European Integration: Council greenlights opening accession talks for North Macedonia and Albania

On the 25 March 2020, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the enlargement and stabilisation and association process for two candidate countries: Albania and the Republic of North Macedonia. In light of the progress achieved on reforms and the fulfilment of the conditions set unanimously by the Council in June 2018, the Council, subject to endorsement by the European Council members, decided to open accession negotiations with the Republic of North Macedonia and Albania. Details here