Enlargement policy will become priority after Brexit

Prime Minister of Montenegro, Mr Duško Marković, hopes that, once the Brexit situation is over, the EU enlargement policy will be in the focus again. In the interview for AP, Mr Marković said that he hoped Brexit would solve a great problem and open up new opportunities for candidate countries.

“Brexit is one of the most difficult open questions that the EU has faced for the last several years. Brexit deal shouldn’t affect the dynamics of the negotiations with Montenegro. On the contrary, we expect it to have positive effect”, said Mr Marković.

He added that the ratification of Brexit deal in the European and British Parliament would be a great relief to both sides.

He warned that the EU’s decision not to open negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania conveyed a negative message to the Western Balkans.

“Blocking negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania is a bad signal and a negative message for the entire WB. At the same time, it’s bad for Brussels’ position”, Mr Marković said while stressing that the EU cannot be complete, united and safe without Western Balkans.


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