Nechamer points out that the Western Balkans is just as important geo-strategically, and he added that Macron's idea is not concrete yet.
"We need an intermediate step, which is something more than candidate status, and which essentially does not change anything, but provides an accession perspective," the Austrian Chancellor explained.
Bulgaria meets three of the four economic convergence criteria needed to join the Eurozone.
This is stated in a report released yesterday by the European Commission.
The criteria that our country fulfills are for stable and sustainable public finances, stability of exchange rates and long-term interest rates.
Traditionally eurosceptic Denmark votes Wednesday in a referendum on whether to overturn its opt-out on the EU's common defence policy after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The vote comes on the heels of neighbouring Finland's and Sweden's historic applications for NATO membership, as the Ukraine war forces countries in Europe to rethink their security policies.
The PM said he was pleased with the results of the EU Summit