EU Commission head Ursula von der Leyen hailed the “historic moment” at a joint news conference with Albanian Premier Edi Rama and North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski.
North Macedonia's foreign minister hails the "historic opportunity" at the signing event, while his Bulgarian counterpart says the agreement contains measures to sort out unresolved bilateral issues.
North Macedonia's constitution will be amended to recognise a Bulgarian minority and in exchange Bulgaria will allow its West Balkan neighbour to start membership talks with the European Union.
European Union's founding principles of human dignity and equality fall apart at the seams, especially when it has kept Muslim-majority Balkan countries at bay.
North Macedonia's ambition to start EU membership talks has been stymied by Sofia over long-running disputes, but a change in stance of some Bulgarian opposition forces may resolve the issue.
The move could open up a years-long path toward Ukraine joining the bloc which
requires unanimous approval from all existing EU member nations.
The EU has a new project on track for summer that expands bloc benefits to and deepens cooperation with neighbouring countries hoping to join the union, such as Ukraine.
No breakthrough at the EU meeting with leaders of Albania, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Kosovo on the tortuous path towards bloc's membership.
Slovenia will encourage dialogue between the EU and Turkey during its mandate as president of the Council of the European Union, the country's Foreign Minister Anze Logar says after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart.
Turkish President Erdogan speaks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council head Charles Michel seeking to better ties.
UN and EU will be part of talks over divided island of Cyprus in New York, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says, hailing EU's efforts to improve ties with Ankara.
President Erdogan says he wants to improve ties with EU and is hoping for same "goodwill" from 27-nation bloc. Separately, FM Cavusoglu calls for EU accession reforms, saying "Turkey is in Europe, and Europe is part of our destiny."
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