Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the European Council, said that he expects that Balkan countries will be given a clear perspective for enlargement at the May summit in Zagreb.

Plenkovic told France 24 that the changes in the enlargement methodology and additional Commission reports on Macedonia and Albania will be completed by then. France blocked both countries from opening EU accession talks in October, and demands changes to the process of enlargement, but also to the EU itself, which would make it more centralized.