Austria in favour of new push for EU accession of Western Balkans

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Austria is in favour of a renewed push for the accession of the six Western Balkan countries to the European Union. The process, which had not been very dynamic in the first place, had been interrupted during the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday after a meeting with ministers from the six countries. “There is still a lot of necessary reform work, but there has been a lot of progress as well in the last few years, which needs to be recognized,” Kurz said. With Russia, China and Turkey, there was an increasing number of states that wanted to extend their influence o…

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