The Council of Ambassadors is against early elections: Parties should strengthen institutions

The Council of Ambassadors welcomes the support of the European perspective of the Western Balkan countries as a shared strategic choice expressed in the final declaration of the EU-Western Balkans Summit on 6 October, the Council said.

"The Council regrets that during this European Summit, despite the many times reaffirmed commitment to the enlargement of the Union, the leaders of the member states were unable to set a specific date for the first intergovernmental conference EU-Republic of Northern Macedonia and Albania, despite the repeated statement that the two countries meet the criteria for starting negotiations.

"The Council particularly welcomes the EU's presented Economic and Investment Plan (EIP) and guidelines for the implementation of the Green Agenda in the Western Balkans, which envisages a 30 billion euro investment package for the region over the next seven years that will significantly contribute to economic development for the region." the statement said.

The Council of Ambassadors says it highly appreciates the efforts of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Joseph Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, to find a speedy solution to the dispute with Bulgaria in favor of strengthening the Republic of Northern Macedonia's integration path. Republic of Albania to the European Union.

"The Council of Ambassadors calls on Bulgarian leaders to be more flexible and friendly to the countries of the Western Balkans in the EU enlargement process, instead of unnecessarily blocking the process," the statement said.

The Council of Ambassadors welcomes the successful completion of the local elections in the country as a test of great maturity of democracy and calls on the political parties from the government and the opposition through their work in the government and Parliament to engage comprehensively in implementing the planned reforms in all areas. living in order to accelerate the country's integration into the Union.

The Council considers that the political parties "instead of focusing on organizing frequent early elections (thus weakening the economy) should focus on increasing the efficiency of the work of the Assembly and strengthening the institutions of the state."

Source: Sloboden Pecat
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