High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell met today with Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov and Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani of North Macedonia.
HR/VP Borrell reiterated North Macedonia’s clear and uncontested EU accession perspective. He had a frank and open discussion with Deputy Prime Minister Dimitrov and Foreign Minister Osmani on finding a solution to unblock accession negotiations.
HR/VP Borrell, Deputy Prime Minister Dimitrov and Foreign Minister Osmani also discussed the privileged partnership between the EU and the Western Balkans in handling the challenges linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, including access to vaccines. The EU has made available EUR 70 million to cover the costs of some of the doses and purchase necessary equipment for vaccination.