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EU Enlargement: Commission Recommends to Take Up Albania and Macedonia

Published: October 17, 2013; 18:20 · (Vindobona)

In a set of annual reports adopted, the European Commission recommends granting EU candidate status to Albania and for the fifth time in a row, the opening of accession negotiations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

EU Enlargement: Commission Recommends to Take Up Albania and Macedonia / Picture: © European Commission

The Commission also assesses the progress towards EU accession made elsewhere in the Western Balkans and in Turkey over the past year. Given the Icelandic government's decision to put accession negotiations on hold, a simplified report on Iceland takes stock of the current state of its alignment with the EU.

Presenting the annual Enlargement Package, Commissioner Štefan…

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