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Borrell says Bulgaria should be more flexible on EU expansion to Western Balkans

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European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday that Bulgaria should be more flexible on EU expansion to Western Balkans, according to Reuters. 

Bulgaria is against North Macedonia, already a NATO member, joining to EU because of a language dispute.

“I think Bulgaria should show more flexibility on this problem that is blocking the start of the negotiation,” said Borrell at an event in Madrid.

Earlier this week, the European Union’s 27 leaders promised future membership to their six Balkan neighbors, restating a pledge first made 18 years ago, but they brushed aside calls for a 2030 goal for fear of a backlash at home over migration.