EP urged to involve Western Balkan parliamentarians

It would be a sign of “concrete political support in the enlargement process,” the Movement said in a release. Aside from a drop in the number of members in the European Parliament over Brexit, the EU decided in 2018 to reserve 46 seats for “possible enlargement in the future,” i.e. the parliamentarians of the Western Balkan states negotiating their entry into the EU. [Shutterstock/Alexandros Michailidis]

The European Movement in Serbia urged the European Parliament on 22 June to involve in its regular sessions the parliamentarians of the Western Balkan states that had applied for EU membership in its regular sessions as observers.

It would be a sign of “concrete political support in the enlargement process,” the Movement said in a release. Aside from a drop in the number of members in the European Parliament over Brexit, the EU decided in 2018 to reserve 46 seats for “possible enlargement in the future,” i.e. the parliamentarians of the Western Balkan states negotiating their entry into the EU.

The European Movement in Serbia has suggested that the Parliament should symbolically activate the decision on the reserved seats, inviting several Western Balkan parliamentarians to join its regular session. The Parliament would thus provide concrete political support to the EU enlargement process, which it has been committed to in its resolutions, the Movement added in the release.

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