New Enlargement Methodology Will Add Dynamic

The European Union Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi said on Friday (12.03) the new methodology in the accession process with potential bloc’s member states should contribute to more dynamic negotiations with Serbia, which went slowly last year. 

“Kosovo and Serbia should make progress in the dialogue (on the normalization of relations) which must resume after the formation of Pristina’s institutions”, Várhelyi told the economic forum in Tirana. 

He added that Kosovo should be more stable to speed up the reforms, particularly in law and economy. 

“The Union promised Western Balkans that it would be its part, and the regional countries will carry out reforms necessary to achieve that. Those reforms are often slow, and that prompted some EU member states to question the enlargement process”, Várhelyi said, adding the Western Balkans’ accession was the EU’s top priority. 

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