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EU welcomes new start and optimism in Skopje

18/07/2017 - 19:27
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The European Union welcomes the constructive approach of the new government in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, with the Stabilisation and Association Council held today in Brussels confirming the importance of reforms and the European integration perspective of the country and region.

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"We are glad to see today a new start for the country, a new optimism, and a strong commitment that allows us to refocus all our energies on the reforms the citizens need and want, and on the European Union integration perspective of the country and also of the entire region", stated High Representative Federica Mogherini following the meeting. 

"Today we discussed the state of play and the way forward both of reforms and also of good neighbourly relations, with a particular emphasis on the need to ensure good inter-ethnic relations inside the country, full involvement of a constructive parliamentary opposition and consultation with civil society," she added at the press conference together with Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and Commissioner Johannes Hahn.

Once the country delivers on these issues the EU will finally be in a position to move the country's accession process forward significantly .