After several election cycles in the last few years that inevitably divided the country, now it’s time to unite and politicians and political parties to put aside their differences aimed at intensifying efforts to start EU accession negotiations and to move forward in the negotiations, EU ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar said at Thursday’s traditional EU Breakfast organised by the Secretariat for European Affairs to celebrate Europe Day.

It is time to show unity for the goal and to intensify efforts, first to start accession negotiations, then to move forward in the negotiations. This has been confirmed by all parliamentary parties, and that is something they expect from you and the citizens. As in the past, and now the EU will support you on that road, said Zbogar.

He expressed satisfaction that he is in a country that is a source of stability in the region and beyond.

Here I am in a country that makes tough decisions and delivers reforms. In a country that brings good news in the Balkans. Today I cannot announce the opening of accession negotiations in June, because it is a decision of our member states. But you have a strong and convincing case to show, and the cup is being filled, EU Ambassador Zbogar said.