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.
The new pact, which still needs to be finalised, will almost certainly face intense legal scrutiny that began after revelations by Edward Snowden of mass digital spying by US agencies.
Tensions have risen between Poland and the bloc with the ruling of Poland's Constitutional Court earlier this month, which said the country's national laws take precedence over some EU legislation.
This decision taken by the commission's Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR) encountered backlash from the Turkish side.
Italian premier Mario Draghi's comments against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prompt a strong response from Turkey.
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.
The incoming president of European Commission wins a comfortable majority of 461 to 157 to approve her line-up of top officials, who will take office on December 1.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ally has been named as the first woman president of the European Union after serving various positions of power in Germany.
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