German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a speech at an EU-Western Balkans cooperation forum called "Process of Berlin ”, in Sofia that she hopes for the start of EU accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia before the end of the German presidency of the Council in December .
"I hope it will still be possible for us to organize an accession conference under our presidency," she said. "You have to say yes, agree! This is very important ", added the German head of state during this meeting co-chaired by Bulgaria and North Macedonia, countries which did not succeed in resolving their disputes.
"One of the objectives of our EU presidency is to advance the enlargement process and we intend to do so in the coming days and weeks," said German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.