The Council of the EU on Friday didn’t adopt the controversial enlargement conclusions after they weren’t approved by the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Now, Portugal will have to tackle the matter, MIA’s Brussels correspondent reports.

Diplomats in Brussels do not remember the last time the year ended without conclusions on EU enlargement, but after today’s meeting of ambassadors it is certain that this time they will not be adopted, after the Czech Republic and Slovakia said the text goes too far in interfering in bilateral disputes.

After months of heated discussions with Bulgaria over the inclusion of a clause stating that the Agreements with Greece and Bulgaria should put an end to demands related to “misinterpretation of history”, the German presidency relented earlier this week and agreed to include the clause.