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Draghi in the European Parliament: To open negotiations with Albania

Draghi in the European Parliament: To open negotiations with Albania

The Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Draghi, in a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, called for the immediate opening of negotiations with Albania and Northern Macedonia. Draghi said that the integration of the Western Balkan countries is not a threat to the European project.

"The enlargement process must be accelerated first. The full integration of countries aspiring to membership in the European Union does not represent a threat to the European project, but is part of its realization. Italy supports the immediate opening of membership negotiations with Albania and Northern Macedonia in line with the European Council decision of March 2020. We want to give a new impetus to the negotiations with Serbia and Montenegro and pay maximum attention to the expectation. legitimacy of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. We are in favor of the membership of all these countries and we want Ukraine in the European Union. "We have to follow the path we have set for enlargement, but at the same time we have to move as fast as possible," he said.