Britain’s Hague hopes EU “will be in favor of enlargement”

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that he hopes that the European Council will in June be in favor of enlargement.

Source: Beta

However, he stressed that a decision needed to be unanimous.

When asked if Serbia and Macedonia would get a date for the start of the EU accession negotiations, Hague said that it depended on their individual progress in fulfillment of criteria.

He said that he had discussed the issue in Belgrade “that has made great progress”.

“I hope and I believe the European Council will be strongly in favor of the enlargement but it is a decision that needs to be made unanimously,” the British official said after a meeting with Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusić in Zagreb.

Hague noted that he had discussed the EU enlargement and the negotiations with Priština with Serbian officials in Belgrade on Thursday. He pointed out that the implementation of the Brussels agreement would be monitored.


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