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Merkel: Macedonia to start EU talks in 2010 with Iceland January 6, 2010

Posted by Yilan in EU, European Union, Macedonia.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Thursday Bundestag deputies that EU accession negotiations with Macedonia and Iceland are to be launched next year.

“EU’s agenda for the following year will include the issue of enlargement with Iceland and Macedonia”, announced Merkel, reports Deutsche Welle-Macedonian Program.

The German Chancellor briefed deputies on the talks within the December 10-11 EU summit in Brussels, as well as Climate Chance Conference in Copenhagen.

Merkel urged MPs to discuss more intensively on EU-related topics, including enlargement.

“The parliament should debate more intensively on important legislative initiatives from Brussels, which was not the case prior to the Lisbon Treaty enforcement. This of course refers to topics discussed at the December 10-11 summit, including the EU enlargement. The European Council has announced that the issue of Iceland and Macedonia accession negotiations would be put on the 2010 agenda. The issue which countries belong to the EU concerns all citizens and must be reflected in our debates”, stressed Merkel.

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