Parliament to discuss EU accession prospects for Albania and North Macedonia  

On Wednesday afternoon, MEPs are set to reiterate their support for opening accession talks with the two Western Balkan countries.

On Tuesday 15 October, ministers from EU member states meeting in Luxembourg failed to reach a unanimous agreement on kicking off membership talks with both Albania and North Macedonia, despite heavy pressure from a vast majority of member states to begin negotiations.

The item will now end up on the table for EU heads of state or government on 17-18 October. The European Parliament has, in previous resolutions, expressed its strong support to start talks with both countries.

Council and Commission statements

Debate: Wednesday, 23 October