Efforts continue in the hope of enabling Sofia and Skopje to resolve their differences but diplomats don't expect a breakthrough before the European Council meeting in December.
The worsening of the pandemic will affect the economy through weaker tourism, remittances, external demand and FDI, as well as tighter financial conditions, says the IMF.
Bulgaria uses veto to block North Macedonia’s progress towards EU accession, while Netherlands insists Albania meet all conditions by EU leaders.
Agreements signed on deepening regional integration and alignment with EU policies aimed at achieving climate neutrality — but no breakthrough in ongoing spat between summit's co-hosts Bulgaria and North Macedonia.
Regional initiative set up to take concrete steps to eliminate obstacles to the free movement of people, goods, services and capital, with the final aim of securing EU membership.