European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker arrives in Macedonia at the end of February, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani confirmed in the evening debate on the debut show “Top Theme” on Telma TV.
Osmani believes that this will be a visit to boost the reforms, because he is confident that Macedonia will be part of the EC’s strategic document for enlargement in the Western Balkans, which should be announced in Brussels next week.
Osmani’s forecasts are that Macedonia will receive a date for start of membership negotiations at the Summit in June.
Juncker’s mission will primarily focus on convincing Macedonian politicians of the benefits of renaming the country, such as entrance into the EU. Ironically, official Brussels has stated that it will not consider new EU member states until at least 2025.