16 April 2024 / 08:22 RU

    Romanian FM: Romania believes that a credible enlargement process of the EU is a strategic investment

    A credible enlargement process of the European Union is a strategic investment and the accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia should be opened “without further delay or preconditions,” Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu said on Wednesday, as he participated in an event that marked the taking over by Croatia of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. 

    “If we are talking about a Europe that has influence, this starts in our region. That is why the Croatian Presidency’s emphasis on the enlargement process is welcome,” he said, according to Nineoclock.ro.

    In this regard, the Romanian top diplomat spoke about the expansion plans in the Western Balkans.

    “We believe that a credible enlargement process of the European Union is extremely important, it is a strategic investment in the stability, security and prosperity not only of the candidate states, but also of the entire continent. We should therefore reach important decisions and open up the accession negotiations with Albania, with North Macedonia without further delays or preconditions and this should happen before the Western Balkans Summit in Zagreb,” Aurescu said.


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