Kastriot Rexhepi, the Besa MP who decided not to appear at Thursday’s vote of no confidence in the government, said that he had received strong signals from senior EU and US officials that the country would get a date for the start of negotiations with the EU.

Rexhepi did not say from which diplomats he received assurances that the country will start negotiations and that by then there will be a solution to the dispute with Bulgaria.

Given the political momentum, after the postponement of Prime Minister Zaev’s resignation, for the sake of the process and the strong signals from the strategic partners US and EU countries, which were sent to me by senior diplomats, that in December the country will probably receive a green light to start the negotiations, I decided not to participate in the Parliament session, Rexhepi wrote on social media.

The European Council will meet on 14 December. If the EU leaders decide to give the green light to start the negotiations, it means that Bulgaria has given in to the request or that Zaev has accepted all the requests of the eastern neighbor.