German member of the European Parliament David McAllister, who sits on the AFET Foreign Committee, called on the member states to correct the mistake from the latest European Council and to approve the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania.

McAllister pointed to the coming meeting of the European People’s Party in Zagreb as a venue where the conservative parties will be able to discuss the decision, which was blocked mainly by France, and how it can be altered.

In an interview with Deutsche Welle, McAllister said that it is good that Croatia is holding the presidency of the European Council and could help its fellow Balkan countries. Still, Croatia has poor relations with Serbia, and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has cancelled his participation at the EPP meeting, which could lead to a divided decision on the Balkans.