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.
During the visit of his Albanian counterpart, Heiko Maas praises judicial reform and emphasises the overall significance of the Western Balkans for the EU.
Minister of State Roth encouraged his colleague not to slacken in her country’s moves towards reform and to aim for concrete results. The fields of the rule of law and good governance are particularly important in this Connection.
Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth received a delegation from the newly founded Regional Youth Cooperation Office of the Western Balkans at the Federal Foreign Office on 5 December.