Donald Tusk has only been elected the president of the European People’s Party (EPP), and among his most important tasks are to place the unfortunate enlargement issue back on course.
But in the EPP congress at Zagreb, a crisis resolution was passed calling on the EU to re-open discussions with western Balkan nations whenever possible.
The EPP is prepared to invest political capital on this.
Here it’s an issue of trust. Some states were promised several things and at the moment we didn’t deliver. And this is an issue of trust. Hence that the EPP provides trust to such nations, and I believe this may be the bridge between different or hurtful remarks,” Portugal EPP MEP Lidia Pereira stated.
In a current mini-summit of Balkan countries, leaders adopted a package of steps to encourage development and growth to create the area more appealing for its EU.
However, the most important problem remains corruption.
“Even today while, we’re at the resistance, we declare a powerful struggle against corruption, zero tolerance for corruption since perhaps this is the largest problem within the former Communist nations since [North] Macedonia was a part of the former Yugoslavia and period of transition isn’t [so] fast. We, Will, Need to accelerate the reforms,” stated Hristijan Mickoski, an EPP politician in North Macedonia.
In their battle for EU membership, the western Balkans have just one powerful ally, however: the use.
And other news in short…
Singapore is the 20th smallest nation on earth, however, the EU’s 14th biggest trade-in products associate.
The nation is a significant destination for European divisions in Asia and, following Japan and Hong Kong, the next biggest Asian investor in the EU.
Following the Vietnam arrangement, that has been enforced in June this year, the bloc continues to move nearer into a wider regional trade pact with sunken Asia.