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North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has called snap elections following a decision by EU leaders to postpone opening membership talks with his country and neighbouring Albania.

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French President Emanuel Macron blocked the bid at an EU summit in Brussels.

"We are the victims of the EU's historical mistake," said Mr Zaev.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker - and other European leaders - have used the same phrase to voice criticism of the summit outcome.

EU Council President Donald Tusk said: "It's not a failure, it's a mistake. I feel really embarrassed."

The Commission and the European Parliament had recommended starting talks with both countries.

Date
2019.10.19 / 23:56
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