'The rules are clear for everybody,' said Bulgaria's foreign minister Zaharieva (Photo:

Bulgaria: Western Balkans 2025 enlargement deadline 'realistic'

A 2025 deadline for EU enlargement in the Western Balkans is "realistic" but will depend on the region's countries efforts to meet the criteria, according to Bulgaria's foreign minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, whose country now has the rotating EU Council presidency.

"If all the society and political leaders focus on that and implement key reforms, it's not unrealistic," she told EUobserver in Sofia on Thursday (11 January)

"It depends on each of the [region's] countries, on how fas...

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