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New German government: Opening of the first chapters of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia proposed

  • 11/24/2021 6:48 PM
New German government: Opening of the first chapters of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia proposed

The coalition agreement of the three German parties that will form the new federal government supports the European integration of the six countries of the Western Balkans.

The agreement proposes the opening of the first chapters of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia, visa liberalization for Kosovo and the continuation of negotiations with Montenegro and Serbia.

"We support the European integration of the six Western Balkan countries and, in this sense, even the reforms needed to meet all the Copenhagen criteria," the document said.
In this context, civil society will be strengthened, it is further added.

It also supports the EU-sponsored Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, as well as efforts to maintain long-term peace in Bosnia based on maintaining territorial integrity and overcoming ethnic differences.

"EU membership's capacity to admit new members needs to be improved with membership negotiations," the document says.

/Klara Ruci/