Western Balkans: Austrians Demand EU Accession Negotiations Begin

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: June 5, 2019; 08:59 ♦ (Vindobona)

After the EU Commission issued a recommendation for the opening of accession talks with the two Western Balkan states North Macedonia and Albania, the European parliamentarians of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) Karas and Mandl demand that the "promises" be kept. The decision to open accession talks will be taken by the Member States later in June.

The decision to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania will soon be taken by the Member States. / Picture: © Google Maps 2019 (Screenshot)

"The European Union must honour its commitments to the countries of the Western Balkans. It is therefore an important and correct step to start accession negotiations with Northern Macedonia and Albania. After careful examination, the European Commission has established that these two countries meet the conditions for accession," says Othmar Karas, MEP, commenting on the recommendation…