EU’s Hahn: Commission to propose start of accession negotiations for Albania, FYROM

The European Commission will propose to EU member-states the start of accession negotiations for both Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, European Commissioner for Enlargement NegotiationsJohannes Hahn told Die Welt on Thursday.

The German newspaper reported the commissioner as saying the proposal “very likely to be made by this summer”.

Hahn added that “both countries have completed significant reforms in the past and have the right to take this step,” while the citizens of both countries “deserve this specific European prospect.”