German Chancellor Olaf Scholz believes that the European Union should be expanded by including the Western Balkan states, Ukraine and Moldova, and eventually Georgia as well. “I am committed to the enlargement of the European Union to include the Western Balkan states, Ukraine and Moldova, and ultimately Georgia,” the politician said during his speech at Charles University in Prague, kp.ru writes.
Earlier, Scholz, in a speech at the German Bundestag, urged EU countries to take active steps to grant EU membership to the Western Balkan countries.
He also pointed out that the leadership of the Balkan countries has done a lot to join the EU, and North Macedonia has even changed its name. Scholz believes that it is not surprising that these countries feel frustrated by Brussels' slowness. To achieve these goals, Scholz urged the EU to implement institutional reforms to simplify the accession process for new members.