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Emmanuel Macron’s furious attempt to block two countries joining EU – ‘Profound mistake’

French President Emmanuel Macron has raged against EU expansion in recent years, blocking two Balkan states from entering the Brussels bloc. In late 2019, Mr Macron was the only EU leader to oppose North Macedonia’s entry into the bloc while Paris was joined by Denmark and the Netherlands in thwarting Albania’s attempts to join. Justifying the shock move, President Macron insisted there can be no more expansion until the process itself had been reformed and that the EU “should do more to help those countries develop, not just make pledges”.

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