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Pristina dress shop - the ethnic-Albanian belt of the Western Balkans got good news (Photo: CharlesFred)

EU report good for Kosovo, bad for Serbia

The European Commission has said Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia should take steps forward in their bids to join the EU.

Its annual enlargement report out on Wednesday (10 October) recommended that member states should give Albania official EU candidate status and repeated calls to open accession talks with Macedonia.

It also said EU countries can sign a pre-accession pact, called a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA), with Kosovo despite the fact five of them do not rec...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Pristina dress shop - the ethnic-Albanian belt of the Western Balkans got good news (Photo: CharlesFred)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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