On today’s trip to North Macedonia, Foreign Minister Maas seeks to encourage perseverance with reforms, saying that Germany will support and assist the Country.
Yesterday, the Bundestag voted in favour of opening EU accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. This sends an important message, for the Western Balkans is a key region for Europe.
Since 2014, the Eastern Partnership programme has enabled numerous civil-society organisations in Germany and in the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia to play their part as key actors and important partners of governance.
During talks with his Albanian counterpart, Foreign Minister Maas underscores that the country’s reforms will pay off.
During the visit of his Albanian counterpart, Heiko Maas praises judicial reform and emphasises the overall significance of the Western Balkans for the EU.