Former Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki thinks that we do not decide on the date but the 27 or 28 member states, as Britain is still part of the EU.

We will become EU members when we get so close to European standards that it will not matter for them whether we have joined the EU or not. And I think it will be the main criterion for the following enlargements, said Poposki.

He said that Macron and Merkel would probably not dedicate the meeting to Macedonia, given that there are many more important issues to discuss.