At an international forum in northern Macedonia on Friday, Foreign Minister Alexander Shalenberg (ÖVP) reaffirmed Austria’s support for EU access to talks with the Western Balkans and spoke in support of cooperation with the United States on the issue. Schoenberg suggested that the United States join the Berlin process (Conference on the Western Balkans, note) To engage and provide an Atlantic character to the design.
“Northern Macedonia is one of the six areas in the puzzle to complete Europe. Austria fully supports the possibility of the Western Balkans joining the European Union,” Shalenberg said in a statement. “As far as northern Macedonia and Albania are concerned, the EU can no longer give excuses as to why access talks are not open,” the foreign minister told the First Presbyterian Forum “The Western Balkans: The Missing Mystery of Completing Europe.
The conference, attended by state and heads of state and foreign ministers from six Western Balkans, including EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, EU Special Representative Miroslav Lajcak and former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, focused on cooperation between the EU and the EU in the Western Balkans.
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