EU diplomacy, Joseph Borrell.

Albania has already met all the conditions, while despite the diplomatic commitment of Brussels and Washington, there are still no signals from Bulgaria that it will lift the veto on Skopje.

Dutch Foreign Minister Kaag, when asked by reporters, said that they should expect even unforeseen surprises regarding the decision on Tirana and Skopje. Even the head of the SP Parliamentary Group, Taulant Balla with a post on Facebook has given positive signals for the negotiations.

/Klara Ruci/