EU CLASH: Germany admits ‘situation is difficult’ over bloc expansion push

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The clashing EU is rising up against the Eastern power-hungry countries of China, Russia and Turkey to potentially extend membership to Balkan countries. 

The EU is concerned about the Russian and Chinese favouritism in the Balkans and so they have launched a new integration campaign, which performs Serbia and Montenegro a tentative accession date of 2025.

They say the candidates, which encompass Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia, must improve their popular credentials and reduce organised crime.

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Hungarian Foreign Upon Peter Szijjarto said the countries are entitled to quick accession

However, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, claimed: “The date 2025 is very late, the countries are entitled to a quick tow-path to integration.”

The German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said: “The location is extremely difficult.”

Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissel summed: “We forgot the Balkans.

“There is this question: Who will be the first in Belgrade, the EU or China? You must to counter that, because it’s our immediate neighbourhood.” 

The EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini mentioned the strategy must address the “entire region”.

During the recent wanderer crisis, one main route into the EU was through the Western Balkans.

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Mr Szijarto said: “It’s obvious that the US give birth to a strategy on the Western Balkans, Russia has a strategy on the Western Balkans. Turkey has a master plan on the Western Balkans.

“It’s only the European Union that is extremely sluggardly when it comes to issues in the Western Balkans.”

Macedonian Foreign Priest Nikola Dimitrov also hit out at the plans.

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The German Foreign Diplomat, Sigmar Gabriel, has said the situation is difficult

She said: “We are doing the whole we can so that there be a political decision in June”. 

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is scheduled to seize all six West Balkan countries later this month.

EU official Johannes Hahn, said: “Everybody realises that the conditions bring into the world to be met, that quality comes before speed, that the strategy is not an bidding to do away with conditionality.”

Additional reporting by Monika Pallenberg 

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