EU: Time to begin membership talks for Albania, N Macedonia

AP -- Apr 28
TIRANA, Albania — The European Union is working hard to convince Bulgaria and North Macedonia to end their dispute and open the way for EU membership talks for North Macedonia and Albania, a senior EU official said Thursday.
Oliver Varhelyi, the EU ’s enlargement commissioner, was visiting Tirana, the Albanian capital, on Thursday after trips to neighboring North Macedonia and Bulgaria. He said Brussels’ delay in launching EU membership negotiations with the governments in Tirana and Skopje was compromising its security and trust.