The Ministers of Foreign and European Affairs of the EU have unanimously agreed to start accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia.
The news was made public by Olivér Várhelyi, the European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, after a video-conference of the General Affairs Council. The EU has changed rules for meeting since the coronavirus outbreak.
Very pleased that #EU member states today reached political agreement on opening of accession talks with #Albania and #North #Macedonia. I wholeheartedly congratulate both countries. This also sends a loud and clear message to #WesternBalkans: your future is in EU.
— Oliver Varhelyi (@OliverVarhelyi) March 24, 2020
Exit News reported earlier on the expected decision, which should be formally approved by the European Council.