Commission President supports North Macedonia’s EU membership

European Commission President Von der Leyen on Thursday reiterated her support for North Macedonia joining the European Union one day. “We want you in the EU,” she said. “Bilateral issues, such as history issues, are not conditions for membership,” she said, referring to Bulgaria’s opposition. She also endorsed a French proposal to help North Macedonia’s accession process, despite mass protests in Skopje on Thursday and earlier against the deal.

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