BRUSSELS (Reuters) – North Macedonia should start membership negotiations to join the European Union, the European Commission formally recommended on Wednesday.
The recommendation followed a meeting of the Commission in Brussels, said Johannes Hahn, the EU commissioner in change of enlargement on Twitter. EU governments must agree to allow talks to start.
The ex-Yugoslav republic changed its name from Macedonia, this year opening the way to join NATO in 2020.
(Reporting by Robin Emmott; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)