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EU: No Agreement In Talks On Macedonian Crisis

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Talks between Macedonian political leaders aimed at resolving a crisis in the Balkan country have failed to reach a final agreement, according to the European Union mediator of the talks.

"The talks were open and detailed, but did not lead to a final agreement yet. The European Union urges all parties -- in the interest of their country and its citizens -- to find a lasting political compromise without any delay and come forward with concrete proposals to this end," an EU statement, issued after marathon talks in Brussels, said on June 10.

The EU warned that implementation of polical reforms, which all the parties have agreed are necessary, will be "essential for the country to make any progress on the Euro-Atlantic path."

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn led the talks with the leaders of the four main political parties in the former Yugoslav republic.

Hahn tweeted afterward that he was "very disappointed about lack of responsibility and leadership by some," but did not provide details of what went wrong in the negotiations.

With reporting by Reuters and AFP