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Pendarovski – Tusk: Citizens of North Macedonia deserve a European future

17 September 2019 | Press Releases

The President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski, met today with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk.

At the friendly meeting, they exchanged views on the overall situation in the Republic of North Macedonia and the region, as well as on the country’s aspirations for European Union membership.

President Pendarovski said that North Macedonia in the past two years has made difficult decisions on many sensitive issues, including the Prespa Agreement with the Hellenic Republic and the Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighborly Relations and Cooperation with the Republic of Bulgaria, and has carried out substantial and fundamental reforms in many key areas, thus reaffirmed its commitment to the European integration process. President Pendarovski voiced expectation that the European Council in October would valorize the country’s efforts and verify the European Commission’s 10th recommendation by setting a date for the start of accession negotiations for North Macedonia’s membership in the European Union.

The start of accession negotiations, according to President Pendarovski, will be a strong impetus for further implementation of the country’s essential reforms until its future membership in the Union, which will contribute to the overall stability and prosperity of the country and the region.

President Pendarovski expressed his gratitude to President Tusk for his clear and direct support for the European future of North Macedonia.

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