Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, the Vice Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov, have met with the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs, and Citizenship and during the meeting, they stressed that the Government will not call off the reforms despite it wasn’t granted a start of accession negotiations, inform the government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the meeting between Zaev and Spasovski, the MoI’s and Government’s policies were highlighted especially the reference to strengthening the capacities and the cooperation with the EU in fighting illegal migrations and the conducted security reforms.

There were talks about the continuation of the reformatory process and the support from the European Commission for the country’s euro integration efforts.

“It was stated that our country has met the standards required by the EU and it was also stated that our country should keep its leadership in the reformatory process. A message was passed that the Republic of North Macedonia has the support from the European Commission which confirmed that our country deserves to open the negotiation process. Also, all parties confirmed that the European integrations are important including the stability of our country and the region’s as well” announced the Government.

The European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos is visiting Skopje for the two-day ministerial forum – TEU – Western Balkans Justice and Home Affairs ministerial forum organized under the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU.

During the meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov and Avramopoulos, there were talks about the situation in the country and the region, the outcome of the October European Council including current affairs within the EU. A topic that was discussed was the signing of the Status Agreement for the cooperation between North Macedonia and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.