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Austria’s Kurz says sees clear prospect for Macedonia in EU


Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz says the resolution of Macedonia’s name dispute will help drive forward the country’s bid to join the European Union.

Sebastian Kurz, whose country takes over the EU’s rotating presidency in July, said Wednesday that Austria ‘sees a clear European perspective for the entire Western Balkans and, of course, also for Macedonia.’

Speaking in Berlin, he congratulated Macedonia and Greece on ending their decades-long dispute over the name, which is also used by a Greek region.

Kurz said ‘this definitely ensures that it will now be possible to push ahead with Macedonia’s accession process.