European Commissioner Hahn: EU examining accession of Western Balkan countries

The European Union is beginning to consider the possibility of the Western Balkan countries joining the EU to ensure peace in the region and to strengthen the Union itself, said Johannes Hahn, Commissioner responsible for European integration.

“There is a greater desire among member countries to face the possibility of enlargement (than a year ago),” Hahn in told Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung.

Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia are officially candidate countries, while Bosnia and Kosovo seek to gain candidate status.

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