The leaders meeting hosted by President Stevo Pendarovski is taking place at Villa Vodno, where political party leaders are discussing possible next steps following the European Union’s decision not to greenlight the start of talks.

Attending the leaders meeting are SDSM president Zoran Zaev, VMRO-DPMNE president Hristijan Mickoski, DUI president Ali Ahmeti, Alliance for the Albanians president Zijadin Sela, Alternativa president Afrim Gashi, and Besa president Bilal Kasami.

Though previously unannounced, DPA leader Menduh Thaci arrived at the meeting, as well.