There are currently five major Balkan candidates for EU enlargement: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, and North Macedonia and Turkey. While talks with Turkey have stuttered, the remaining countries could prove pivotal for the EU to continue its policy of enlargement of its union of democratic markets.
Greece on Tuesday conducted its first fighter jet flight over North Macedonia, in a mission that was carried out by an F-16 from the Hellenic Tactical Air Force's 110 Combat Wing, based in Larissa.
The purpose of the mission was to locate any radar blank sectors and to test the compatibility of reconnaissance systems.
North Macedonia-based Plus Info website is reporting on Tuesday that the goal of the flyovers was to check the communication and radar coverage of the North Macedonia airspace.
This serves to prepare and fulfill the conditions of North Macedonia's future full-fledged membership in NATO and its "collective security system," the North Macedonia Ministry of Defense has announced.