Skopje. Portuguese ambassador to Skopje Alan Bergam presented Monday the priorities of Portugal’s EU Presidency and the country’s clear political will to help Macedonia quickly receive a date for EU membership negotiations, the Macedonian National Radio /MRT/ informed.
The ambassador talked to the members of Macedonia’s parliamentary committee on European affairs. According to him Macedonia will get a date for the negotiations in October and this will be 2008. However, he stressed the date will be also dependent on the upcoming meeting between European Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn, High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana and Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski.