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Macron: The Brexit Safeguard Mechanism Can Be Negotiated within 30 Days

An Irish border solution (the so-called safeguard mechanism) can be found within 30 days in order for an organized exit of the UK from the EU to be achieved. This was stated by French President Emmanuel Macron, quoted by BTA.

Macron is convinced that a decision can be reached within 30 days and stressed that the future of the United Kingdom is only in Europe.

Reaction to Article: Europeanization Hasn’t Failed in Balkans – it Just Needs Time

To start with, it was not our intention to compare the Western Balkans to Denmark (or any other 'old' EU state), but, as explicitly said in our volume, take a look at the Europeanization process in the light of a few previous rounds of the EU enlargement, that is specifically starting with that of Central and Eastern European states.

Foreign Ministry calls on Ankara to respect Cyprus’ sovereign rights

On the first day that incoming Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias assumed his duties, Greece has called on Ankara to respect the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus and desist from plans for gas and oil drilling off the Karpas peninsula, which has been under Turkish military occupation since 1974.

In Sarajevo, senior official Grigore reiterates Romania's support for EU Southeast enlargement

In Sarajevo on Monday, State Secretary for Inter-Institutional Relations with Romania's Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) Maria Magdalena Grigore reiterated Romania's firm support for the continuation of the EU enlargement process toward the Southeast European region, which was a priority file on the agenda of the former Romanian presidency of the EU Council.

EU at odds over Albania, North Macedonia joining; Cyprus threatens veto over Turkey

European Union states were at loggerheads on Monday over starting talks with Albania and North Macedonia to enter the bloc, while Cyprus threatened to veto any agreement on future enlargement unless the EU toughens its line on Turkish drilling.