EU Delays Membership Talks With Albania, North Macedonia



The European Union on Tuesday delayed the start of formal membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia until October, Germany’s Deutsche Welle news service reported. The European Commission last month recommended accession talks should begin with the Balkan countries after they had carried out reforms. However, EU ministers for European affairs gathered in Luxembourg on Tuesday were unable to overcome differences between member states to launch the accession talks. Unanimous agreement by all 28-member states is needed."In light of the limited time available and the importance of the matter, the Council will revert to the issue with a view to reaching a clear and substantive decision as...

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