From within the EC in Brussels they informed that the report on Macedonia will be announced in November. “The conditions for Macedonia obtaining date for start of negotiations remain the same – meeting of the political criteria and the benchmarks.
Olli Rehn encourages the country to focus on progress in these key areas,” stated EU Enlargement Commissioner Spokesperson Krisztina Nagy for Kanal5 TV.
From within CoE they said it was still early to tell whether date for start of the negotiations with the EU will be granted as the conduct of the elections remained to be seen.
Nevertheless, they reminded that the possible decision for start of accession negotiations should be made by the EU Ministerial Council via consensus. A solution to the name issue remains to be found, they said from within the CoE.