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CHRISTIAN DEM MP: W BALKANS' EUROPEAN INTEGRATION MUST BE ACCELERATED

 

Hungary’s position is that the EU integration of Western Balkan countries must be accelerated, a lawmaker of Hungary’s co-ruling Christian Democrats (KDNP) told the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg. Lőrinc Nacsa told MTI that the EU would make a mistake by differentiating among aspirant countries, and “under pressure from large member states”, slowing down enlargement rather than advancing it. He said the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Western Balkans is essential for Europe’s stability and security, and would increase the continent’s economic strength and competitiveness. This is why Hungary has joined PACE’s call to speed up the process, he said.