Austria Supports Start of Accession Negotiations with North Macedonia

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: February 28, 2020; 21:28 ♦ (Vindobona)

Karoline Edtstadler calls for a speedy start of accession negotiations with North Macedonia and assures Austria's full support.

Edtstadler and Osmani (left) stress that the EU must have a great interest in a stable, secure and economically successful Balkans and that both sides would benefit from close cooperation. / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Andy Wenzel

On the occasion of a working meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, Minister for European Affairs Karoline Edtstadler reiterated her call for a speedy start of accession negotiations and assured Austria's full support:

"North Macedonia is an important partner for Austria, which has gradually moved closer to the European Union in recent years. In…