German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron together with EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini failed Monday to find solutions to the situation in the Western Balkans, especially on relations between Serbia and Kosovo. After a closed-door meeting with the leaders of the Western Balkan countries, Merkel said it was an informal meeting and no immediate results were expected.
The French leader didn’t shy away from explaining that Macedonia not just it would not get an ‘accession date’, but should not hope to join the EU in the next decade.
During the meeting, Merkel and Macron chatted up Zaev. During the brief conversation, unofficially, Zaev was told to ease up on his lies in Macedonia. The brief encounter resulted in dozens of memes.