In December 2020, North Macedonia didn’t get the long expected date for start of the negotiation process for EU accession due to opposition from its neighbour country, Bulgaria. This EU member state is opposing to North Macedonia starting EU accession before resolving some historical questions.

While considering the reasons of every parts and the importance of history in building up the future, this step represents a disappointment for ALDA because of the strategic importance it gives to the accession of the countries of the Balkans to the EU.

In December 2020, North Macedonia didn’t get the long expected date for start of the negotiation process for EU accession due to opposition from its neighbour country, Bulgaria. This EU member state is opposing to North Macedonia starting EU accession before resolving some historical questions.

While considering the reasons of every parts and the importance of history in building up the future, this step represents a disappointment for ALDA because of the strategic importance it gives to the accession of the countries of the Balkans to the EU.