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European Parliament President supports entry of four Balkan states into EU

Source : 112 Ukraine

But how quickly they can join depends on the Western Balkan countries' fulfillment of the accession criteria
14:58, 6 June 2021

The President of the European Parliament
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European Parliament President David Sassoli has called for allowing Western Balkan states into the European Union, saying expanding the EU would be positive for peace and prosperity. This was reported by Radio Liberty. 

"Enlargement can bring immense benefits both to the region and to Europe as a whole, helping to secure a stable, prosperous and peaceful continent," Sassoli said.

But how quickly they can join depends on the Western Balkan countries' fulfillment of the accession criteria.

"Reforms still need to be completed in every single one of these countries," Sassoli said, adding that the European Union must also keep its promises and recognize progress.

The EU is already conducting accession talks with Montenegro and Serbia, while Albania and North Macedonia are official candidates. North Macedonia last month received the backing of Austria, the Czech Republic, and Slovenia to start talks with the EU.

As we reported earlier, governments of seven EU member countries began to issue digital certificates of vaccination. Press office of the European Commission reported that on June 1.

Since this particular day, the documents are available in Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Poland, Croatia and the Czech Republic.

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