VISA LIBERATION IN SIX MONTHS?
A high EU official said he expected for Macedonia to be granted visa liberalization in the next six months.
Erhard Busek, the former head of the Stability Pact and the current adviser of the Czech Presidency over EU, met with the Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski in Skopje today.
According to Busek, the situation in the Union itself and the outcome of the Lisbon Treaty are of key importance when it comes to EU enlargement, A1 TV Station reported.
"I don't think it's possible to get a date for start of accession talks without endorsement of the Lisbon Treaty. Generally speaking, as long as this issue is resolved, the subject of enlargement won't be taken into consideration in EU. I hope you will be able to secure the visa liberalization in the course of the Czech Presidency over EU ending in June. This is very important, as well as the implementation of the IPA funds. If Macedonia keeps up the good work, the country will be able to make these important steps forward," Busek said.