Foreign Affairs Ministry welcomes enlargement evaluation

Slovakia welcomes the conclusions contained in the Enlargement Strategy and regular evaluation reports published on November 5 by the European Commission (EC) in Brussels. Slovakia praises the progress made in Croatia's accession proceedings and hopes that this country will fulfill the given criteria to end the technical negotiations by the end of 2009. Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Ján Škoda told the TASR newswire that the ministry expects Turkey to continue with the fulfillment of EU pre-accession criteria. He also said that Slovakia was prepared to support the integration ambitions of West Balkan countries in order to strengthen the association process in the region. Škoda said that EU enlargement was the central motivating factor that accelerates positive reforms in countries undergoing transformation, and that he was convinced this process would continue. TASR

Slovakia welcomes the conclusions contained in the Enlargement Strategy and regular evaluation reports published on November 5 by the European Commission (EC) in Brussels. Slovakia praises the progress made in Croatia's accession proceedings and hopes that this country will fulfill the given criteria to end the technical negotiations by the end of 2009.

Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Ján Škoda told the TASR newswire that the ministry expects Turkey to continue with the fulfillment of EU pre-accession criteria. He also said that Slovakia was prepared to support the integration ambitions of West Balkan countries in order to strengthen the association process in the region. Škoda said that EU enlargement was the central motivating factor that accelerates positive reforms in countries undergoing transformation, and that he was convinced this process would continue. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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