Western Balkans not yet ready to join EU: Juncker

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Western Balkans not yet ready to join EU: Juncker
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker here on Friday said Western Balkans has a clear vision to join the EU, but the region is still not ready to join the bloc. At a joint press conference with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Juncker welcomed that Bulgaria's six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) gave the topic of the Western Balkans the attention it deserves. However, according to Juncker, admission of new members to the EU would not be possible before the end of the mandate on Jan. 1, 2020, because preparations have not advanced enough to...


Western Balkans not yet ready to join EU: Juncker


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