In the opinion of members of Parliaments from the region, it seems that Macedonia will not be given a date to open its EU accession talks in December. In response, Albania is intensifying diplomatic efforts to have its EU accession process decoupled from Macedonia, said VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki, who attends a regional meeting of parliamentarians in Washington D.C.

Macedonia remains blocked by Bulgaria, which demands major concessions in the realm of Macedonian national history and identity. Even as Bulgaria is expected to finally form a Government, Milososki predicted that the unfavorable balance of power will remain in place in the first half of 2022 as well.